Hi! My name is Megan Sessa and this is my technology portfolio. These pages chronicle my journey through Michigan State University’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program in Galway, Ireland.
I come to teaching with a sustained passion for working with students and children. Although I have always considered teaching, I originally began college as a declared Communicative Sciences and Disorders major.
However, after taking my first “Intro to CSD” course and realizing that this wasn’t the career for me, I decided a new life direction was in order. Because my ultimate goal was to work with kids in schools, I thought there was no better way to make a difference than to become a teacher.
I graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University in 2012, more specifically the College of Arts and Letters, with a bachelor’s degree in English, endorsed by the Honors College at MSU. I also graduated with a minor in psychology from Michigan State’s College of Social Science.
In the fall of 2012 I began my internship as a student teacher in Southeast Michigan, an experience supported by Michigan State’s College of Education. Two weeks after completing my year long internship with Walled Lake Central High School, I was offered a classroom teaching position at Weatherford High School, in Weatherford, TX.
I taught English II and III in Weatherford for two years before moving to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district to teach Honors English 1, Global Experience English and Diploma English 3 at Ranchview High School, an International Baccalaureate World School.
I am currently in pursuit of my master’s degree in Educational Technology and wish to later pursue a PhD in Educational Psychology. I aim to maintain a life-long relationship with the educational system in some capacity, whether it be through teaching, research or policy making.
This I Believe…
The following video was designed to show my thoughts on teaching, technology and how the two come together – now and in the future.