Educating Students and Educators to embrace change and change the world
Welcome! My name is Sandra Picacio-Hernandez and I am a graduate student at Lamar University majoring in Digital Learning and Leadership. I chose to pursue a Masters Degree to enhance my skills in the classroom and potentially further my career. For the past 16 years I have truly loved servicing 3- to 4-year old children with special needs as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher.
By browsing my e-Portfolio, you will discover insight into my experiences as a classroom teacher, colleague, and my hopes for change in education. You will be able to view discussion responses, assignments, and projects that I have fostered while pursuing my masters degree. I consciously refrained from saying “assignments/projects that I have completed”.
I say this because as I am, my thoughts/writings are works in progress! As we all are! I am constantly evolving and pushing myself to be a better colleague and educator. I thank you for your interest and welcome questions and/or comments for growth.
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As I have looked into and played around with assignment 1 (creating one’s own course), I created a course on Canvas and Google Classroom. For this assignment, I think I am going with Canvas. My district used Schoology and I am familiar with Google Classroom as I pseudo-built a course for our Robotics after schoolContinue reading “Off to the races…fleshing out my course design”
The journey The DLL journey led us to developing our own Innovation Plan based on something we live and breathe in our own classrooms and/or schools. That journey now takes us to developing an action research study based on the work we have put into our Innovation Plan. As an Early Childhood Special Education teacher,Continue reading “What Will You Act On?”
“Teachers must be able and willing to critically examine their own practice as well as how students (collectively and individually) learn best.” – Mertler Action research is simply best practice. It focuses on solving a specific classroom or school problem. It is a cyclical process that incorporates four stages: planning, action, developing, and reflection. ReflectionContinue reading “Putting Best Practice into Action”
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