Holly D. Landez ePortfolio

Category: Innovation


Action Research Plan and Reflection: School Library Engagement with 3D Printing

This session of EDLD 5315 Assessing Digital Learning & Instruction has provided authentic, timely and relevant learning to help me succeed in the role as a District Instructional Technologist. I now have the skills that I need to drive the…

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Innovative Themes for Learning: School Library Engagement with 3D Printing

Review of the Literature What type of activities and materials can schools provide in libraries that will engage students, pique their interest for challenging topics and promote authentic learning?  How can school libraries become bustling learning hubs, allowing educators to…

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Crucial Conversations and Steps to Becoming a Self-Differentiated Leader with Purpose

What does it take be a successful leader and innovator? Leadership can be considered a craft built on skills that must be developed and honed over time. Communication is one of those many key skills. Throughout this class session, Leading…

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Strategies for ImplementingChange and Innovation The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling specifically outlines several disciplines, rules, and strategies that can bring about significant, successful, and innovative change in an organization. The success stories…

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Libraries as Learning Hubs – Harnessing Vital Behaviors & the 6 Sources of Influence

After reading Influencer, by Joseph Grenny et al, I am able to see how the ideas and strategies set forth in the book can apply to a wide array of needs for change. I see the need to drive change…

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Why – Libraries as Learning Hubs

A transformative shift is occurring in education that is causing the role of school libraries to change from quiet sanctuaries of silent reading and research to vibrant learning hubs, buzzing with collaboration and creative learning opportunities. There are multiple drivers…

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Creating Significant Learning Environments – A Reflection

Creating Significant Learning Environments, EDLD 5313, has been an intensive learning experience that shed some light on many questions I had throughout the previous courses. This helped clarify for more a bit more of HOW to create a significant learning…

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Begin with the End in Mind

The book Understanding by Design outlines a thoughtful method of designing “curriculum, assessment, and instruction – focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas.” (McTighe, 2005) The method introduced by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe requires the educator to…

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Significant Learning Outcomes

The STREAM Camp outlined in my Innovation Plan is sure to be a large undertaking this year as we are adding a few innovative layers to our previously successful camps: hosting twice as many students as before including virtual learners…

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