A couple weeks ago I went to the AACTE conference in Florida as well as the Intel Teach Summit 2013. Both were interesting but something that remains on my mind is a conversation I had with representatives for Harvard Review. They suggested I write an article about what I am currently reading in relation to Game-Based Learning. Since I work through articles, books, and media regarding this curricular movement on a daily basis I have a hard time even quantifying my reading. On the other hand there are a few professional development activities that include reading which I am currently involved with:
Level Up Gaming: I really need to get my act together and share my first posting here.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): I am also taking a workshop series related to the science standards.
Courses at Portland State University:
Doctoral Studies Pro-Seminar – This course provides an interesting springboard for a variety of topics. I never quite know what we will end up with at the end of class.
Ed Policy & Politics – I am extremely excited to start this course. Politics are always interesting if often frustrating. The potential for wild discussions is pretty high considering the make-up of my cohort.
Leadership Seminar – We are going back to working on our research commentaries which means I can continue exploring research and literature; something I haven’t been able to do winter term.
LGBTQ Advocacy K12 – This experimental course for the department offers some interesting possibilities. We only meet three Saturdays but I am sure they are going to involve some interesting conversations and struggles.