To grow, I believe one needs to take risks. I recently pushed myself out there and applied to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. To do something like this is not my norm; I would much rather remain behind the scenes producing something or helping someone. But it was time to try a new challenge. To make myself vulnerable. To step away from what I considered safe. Just like investments, sometimes risks pay out high dividends. Today I learned I have been accepted into the ADE cohort of 2017. This summer I will spend several days learning and collaborating with other educational risk takers seeking to transform teaching and learning.

For the application, I had to make a video. I’ve made a ton of videos in my adult life, but I’ve never put myself in front of the camera. Another risk. I dug deep into my own story and discovered more than I expected.

I’m beyond excited for this next part of my learning journey.

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