Creating Significant Learning Environments

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    5313,  Masters - ADL

    Creating Significant Learning Environments

    In learning how to create significant learning environments, I realized that backwards planning is the most effective way to design a course. I have always considered what it is I wanted my learners to have when they part with me at the end of a training session. By starting…

  • 5313,  Masters - ADL

    Time to Grow and Learn

    When I first heard about the growth mindset this past Fall, I thought that it was missing something. In my research to learn more, I stumbled upon Duckworth’s Grit Theory and immediately felt that this was the critical missing part. Yet as time went on and I deployed these…

  • 5313,  5389,  Learning Community,  Masters - ADL

    Contribution to Your Learning

    “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci  Contributions The members of my core group are: Tania Barrientos, Angel Crittend, and Sara Eder Self-Assessment Grade I was extremely active in my core group, consistently submitted my assignments on time, and took care to ensure all information was included.…

  • 5313,  Masters - ADL

    UbD Design

    As I crafted my UbD, I kept thinking about the Fink 3-column table I made in my last assignment. The goal of both of these lesson planning strategies is to have the teacher make decisions that will allow the students to connect the dots instead of collecting the dots.…

  • 5313,  Masters - ADL

    Aligning Outcomes, Assessment and Activities

    Most people take a vacation by thinking about what they would like to experience on vacation. The vast majority of people do not hop in a car and just pick a direction, start driving, and hope for the time of their life. “By failing to plan, you are preparing…

  • 5313,  Masters - ADL

    Learning Philosophy

    I currently teach high school seniors in a large public school in Alvin, Texas. While this is my main job, my secondary job is helping with educational strategies through professional development for the other five high schools in my district regarding the development of astronomy content for Alvin ISD.…

  • 5313,  Masters - ADL,  Teaching Philosophy

    A New Culture of Learning

    I found that the information given in The New Culture of Learning was exceptionally light. Compared to the other readings from this master’s course, I struggled with ascertaining how to transfer these limited concepts into any real world application. Dr. Thomas’ only classroom example was over a course that…