Professional Development, Technology

Request an Instructional Resource

One of my favorite things to do as an educator is developing curriculum.  I absolutely love it.  Seriously – I have never been one of those educators that did not enjoy creating instructional materials.  In fact, I think it has been one of my greatest strengths.  I truly enjoy finding ways to make learning enjoyable and fun for students – whether that is creating lessons, games, activities, PBL’s, HyperDocs, Digital Breakout, and more.  All of this leads me to a new opportunity for my followers on this website:

Request a Resource!

The “Request a Resource” section of I-Heart-EDU will give educators the opportunity to submit a request for a lesson, activity, game, HyperDoc, Digital Breakout, and other instructional resources for their classroom.  Oh – and did I mention that I will do this for FREE?  Interested? Check out the form below and read more details below!
As you go through the form, you will see that the following information is collected:

  • Teacher Profile – Background information on the teacher, such as name, email address, role, location, etc.
  • Disclaimers – A few important notes before submitting your request.
  • Resource Information – Details on the requested resource, such as the title of the lesson, type of activity, due date, content area, time, standards, objectives, etc.

While it may seem odd to include a “Disclaimer” in this request form, I want to make sure that I am being transparent with these requests in the following ways:

  • I understand that I need to provide a minimum of a two-week notice for the resource to be created.
    • When I create resources, there are times where the ideas flow quickly and times where I let the ideas marinate for a while.  I want to create the best resources for teachers and this does not always happen quickly.  Quality over quantity, right?!
  • I understand that the resource I submit may not be accepted – depending on time and availability.
    • While I am so excited to give back to the educator community, I am also aware that I work a full-time job and that is my number one professional priority. If a resource is requested with only a few days notice, it will most likely not be accepted due to time constraints.
  • I understand that the more details I provide on the following pages will increase the likelihood of my resource being selected.
    • If I am not given enough information on the type of resource being requested, it will likely not be accepted because I will not have a clear vision of what you need.  In particular, I have a wide range of experiences but most of my experience is at the secondary level.  This means the more detail for elementary grade levels will be critical.

Once you submit your lesson, you will immediately receive a Google Doc of your request.  If your request is accepted, you will receive notice within a few days via email.

While it may seem like I am helping educators (which is definitely a large purpose), I have to admit that it is also for a selfish reason on my part.  I want to stay connected with instructional strategies, educational technology, and new ideas.  For me, the best (and most fun) way to do this is to create resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.  In a way, you would actually be helping me out by sending over some ideas!


Overall, I’m really curious if the “Request a Resource” will be used.  Feel free to share your thoughts and comments about this new opportunity through I-Heart-EDU in the comments below!

 

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