For the last 3 days, my team and I have spent over 36 hours interviewing some of the brightest and most innovative educators. They were all applying to help their fellow teachers to grow their practice with technology so that they can be even better teachers than they were the day before.
One interview question that we asked was for the interviewee to share some of their most innovative creations they were working on or have done with their students.
WE WERE BLOWN AWAY.
Our teachers have taken their educational technology practice and created some of the most breathtaking lessons I have ever seen. From interactive African American Museums built from scratch to websites created for parents and students, to innovative hyperdoc lessons that included all of the tools that we have taught them the previous school year. Our teachers are doing some amazing work and are willing to share their creations to assure that we all are doing what is best for students.
Sadly, we could not hire all of them but the lessons they taught our team in humility is one that all should admire. One teacher interviewed very well, however, after the interview, decided to remove themselves out of the running for the position but decided that they will help the teachers in their building regardless. Many have sent emails thanking us for the interview and sharing those same setiments as to helping teachers regardless of the outcome.
Our teachers have shown professionalism and grace throughout this process and for them we are so thankful.