Saturday, December 29, 2012

Professional Growth & TpT

Today's Linky host is Amanda at One Extra Degree Make sure to stop by and enter the giveaway!

I finished all the extra units that I needed to move up on the pay scale in my district this last summer and I am beginning to feel like I am missing something. This is the first time since starting college that I have not been taking some sort of course for units after completing my BA and receiving my teaching credential. I have talked with my hubby about working on my Masters but we decided that it would be best to wait until our son is a little older and some (hopefully all) of the student loans that I have are paid off. 

So... my New Years Resolution for Professional Growth is to to read a few books and keep on learning. This year our school moved over to Common Core in math and we will fully implement Common Core in Language Arts beginning the 2013-2014 school year. WOW! Is Common Core WAY different from the old California State Standards. But I do have o say that I am already in love with CC. I was involved in several workshops for math this past summer so I am feeling a little nervous about language arts. I have been looking on amazon and have narrowed it down to a few. Now I need to decided... Any suggestions???

I am part of a Literacy Task Force of my county and at our last meeting we were given this book. I have only read a few pages but I found it very informative. I will keep you posted on how it is. I am also going to have to report back to my staff and share parts of the book... Not my favorite thing to do. You can put me in a room with 100 kids and I can act a fool. Put my in a room with 15 of my peers and I babble.

Side Note:
I have been working most of the day on finishing up some editing on my "Rocket Words" to put on TpT. It will be my first! I am getting excited and nervous. Hoping to have it complete by the end of the year ;) It has been a lot of work... making sure I have all the appropriate licences to sell and give freebies, creating a sellers account with TpT, etc. Stay tuned...