01 June 2010

Busy Busy

Posting has been light here for the last couple of weeks while I put the finishing touches on my major project for work. We are just about ready to put out some drafts of the assessments that teachers have been building---definitely an exciting milestone. I feel really proud of this work. There has been a lot of sweat and tears (along with minimal blood) as teachers have built these tools. We will have something that not only no other state has, but also goes well beyond the offerings we have internally.

I have one more meeting with my group this week in order to put on the finishing touches. I am fortunate to have a small band of committed educators. I know how miserable it is to have to prep for a sub. Traveling takes a lot of energy. Time with students is precious---especially at this time of year. And for the group I meet with this week, they have done all of this two days a month since January in order to support their peers statewide. Their respect for the commitment to the group is incredible. I find it both inspiring and humbling. 

Just as most educators are gearing down for summer break, things will be kicking into high gear for me. There are drafts to be finalized and posted, professional development materials to build, and getting the field test ready for fall. It's a good kind of busy.


Hugh O'Donnell said...

Will you be expecting a visit from Arne? ;)

Forgive my density, but what exactly have you been up to? (Operative word: "exactly.")

The Science Goddess said...

Arne can stay in his Washington and I'll stay in mine.

I have been charged with guiding the process to construct assessments for our state educational technology standards. We are having to blaze a trail.

Hugh O'Donnell said...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall.

Notwithstanding the impossibility of that, what will it cost the rest of us to view this work?

Please don't say, "Buzz off!" :D

The Science Goddess said...

All of it will be free!

We are trying to get clearance from the AG to use a Creative Commons license with the work---but even if that's a "no," permission to use will be granted to anyone and everyone outside of WA who asks. (Schools in WA are already granted rights.)

Hugh O'Donnell said...

Looking forward to learning more!