As I excitedly wait for professional experience to start tomorrow, I have prepared all I can prepare for now. I get to go back to the classroom again and can not wait 🙂
I thought I would take some time to reflect, reflect on myself and how I have progressed as a pre-service teacher to now in the course and what I hope to be at the end of my prac.
Thinking about to the Stages of teacher development adapted from Finger et al (2007)
Stage Description of key difference(s)
There is a general lack of action and/or interest
The teacher has developed an interest in using ICT with students and is beginning to act on this interest
The teacher is regularly using ICT with students and knows how to do so competently and confidently
Critical Use border
The use of ICT becomes critical to the support of the learning environment and the opportunity for students to achieve learning outcomes through the learning experiences provided.
The teacher is able to take on leadership roles (formal and informal) in the use of ICT and be knowledgeably reflective on its integration by his/herself and others
Adapted from Finger, et al )2007, p.9)
Looking at the stages of the development and where I have come from starting the course, I definitely would have classed myself as Inaction stage.
But I now would say I am at the investigation stage, I have tried so many different things ICT related through the learning path activities and gone out and researched resources to use.I am setting myself a goal to by the end of prac to be at the application stage.
Goal set, bag packed, nerves under control. (I think)
Good luck to everyone as we set out on our classroom adventures, I look forward to seeing others experiences that we have on our professional experience. 🙂