Reflecting on Practice

Actively reflecting on practice covers everything from school, teacher and student data to understanding how factors within the school and district should impact my own professional development.

  • In my role on our school Leadership Team and within our Magnet PLT, we often review student data from Case 21, mClass, EOGs and other sources to formulate areas of the curriculum to support through our magnet program and other initiatives.
  • As chair of our Media Technology Advisory Committee I have worked with our committee to collect data on areas of need within the school, utilizing inventory and surveys such as the Bugg Device Survey to determine the best approach for our school population and needs in terms of new devices.
  • I periodically add to my personal blog at as a way to reflect on experiences and information and the impact of my role within the education community.
  • Utilizing various data sources along with school and county initiatives helps me determine what areas I need to focus on when attending my own professional development opportunities.  The following is list of events in which I have participated during the 2017-18 school year:
    • EdCamp Code – July & August 2017
    • ITF Meetings
    • Convergence Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
    • North Carolina Digital Coaching Network Cohort for 2017-18
    • EdCamp Wake
    • Book Study of Crucial Conversations K Patterson
    • NCTiES 2014-2018
    • ISTE- 2016 & 2018
  • Another resource that is invaluable for reflecting on my practice is participating in dialogue within a variety of Professional Learning Networks. I find Twitter to be a good venue for this activity and I enjoy participating in Twitter Chats. A few of my past favorites have included the following:
    • #WCPSSChat
    • #8schools1goal
    • #SeesawChat
    • #JoCoChat
    • #ncsnowchat
    • #NCDLCN

Whats Next? 

As this school year comes to an end, I am already looking to next steps to continue growing professional. A few things that are on the horizon:

  • Complete Google Trainer Certification
  • Instructor for DPI Digital Learning Competencies For Educators By Educators Summer 2018
  • ISTE 2018
  • Google for Ed Summit July 2018
  • Read at least two professional books over the summer