So, to end 2016, I’d like to share some exciting things that have just occurred.
First off, I passed my Google Certified Educator Level 1 Certification. I’m really excited about that. And I get to use this nifty badge! It has been a long time coming. I meant to work on it this summer, but life got ahead of me, but I decided this winter break I would accomplish it. I’m currently studying for my Level 2 Certification, which I have heard is more difficult, and so I hope sometime this week or next I will be able to take that test and hopefully be certified in that as well.
The second is that I was awarded a Student Bridge Scholarship from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)/American Library Association (ALA)! This scholarship will help me with the increased dues for the next 3 years as I start my career fully. I’m really proud and excited that I received this! With it comes the expectation that I serve on a committee with the chair of that committee as my mentor. I have been assigned to the Best Apps for Teaching & Learning Committee this year! I am really really excited about being a part of a national committee! I was a co-chair for a committee for Kappa Delta Pi back in 2012-2013, and so it has been a while since I have done anything on a national level that hasn’t involved Sigma Alpha Iota (the music fraternity that I am a member of and a Province Officer (national officer) of). So, this is really exciting for me. I cannot wait to work and learn from those on the committee!
2017 is looking great so far with these two things starting off my year!