As of April 30th, the course has officially ended. We were given a week to get our portfolios compiled and sorted for submission for final assessment which wasn’t too difficult to do. The portfolio is just a collection of all the work done over the 12 weeks of course work — 2 assignments, 8 observation tasks, 7 portfolio tasks, and all the documents for the 4 teaching practice sessions.
I’m quite happy to be done. I’ve spent the last week catching up on much needed sleep, getting my energy back, and basically enjoying all the free-time and boredom that I was looking forward to for many weeks. At one point, I didn’t know what to do with myself because I had absolutely nothing to do. It was great.
It will still be a while longer before I get my final marks for the course as well as the certificate itself (assuming that I passed the course). For now, I have about a week of teaching to plan and then I’ll be off on a much needed holiday for two weeks which I am very much looking forward to. It will be nice to do non-teaching related things and give my brain a chance to reboot. Once I get back, it will be the summer schedule which means no holidays and many late night finishes for the next three months, but no need to think about that just yet, though.
Hurray for finishing!