As an educator, my goal has always been to create an engaged classroom, and in my classroom, we are rarely silent. Rather, we work together, collaborate, communicate and gain understanding. As an administrator, I hope to emulate this goal as a school. A successful school is an engaged school, with faculty coming together to share ideas, collaborate and communicate with one another.
The RSS Reader was definitely a hit for me in this first course, so much so, that I hope to inspire our entire faculty to utilize this powerful tool. To that end, I have written a UbD unit with the goal to get everyone on faculty using an RSS Reader within the next six months. I cannot force this upon teachers. Instead, I have to create an environment of engagement so that teachers want to participate. This is the goal: an engaged faculty participating in the global community and utilizing the power of the web to enhance their professional practice.