The End of an Era

My final final summary of learning is complete! As we near the end of another semester, I am excited to share what I have learned during EC&I 834 and all my Edtech courses with Dr. Couros. The planning and creating for this particular summary of learning was a very reflective process that allowed me to think about my growth and learning throughout my Master of Education degree at the University of Regina. I started my degree with an Edtech course, so it seems fitting to end my degree in the same way.

Early on in the semester, Amanda and I decided to complete our summary of learning together. This allowed for lots of conversations about our learning to take place and to brainstorm many different ideas for our summary of learning. In the end, we decided to to focus our summary not only on the current semester, but on our experiences as teachers during a pandemic. I think we speak for most teachers in that the last year has been extremely challenging with many ups and downs, but more importantly, a lot of learning. In our summary, we share some of the tools, tips and bigger issues like digital equity in online and blended learning. We hope you enjoy our video and even catch some of the subtle lockdown jokes along the way. Special thanks to a few current and former classmates for making an appearance in our video:

As I sign off for the final blog post of my degree, I would like to thank all my classmates and professors that have made the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction a very meaningful and memorable experience. I am grateful for the connections I have made with colleagues and I look forward to continuing my learning beyond my degree.

Keep in touch,

@Catherine_Ready

8 thoughts on “The End of an Era

  1. Excellent summary, love the use of pop culture and summary of the course. It is true, one of my largest takeaways was to create equity and balance through meaningful balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Plus project based learning is just so fun and engaging for many students, as opposed to just listening, online or in the classroom. Loved the dance ending as well! Great to work with you.

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  2. Congratulations on your degree! Although your courses are coming to an end, you have earned quite an amazing degree. I loved your video. You two had some really great ideas, and I also really liked how you did an overview of the year. This will be a great keepsake to hold onto and show people in the future what it was like teaching during a global pandemic. Thanks for including us in your video. Cheers to future adventures!

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    1. Thank you! I hope we look back on this many years later to remember what a wild time it has been for educators. I’m so glad you could be part of the video. Good luck for the rest of the year!

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  3. Amanda and your video is once again amazing. I especially love who you used popular social media/tech tools to help you emphasize points. You make so many great points and references to how this course has influenced your own teaching. I was definitely one of the teachers last spring who wanted to explore all the free teaching tech tools. It is definitely better to pick a few tech tools and use them well then use a bunch ineffectively. Congrats on completing your masters!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I look forward to keeping in touch. You’re so close to the end, too! Good luck with the rest of the school year.

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  4. You always impress me with your content! What a creative and fun way to recap this crazy year we have had. You and Amanda nailed it with the learning process and journey it has been. I have been thankful to have Alec’s classes and great colleagues to learn from. Congrats on finishing your masters! Best wishes, stay safe, and go celebrate! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Christina! I agree in that we have learned so much from colleagues in our classes. Good luck with the rest of the school year!

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