January is a time to reflect. And as we do, we have seen just how much we learned in 2021.
Many of this life-long learning light bulb moments came from the IDEA blog.
Some of our favorite blogs were our guest posts from amazing educators like YOU!
The ETwinz taught us about podcasting and gave a sneak peek into their IDEAcon 2022 sessions.
Jennifer Waldvogel showed us how powerful dialogue can be and how it is different from debate and discussion.
And Teresa Engler demonstrated how you can work smarter not harder when it comes to classroom management.
But what resonated with you the most?
We took some time to look at the data. And thanks to Google Analytics, we pulled the top 3 IDEA blogs of 2021 based on views.
Without further ado, here they are:
- Let Your Voice Be Heard: Illinois Learning Standards for Computer Science Update
It was a big year of standard updates in Illinois. A major one was the computer science standards.
We vow to continue to be a resource to you in this area. IDEA is prepping content, programming, and professional learning opportunities to help educators in Illinois integrate these standards into Pre-K-12 classrooms. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information on this programming and future events coming in 2022!
- Raise your hand if you’re a teacher-mom!
This one was written by IDEA’s very own Lindsay Zilly! Lindsay writes this from her point of view as a mom and educator. It’s raw, personal, and hits many of the emotions a lot of parents and educators are feeling.
If you missed it - check it out! And don’t worry - we will have more awesome content from Lindsay in 2022.
- 3 Reasons to Attend IDEAcon 2022
IDEA’s IDEAcon Conference Coordinator David Chan put together this article all about IDEAcon! It’s clear David has a passion for this event - and he is not alone!
Will you be joining us in February? It’s not too late to register! Click here for the 3 reasons to attend, and check out the IDEAcon website to learn more and register today!
Call to action:
Have you taken time this month to reflect on 2021? What did you learn and what do you hope to learn in 2022?