Achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) can be demanding; learning pedagogical theory, school placements, coursework, lesson planning, etc. However, I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge and just to add to the workload and to keep my skills relevant and current I felt it was only proper to pursue several ‘industry’ qualifications.
The idea being that these additional skills should help improve my employability prospects, but will also contribute to improving my subject knowledge and application in a real-world setting.
As such, I am proud to say that I’ve achieved the first (of many) and am I’m Now a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator!
I know more about Sway and OneNote, and while I’m not yet a Sway convert, I’m certainly going to try lesson planning with OneNote despite being a die-hard EverNote fan.
Time to head over to the Google Training Centre next!