Happy 4th of July!
My BIG Announcement!
For my fellow Americans: Happy Independence Day!!!
For my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:
By the grace of God, prayers and encouragement of so many people, and 7 1/2 years of hard work, I did it! I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation on June 26…I am now Dr. Karen Lee Banks!!!
And now for this new month of July – 4 days in – I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge again to get my blogs jumpstarted one more time. I’m combining the writing prompts for day 1-4:
July 1: Letting my readers know I’m participating in the UBC again.
July 2: Letting my readers know how I got onto my career path.
Where I’m at NOW…began about 10 years ago when I earned my Master of Education degree in instructional technology. I acquired my first freelance job as a member of an instructional design team for FYI Online Learning. From that entry into “behind the scenes” work in education, I have added the following services, working remotely from my home office in Maine:
- Write courses
- Develop curriculum
- Align instructional design principles throughout course/curriculum development
- Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in English Language Arts
- Write test and assessment items
- Write reading passages for exams
And now, as I announced, I finally completed my Doctor of Education journey and plan to continue in these niche areas of the education field. 🙂
July 3: Letting my readers know my plans for this blog.
My initial plan was to use this as my primary freelance blog and to blog daily. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know THAT has not always worked out! Case in point: just lost several weeks over the past two to three months!
More recently, I started a blog schedule with daily themes:
That was working OK until other higher priorities and obligations kept drawing me away. And now, during the UBC, I will follow the writing prompts during this month (and other months when I do blog challenges).
Overall, I hope to share encouragement and inspiration, and helpful tips and information, to fellow education professionals, bloggers, and writers…or anyone who happens to visit and follow my blog. 🙂
July 4: Holiday break – share a patriotic photo. Here’s another…
In memory of and gratitude for my parents and all those who have served or are serving!
So What About YOU?
How is your July so far?
Have you had any major life accomplishments recently that you would like to share?