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, as such I’m now a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.
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!