Hello everyone. I my name is Sandy and thrilled to be here as a moderator. I like to introduce myself by sharing my journey here to the LCL community.
I came to LCL via the first MOOC I ever participated in (CCOW in the spring of 2013). CCOW was truly a life changing experience for me (cue the dramatic music here). It was there that I met, was inspired and learned from some amazing, talented and creative educators. As a result I made some dramatic changes in my teaching and personal learning. It was through CCOW that I came to learn of LCL, unfortunately I had missed the first round. Thanks to Youtube I was able to watch all the previous videos and I jumped right into LCL2 last spring. There I was able to reconnect and meet some new educators. LCL2 led me to Tinkering Emporium’s Coursera course this summer on the Fundamentals of Tinkering which in a word was awesome, and facilitated by fellow LCLers, Mike Petrich, Karen Wilkenson & Luigi Anzivino. All of this open up a world of knowledge and I am forever thankful. It has made me a better educator, and do a dare say a better person…I think so.
Oh and here is my standard intro with few more facts: I am K-5 technology teacher and love my job. This is a my 4th career, my career background is fairly eclectic (from a Casino Craps Dealer, Insurance adjuster, Restauranteur to finally my dream job as a teacher) I am passionate about creative computing and learning anything new! My mission is to infected my students with that same passion. New this school year, I am running an after school Tinkering/Hacker/Maker type club, I call it the Tinkering Dojo.
So with all that said, I am here again to continue to be amazed, inspired and to learn. I hope this time I can give back by perhaps inspiring a few of you to share fearlessly and freely. You'll never know where it may lead you!