Creating Significant Learning Environments

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 environment. Each week we had a Zoom meeting, a discussion post and an assignment due….

Growth Mindset for All Plan Revisited

In her book Mindset: The new psychology of success, Carol Dweck explains that the growth mindset is the belief that everyone can learn, change and grow if they make efforts, seek help and develop strategies (Dweck, 2017). Mindset compares both fixed and growth mindsets on a journey through the triumphant successes and emotional failures of students, athletes, business…

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 deeply examine the purposes and intents of a course or unit of study. It takes…

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 including 3D printing activities hosting a specialized location and activities for middle school students My…

Learning Philosophies in Action

It is my belief that learning is very personal and can be a messy amalgamation of inputs and experiences. Each learner absorbs knowledge in a different way based on their experiences, natural abilities and opportunities. Learning styles and motivation for learning can change over time as learners grow from childhood to adulthood.  I also believe…

Cultivating to Connect

SWAY Presentation Creating Significant Learning Environments in the New Culture of Learning What if we could transform the landscape of education so that students would be driven to learn, and feel successful and empowered? What if we could teach the necessary standards while still honoring students’ imagination and passion for their interests?  In The New…

EDLD 5313

In EDLD 5313, Creating Significant Learning Environments in the Digital Learning and Leading Program at Lamar University, we explored the theories of constructivist epistemology used to create student-centered learning environments. By applying constructivist techniques, we created active and engaging learning environments that utilize technology, increase motivation for learning, and engage the learner.

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