Since COETAIL frames learning with the ISTE standards, below are two educator learner standard indicators that will personalize and shape my professional growth.
1b- Looking forward to collaborating with people beyond my current network in this cohort and COETAIL alumni. Diverse perspectives challenge and help us grow.
1c - The provocations of new readings and research, then consolidating, applying and reflecting will benefit both me and my learners.
As an ISTE certified educator, I'm looking forward to using my fluency with the standards, married with new COETAIL learning experiences, to further develop my practice and enhance the learning experiences for my students and educators in my network.
By and large, Twitter is the place that keeps me most connected. My top three networks that I'm most active in would be:
Other networks that I'm a part of, yet lurk or check-in a bit less frequently are:
What are some ways that you stay connected as an educator?
Hello and welcome to my first post to begin my COETAIL13 journey!
My name is Justin Ouellette. I'm originally from Windsor, ON, Canada but have lived most of my adult life in Asia. I'm currently living and working in Saigon as a Studio 4 PYP educator at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City (aka ISHCMC).
You can reach out to me on Twitter (@juouelle); I do use it quite often to stay connected and network with fellow educators.
Aside from education and technology, I'm very passionate about climbing, tennis, photography and spending time in the outdoors with my family.
Well, it's something that I've always wanted to do and has been on "the list", so the timing is just right let's say. Colleagues and COETAILers like Lina (@MypClassroom) and Cindy (@innovative_inq) have always highly recommended it as well, so they further added to my motivation.
I'm most looking forward to connecting, collaborating, sharing, reflecting and learning alongside a new group of people and challenging myself outside of my comfort zone.
Stay tuned... :)