Another step towards my new career

Last Thursday, I took the general knowledge test, a requirement for both the substitute teaching degree from the county and enrollment to the Education Preparation Institute at Miami Dade College. The general knowledge test is a four-part test, with sub-tests in reading, language, math, plus an essay. While the official results are not available until the essay is reviewed and scored, I was provided preliminary results for the other three sub-tests, as they were multiple choice. I’m happy to report that I passed the three sections! Now I am just waiting for the official scores and the results of my fingerprints screening so that I can proceed with enrollment to start this new career path. The good news is, once the test results and fingerprints are in, I will receive my substitute certificate and can begin in the fall!

I was comfortable about the reading and language portions, and even okay about the essay, but the math had me worried. It was my best subject during my formative years, but it’s been so long since I even looked at an algebra question. I thought if there was any section I wouldn’t pass this would be it. I’m eager to see the official results, and see if they indicate how many questions I got right or wrong.

In the meantime, while I wait for this new career to take its course, I’m hoping to do something through another field that I love: social media. Yesterday was Social Media Day, and I attended the Social Media Day Miami event, held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. My favorite local social media movers and shakers were organizers and speakers, so I didn’t want to miss the chance to see them do their thing. With over 600 attendees, it was an amazing event. I’m thankful to be part of such a talented community.

(Photo courtesy of Adrienne Arsht Center Facebook page)

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