Friday, September 28, 2007

Assignment 1, Introduction

ETEC 543
September 28, 2007

Hello, my name is Maria Pallares and I have included a picture of one of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece called “Starry Night” (my favorite). I recently completed my credential in June. I’m desperately hoping to get hired as an elementary teacher, but I will not cry if I don’t get hired in this school year. I’m nervous because this is my first class online and for the Instructional Technology program.

As an undergraduate one of my majors was in Studio Art. I learned how to apply all the elements of art to create a composition. I’m looking forward in applying some elements of art into technology.


James said...

Hello Maria!

Welcome to the ETEC program. And congratulations on your credentials. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you in hopes of getting hired as an elementary school teacher.

This is my 5th class in the program. I hope that you will enjoy this program as much as I have. If you ever have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Do you have a website with your studio art projects?


Ms Griffin said...

Hello Maria,

I welcome you to ETEC! I love on-line classes. There is a great deal of work, but at at least in this major you have the advantage of using what you learn everyday in the classroom. I think this is a real benefit. In what city are you looking for a teaching position?

If you have any questions, I have found that ETEC people are more than willing to help. So, don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.

Take care,


Ozzie Barajas said...

Hellow, Maria
This is also my first etec course (along with etec 500). I am sure that you will do great in the program. Good luck with finding a job.

Maria C. Pallares said...


Michele said...

Hello Maria and welcome to the ETEC program. I'm sure you'll love it. Online classes are the best, especially in this program. Everything you learn, you will actually use in your classroom.

Ivonne Tapia said...

Hi Maria,
I'm glad that your in ETEC 500 and I know your going to get a job within this month.

Rebecca said...

Hi Maria,
"Starry Night" is my favorite too.
How exciting to be starting out in your career in education. I know you are going to be an outstanding teacher (don't ask me how I can tell.. I'm psychic that way).
It's my first class in the Instructional Technology program too,
along with ETEC 500. I didn't find out about the program till last week so I'm rushing to catch up.... and like you, the tech part is new for me. Everyone in the program seems so nice, smart, and kind.. I think it's going to be a great experience.
I hope to meet you in person in one of the classes that are not online..
in the meantime you can check out my blog at
I just now sent the url to Dr. Newberry so it may not be listed on the Blackboard site yet (as you can see, I have a lot of catching up to do just from starting one week late!) I also work full time and take ETEC 500 and 2 language I'd say.. enjoy your time now to study and when the job comes, I know you will enjoy that too.