I feel everything I have done in the program reflects all of the values that Touro University California put forth. I feel I have learned so much during this year. One thing I have mentioned before was that I’m glad that I took this journey after teaching for 5 years. During my 6th year of teaching I had Touro University guiding me. I wouldn’t say I was “suck in a rut” but I wanted to gain more knowledge of what’s to come. Being in the program helped me better my teaching practices and helped my students better understand technology. One thing I am taking away from this journey is that to effectively incorporate technology into my classroom it has to be part of the curriculum, not just side by side with it. I need to use it to enhance my students knowledge of the curriculum. Another thing I am taking away from this program is making sure my students are effectively collaborating with each other. I would always have them work with partners, but I feel Touro helped me take it to another level.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how I am going to use my research after this program. One of the things that drew me to this program was the final product. I felt making a website instead of a paper was such a fantastic way of showcasing our work. Not only is it useful to be able to give someone a website for more information but it is having us practice what Touro preaches. It’s such a 21st Century way of presenting our research. So I have been thinking about sharing it with my colleagues when it is complete. I would also like to share it with my principal for anyone she thinks it might be useful for. I have friends and family currently going to school to become a teacher and I will also share my research with them. As for Twitter, I might post my website on there but I do not currently use my Twitter that often so it might not go anywhere if I post it there. As of right now, though, I will be focusing on my classroom and making sure that I am preparing them for beyond.