Friday, 2 August 2013

Specialization... Where now?

Over the past few months I have been thinking about the future.  As I am coming to the end of my Masters degree in Special Education, I have been thinking now what.  Through my professional and graduate work I have found my passion - Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning.  However where do I go from here?  Do I specialize more in these areas?  Do I pursue another master's degree?  Do I pursue a doctorate?  I'm not sure...  But one thing is for sure, I love working with kids and I never want to loose touch with the classroom!  I was once told that, "In education there are many people who are great at many things, but who are not experts in a field.  Stick with your passion and you will have an opportunity to be an expert."  I'm not sure if I want to become an "expert" but I do know I want to continue to learn and grow as an educator.  Therefore, I want to share an old video that was shot during my second year of teaching.  This class was and still is my inspiration for teaching with assistive technology!

(Click on Ethan 2009)

Too all my Canadian friends I hope you have a wonderful August Long Weekend!!