My first hurdle was figuring out how to access the application, which took me the better part of three days. I finally figured it out, with the help of some lovely people on #ADEchat. If you are having trouble, too, don't fret: I made a video to help you out.
I want to be an ADE because I want to change education and the world. That might sound corny, but I wake up every day thinking about this, and thinking about how I can encourage my students to do the same.
I am not counting on being named to this class, because there are so many excellent educators out there, but I am trying my hardest with what I have available to me at this moment in time. If I make it, I will be over the moon. If I don't, I will try again in two years. Either way, it's a learning experience. And as Lyle Lovett wondered, "But what would you be if you didn't even try? You have to try."
So, here I am.
Life...is so uncertain.