Okay, so I’m a bad blogger. I never get around to it. I enjoy it and wish I could do more. Tonight I just had to open the release valve and let out a little steam. I just read the National Blog and may I just say WOOOOHOOOO! The summer adventures they announced are amazing.
You see, I work with kids who have nothing. Some are homeless. Some have been abandoned. Some are just living in the worst possible situations. So, to even think that I may have a shot at applying to expose these kids to the world made my sense of anticipation reach maximum capacity. Hence the need for the release valve.
The DEN has been so good to me. Belonging to a group that is full of truly amazing people has transformed me. I teach, think and even approach my daily life differently because of the DEN. I know it may sound a little corny but, I think that if I had never stumbled across the DEN I might not be the teacher or person I am today. You see, I was on that edge. The edge between teaching and doing something else (not in education). Here is my story in a nutshell.
I was granted the E2T2 grant and in a workshop that I was required to take, someone mentioned the DEN. I looked at it, applied and then my professional life was transformed. I know just about everything I know about instructional technology to someone who works for or with Discovery. The beautiful part about teachers is that the learning doesn’t stop with them. So, I’ve taken everything that I’ve learned and have given it to my students and fellow teachers. It sort of has a 6 degrees of separation feel, doesn’t it?
Anyway, I just wanted to express my gratitude for the DEN and my awe of such an amazing upcoming opportunity. Whew, pressure released:)