A while ago I decided to say goodbye to TechEd-dy, my EduBlogs hosted blog, and move to a self hosted solution. I figured it was time to take the next step. I purchased my domain name and installed WordPress on my server. I found a theme that I liked, and then I got stuck.
I wasn’t sure what to write about. When I first started blogging I was a newly minted Technology teacher and coordinator and TechEd-dy was a way for me to reflect on how to meaningfully integrate technology in my classroom. Everything was cool and new and there was always something to write about. The only hiccup ws that my Dad liked the name because (much to my dismay) he had a good friend called Eddy.
Along with my new blog, I also have a new job and life responsibilities. I am still fascinated by the role technology could be playing in transforming education, but I am more interested in the transformation and less in the technology. I still wear a Technology Coordinator hat but now also wear an IB MYP Coordinator hat that is shifting my focus. I find my musings these days to be more about curriculum reform and institutional change. I am about to start a Master in Educational Leadership at Royal Roads University which I anticipate will lead to further reflections on change and leadership. So, change and leadership seem to be emerging as the bookends framing the way this blog will move forward.
So ‘Transition Zone’ it is. Let the blogging begin.