Wilson College in partnership with Eduspire would like to feature some of its recent graduates from the Master of Educational Technology degree program as they share about their unique experiences.
Meet Pam Grimminger, a fourth grade ELA teacher in the Bellefonte, PA area school district.
Q: Pam, what have you enjoyed most about the MET program?
A: "The courses were applicable to what was happening in my classroom, even when I taught elementary life skills support. Instead of learning about theory, I was able to take what I was learning and apply it to my classroom right away. The projects that were required didn't feel like something just to do, but were rather learning tools that I could implement in my classroom."
Q: How has the MET impacted your classroom instruction?
A: "I have so much more knowledge about technology and how to use it effectively in the classroom. I feel that I am able to use technology to enhance my instruction and the learning of the students.' I am able to effectively use my time and provide different ways for students to learn."
Q: Has there been an instructor in the MET program who you found particularly outstanding (and why)?
A: "Honestly, they have all been wonderful! The instructors are available to answer your questions and are very supportive."
Q: How has the MET program helped you to achieve your career goals?
A: "I feel that I am prepared to use technology to be effective in my classroom. I also feel that I am able to support my colleagues in the implementation of technology in their classrooms."
Q: Would you recommend the MET program to a colleague, and why?
A: "Yes, I would. The knowledge and skills you gain will be valuable no matter what your grade-level or position. Technology is ever-changing and this program gives you an edge on how you can best use it in your classroom."
Q: What influenced you most to enroll in this MET program specifically?
A: "I minored in information technology during my undergraduate studies. Although I already had a masters degree, I felt that the MET program went along with my undergraduate degree. I have always been interested in technology, and this was the perfect opportunity to combine education with technology."
Q: How do Eduspire courses compare with other PD courses you have taken?
A: "They are very practical! The theory is embedded, but it is not just 'read and respond.' The approach of taking what you are learning and using it in your classroom is practice and effective."
Q: In a few words, how would you describe the MET program?
A: "The MET program is practical, applicable, and convenient. Courses are available online and in person. What you learn will apply to your classroom and the work is practical for education today."