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iLearn Initiative

When I was employed with Killeen ISD, I had the privilege in participating in a nine-year initiative in which we provided hundreds of teachers with iPods, iPads, and additional goodies for them to create engaging activities in their classrooms. The…

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My Journey with Apple Devices

Back in 1986 when I took my first computer programming course at Rhein Main junior high school in Germany, I was not enthusiastic about technology. I dropped that class because I was completely confused by the Logo programming. Who would…

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Innovation Plan Reflection

State of the Innovation Plan after 17 Months Part A – Innovation at Work Throughout our entire Digital Learning and Leading program at Lamar University, we have consistently connected our learning to an Innovation Plan. After I chose the topic…

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Digital Learning and Leading Journey Synthesis

My Digital Learning & Leading Journey Click to read this book, made with Book Creator https://read.bookcreator.com Where & Why I Started My Digital Learning and Leading journey has been one of growth, exploration and interest to me. Looking back I…

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COVA Reflection & Application

Mastering Choice, Ownership, Voice and Authentic Learning Part A – COVA at Work Throughout the Digital Learning and Leading Master’s program at Lamar, we have been immersed in the COVA approach to teaching and learning. This approach is based on…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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