Updated: Feb 14, 2020
I have always considered myself pretty tech savvy. I am tinkerer who loves solving puzzles and creating things from scratch, so working with technology in any form has always felt easy to me. I took that gift for granted. Now, as I embark on learning to code through the Apple Coding in Schools Initiative, I am discovering that coding does not come as easy to me as other creative technologies I have worked with.
But that's what makes this project so great. Not only does it spark my interest, but it challenges me to do something I am not comfortable with...yet. (Hear that growth mindset kicking in?) The best part of all of this, for me, is the chance to learn alongside my students, and in some cases, learn from them. My student-led Girls Who Code club President is taking on the challenge of learning Swift so that she can teach the club members and make sure this teacher stays on track! Is there anything better than seeing your students take the lead?
It was interesting to take the Digital Competence assessment. I was actually surprised at how high I scored on several categories, but not at all shocked at my lowest score falling under the automation category. I am hopeful that by the end of this project I will be able to raise the scores across the competency chart.