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Am I Insane?

I've decided to attempt becoming Google Certified Educator Level 1. It's not like I'm not busy enough, right?

I'll admit that part of me feels a bit out of the loop now that I've made the jump from teaching to administration. If I was still in the classroom, I would have done this long ago. I figure that I never turn away a good opportunity for more meaningful professional learning. My certification may give me even more credibility to be able to contribute on a system-wide level. I've already been providing some PD for my colleagues on ways in which administrators can leverage GAFE on a daily basis. I think I'll be better able to support teachers. I'll admit, that while I will always continue to "put myself out there' when it comes to being a sort in-house support for teachers, teachers have a hard time regarding me as a teacher, which is what I am after all. I actually gave a moment's pause to how this certification might be perceived by teachers on my staff. Is THIS where my insanity lies? In worrying about perception or taking on another project during a brief period of rest. Sometimes I feel like I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't, so in this case, I figured "what the hell". Haters gonna hate I suppose.

I'm self-taught in all things technology. I'm not trying to be boastful, it's just how I have learned - tinkering and mucking around.  This is the first formal training I've ever undertaken. I've never been much a fan of the summer holidays, it's just too long for my liking. This will definitely keep me busy. I'm actually pretty excited!

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