Working hard on things that you are passionate about often doesn’t even feel like work

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I’ve made connections all over campus with students and faculty alike, our supervisors are incredible, and the people I work with are people I want to know for the rest of my life.

This first post will go over my path towards instructional technology, and goals I have for my first semester in the Instructional Systems Technology graduate certificate program from Indiana University Bloomington

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Since the COVID 19 pandemic began in 2020, I saw my students struggle with online learning and the sharp transition in their academic and personal lives. I also saw my colleagues shift to a more virtual work environment, with success and challenge. It made me want to learn more about the ways my students were learning through technology, and hopefully transition to a career in instructional design or educational technology someday. I love working in education, and I want to be able to help people learn and teach better. It has become very clear this past year that online learning isn’t going away, and we need people who can help students and educators use technology effectively to keep folks moving forward with their education.

Nurturing Curious Minds

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From Marriage to Motherhood

Jake and Pex had fun with a little bit of science today. We used a microscope to look at a few specimens – cloth fibers, cotton wool and an ant. Yes, you heard me, an ant.

We have been having ant issues for awhile and there are ant poisons in various parts of the house so now and then you’d find a dead ant lying somewhere on the ground or on the table. The kids ended up going on an ant hunt and brought back more ants than needed as specimens.

My husband and I tried to explain to them about the segments of the ant and it’s feelers but showing to them on the microscope. Their attention span lasted about 2 minutes and they played with the tweezers instead, trying to pick up tiny stuff from the floor to place into the specimen container!

I almost got upset because…

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