I began my journey in earning my Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology degree in June 2013, I had hoped by this time I would have completed this journey. However, sometimes in life bumps are put in place to make the journey more meaningful. As I complete ITEC 7500 and my portfolio, I am able to reflect on this journey as I review the artifacts of my work and learning. In creating reflections of my work I can note my areas of strengths and weakness and are they still the case. How have I grow farther in my understanding in mastery of the ISTE standards and becoming an Educational Technologist.
As I continue to grow as an Educational Technologist and Coach, the evidence of the tremendous work and mastery of the ISTE standards in my portfolio will continue to be sources for me to refer back to and reflect for improvement. Along with the standards, the completion of my Capstone Project provides evidence of my understanding and support in the growing trends and changes in education in how it relates in the vast world of technology. My push as an educator to blend these two worlds together will provide the rigor, relevance and real world learning the students of today need.
In completing this program, I have been able to grow as an educator in ways many of peers have not and I am supporting and developing this shift in education.
Christa Evans Heath