Lamar University Course EDLD 5303, Applying Ed Tech Portfolio, was one of the two initial courses I took towards earning my Masters Degree in Digital Learning and Leadership. The course syllabus states that each student will create an ” ePortfolio to share their work, reflect on their growth, and develop their voice.“ The outline of information provided by our fearless leader, Dr. H., highlights the WHY and some amazing ePortfolio examples. The initial shock that I am truly on my own in all the decision-making – what program to use, the layout, the information I provide, my colors, my artistic flare (or lack thereof!) – was all on me! I am eternally grateful for the new relationships I have built with my fellow learners who have all shared insights, encouragement and critiques to help me grow. My small learning community met once a week via zoom and communicated 24/7 on Group Me as we shared helpful tips, videos and explored the endless amount of choices that the ePortfolio demanded. I am nearly completed with this initial 8-week course and can, without doubt , confirm that I have learned more than I expected these past few weeks. Although I started off a little shaky as this self-directed learning is really DIFFERENT for me, I am indeed self-motivated to navigate, explore and learn with little to no guidance (i.e. auto didactic!!). I have strong feelings and frustrations about the current state of education and am still questioning whether I truly have the ability to make a real change. However, I desperately want to make a difference and be the example that I wish to see in other educators so I am committing to continue with the Masters program and the GOOD FIGHT! I encourage you to visit my BLOGS where I share the details of my learning journey, my ABOUT ME page where I share personal information and pics of me and my beautiful children, recommendations of my favorite EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES and link to my proposed INNOVATION PROJECT. And I might add that, as of today, I am pretty proud of my ePortfolio and am excited for you to learn more about me as you surf!