Hola, my name is Silvia Ayala, my pronounce are she/her/hers.
I am entering my second year of grad school in the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction Dual Credential Program. I wanted to speak on the online transition we all had to take at the beginning of this pandemic. I know that these are uncertain times for all of us, and the transition to online learning might not be what we had in mind, but we should take this as a learning opportunity.
During the summer, I was able to explore new resources that were helpful to me, and I know that they will help me in my last year of graduate school and the beginning of my teaching career. I am more aware of the many resources that we can use online to succeed academically, bringing peace of mind. I found websites that facilitated teaching and learning for the online transition. I became aware of how to navigate google classroom, canvas, zoom, and other online resources that will help me navigate the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, I received instruction from our librarian V. Dozier, an amazing person to get a hold of when you need guidance on research and APA formatting.
I am happy to know that the USD community has come together and provided flexibility, support, and understanding during these times. I feel confident that we will all be successful in accomplishing our goals throughout these times. I wish you all the best this upcoming year, and I hope to meet you all through Zoom, and hopefully soon in person!