Entering the program, I would say that I looked at technology as something that I didn't really need to incorporate into my classroom. When looking at the SAMR model now, which I didn't even know existed prior to this program, I definitely was in the substitution stage where I used tech as an enhancement but that was about it. In less than a year, I use technology in by classroom daily. Students are working on math, using tech tools to bridge a gap in their learning. Students are creating presentations to interpret their learning in science, and increasing their reading comprehension through daily use of reading on computers. I would say that I still have a long way to go, but I have moved into the redefinition stage.
I'd like to think that all the time spent in this program has led me to become an innovative teacher, and a lifetime learner. Thank you Touro and Napa Learns for guiding me trough this journey.