Before reading this, be sure to check out my post on course planning using Dr. D Fink's 3 Table Column for course planning, which uses a macro approach to achieve course learning goals. This course planning method, the Understanding by Design (UbD) 2.0 method approaches course planning in a micro design. You can also find … Continue reading Narrowing in on Course Planning
In order to ensure a successful course and help promote students becoming lifelong learners, it becomes necessary to implement a plan in which students will develop a growth mindset. The growth mindset, coined by Dr. Carol Dweck, is the belief that one is always capable of learning something new if one approaches the problem as … Continue reading Growth Mindset Plan
This Unit 1 World Geography Guide was created by combining Fink’s 3 Column Table (Fink, 2013) and Collins’ Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) (Collins, 1994). These two components create a map or guide which the educator follows to lead to students to overall learning goals for a course. The BHAG is the overall goal … Continue reading Goal Oriented Course Planning
A learning philosophy sets out to decipher why and how one learns. It is personal, reflective, and has the ability to evolve overtime as the learner evolves over time. It is different than a teaching philosophy as it asserts to address how people learn rather than what is the best way to teach. I believe … Continue reading My Learning Philosophy
Educators looking to improve their craft should start by examining the learning environment they provide to their pupils. In Dr. Tony Bates on Building Effective Learning Environments he defines a learning environment as ‘The total context in which students are working’ (Bates, 2015). Effective teachers will consider a multitude of dynamics before creating an appropriate … Continue reading An Argument for Creating Significant Learning Environments
In this letter I propose my plan for the implementation of course websites to Dickinson ISD. Follow the link to view. Additional Course Website Implementation Links Overview for Course Website Innovation Plan Course Website Literature Review Promotional Video for Course Website Implementation Plan Outline for Course Website Innovation Plan Goals and Annotated Bibliography for Implementation … Continue reading Letter of Proposal for Implementation of Course Websites
Letter of Proposal After researching numerous publications in order to evaluate and predict the best path for Dickinson ISD to advance their curriculum, it becomes clear that knowledge of resources holds tremendous value. Now is a time when educational technology is advancing exponentially. As more people are turning onto the positives of digital learning, new … Continue reading Goals and Annotated Bibliography to Help Implement Course Website Plan
This report finds the best path for Dickinson ISD to increase student academic achievement, student and community engagement, and continue to conservatively evolve toward offering more blended learning solutions is to implement websites for all Dickinson ISD courses. This decision was determined after researching numerous reports and evaluating current and future district, state, national and … Continue reading Overview for Innovation Plan of Course Websites
Course websites are a tool that can help students achieve more, see how in this video.
As digital learning and leading evolves from its formative years, it will be up to it's supporters to solve it's problems.