Over the next few years my goals are to increase the use of STEAM practices in my instruction, incorporate more problem based/investigative science experiences, collaborate more with other content area teachers, and develop a Maker Space. The first three goals are actions I have taken and will continue in the future. Thus, I anticipate the greatest change in these three areas. Furthermore, I also anticipate change in creative collaborative learning experience across content areas. I have already started planting seeds, as I have been involved in my school’s instructional planning team to develop academic goals for the upcoming school year. I plan to develop partnerships with other content area teachers to develop cross-curricular projects that will help students make connections between what they learn in each subject. The area I think will be met with the most resistance is the development of the Maker Space. The roadblock may be the lack of space at my school, however, there is the possibility of using a section in the library that is not being utilized at this time. There is also the possibility of funding to start with a 3-D printer or other maker space tools to get started. In addition, the deep-play investigation into multimodal learning and representation has helped me to step away from the textbook more and search for more engaging ways to present content to my students. I have learned to integrate other types of content into my instruction such as videos, music, images, and audio. I have used bodily kinesthetic exercises with my students as well, by having 7th grade students role-play the process of mitosis and meiosis of which they enjoyed and I found very refreshing. I am comfortable letting go of past practices to improve and increase academic learning of my students. I am willing to take on new and innovative ways to engage students in understanding science content. I am comfortable taking risks that will stretch and challenge me as they have this past year. However, the diversity of my personal learning network (PLN) is mediocre, because I seldom reach out to others or share what I’ve done. People I can turn to for assistance as well as share what I am doing are the science teachers I work with at school which consists of Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. Doll. I can also call on MSUrbanSTEM fellows such as Fitz, William, and Bessie, as well as those in the multimodal deep play group which consists of Lidia, Leigha, Darnella, and Auroa. I have learned I may not be able to meet physically with others, however, I have become more comfortable with using Twitter which is another way I can share what I am doing in my classroom. Social media like Facebook and Twitter has made it possible for me to share what I am doing in the classroom, connect with other educators outside my expertise, get ideas, resources and be inspired to do and try new things I did not think were possible with my students.