I'm at it again. In the fall, I (tried to) participate in the Innovator's Mindset Massive Open Online Course, and I did, to some degree. I got read The Innovator's Mindset in it's entirety, attended/viewed the recordings of multiple live sessions, and participated in some of the Twitter chats. What I didn't do very well was keep up with the blog postings. So, that's my goal this time around - one blog post per week.
I'm participating in season 4 by (re)reading Empower by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. For me, this was one of the best educational books I've had the opportunity to read, and many of my colleagues said the same. The brilliance in Empower is it's simplicity. It isn't filled with theory, jargon, or expansive text. Instead, it's filled with success stories, tangible ideas, and positivity. I read it over the course of a few days, most of the reading taking place on the plane ride on the way to a conference. I've been able to take some of those ideas and implement them in my classroom this year. I'm looking forward to re-experiencing the message of this book and gaining some motivation for the remainder of the school year.
I'm extremely excited to go through #IMMOOC again and connect with educators across the country. This has been one of the best professional learning opportunities for me and has helped me to greatly expand my PLN, and I can't wait to see all the amazing ideas and thoughts that come out of season 4.