Teacher and self-titled Applied Researcher Michelle Cordy wants to spark a curiosity for the world among her students and her peers. Growing up, Cordy’s extra-curricular athletic activities made her a bit of an unconventional student. Many of her teachers met the challenge head on and found a way to provide Cordy with the learning opportunities she needed while creating space for her to pursue this other important aspect of her life. This flexibility and a curiosity for the world instilled in her by her parents, opened her mind to a wealth of possibility and opportunity. As she settled into her career as an educator, she continued to expand her way of thinking and challenge her perspective through a commitment to professional learning and building relationships within her professional learning community. She found a home among like-minded educators through her ISTE membership and connections made at the ISTE Annual Conference & Expo and strives to bring the passion for learning and sharing back to her local PLN each year. When asked about what lesson she would most like to share with her peers, Cordy responded that her advice would be to focus on building valuable professional relationships and the collective good work they are doing on a daily basis.
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