The Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) is comprised of individuals who volunteer to support educational technology in the classroom. Individuals are elected by their peers within the organization.
Brian Cook, Ed.D.
As the winter snow visits many Marylanders today, I am reminded about the excitement and fun of sledding down the hill at my grandparents as a child. Our pink-cheeked faces smiled as we placed our snow clothes on the drying racks and grabbed a hot chocolate upon entering the house. These fond memories bring me great joy, but not all children are blessed on a snow day.
Many students depend on the stability and meals schools offer. As we smile and take one last breath of winter break, smile even bigger knowing the anxious faces that will meet your eyes when you return to school tomorrow (or maybe the day after); students need their teachers.
Unfortunately, we are meeting a new challenge, the omicron COVID variant. As many of us are adamant about keeping the safety of students and staff in the forefront, we cannot wonder or fear the possibility of returning to virtual learning. Regardless of the route we face (virtual, distance, face-to-face), I know educators are the most resilient professionals out there and will weather through this storm too.
Please, continue to follow MSET (web site and social media) as it works toward offering high levels of engagement, professional learning, and networking for Maryland educators. I look forward to continuing to serve you in 2022.