During the last week in June I took a Collaborative Curriculum Design class through Alameda County’s Alliance for Arts Leadership. The instructor was Trena Noval, a digital media artist and arts education professor at California College of the Arts. The attached image is from my maps- and journeys-themed process journal, which is a starting point for my upcoming fourth-grade curriculum.
After a year of teaching, I find being a student a rewarding and comforting experience. I have become fully aware of my own cravings for structure, community, and discussion. As a part of the class Trena asked us to write reflections and develop personal and professional learning goals. This task feels HUGELY empowering and reminds me of the importance of my own reflection.
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