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Diving into the Literature

I decided to spend the next few weeks looking at the literature not only for the need for entrepreneurial education but also what has worked for others in implementation. I wanted to focus on the following three questions – what worked, what could have been done better and how can...

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Outlining Personal Growth Plans

As we move forward in our discussion of Personal Growth Plans we need to outline our strategy. We want to focus first on the five essential elements of successful professional learning. Duration We know from our discussions in our last post that one hour sit and get workshops alone are...

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From PD to Professional/Personal Learning

We have talked about the need to change our classrooms from teacher-centered to student-centered a lot over the last year on this blog. Making the shift to a constructivist classroom takes a great deal of work. If we want to shift to this culture at our schools, we need to consider how...

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Reflecting on Online Learning and Instructional Design

Over the last 5 weeks we have been investigating the instructional design of an online course. As with all my learning as I go through a project I learn about some new things but more importantly I learn more about myself. This past month I have confirmed many of my...

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Online Learning as a Graduation Requirement?

The last four weeks have been a great learning experience as I have put together my Schoology course. I have learned several things that I am reflecting on and will hopefully explain in my next post but this week I am considering how this could work for other classes at my...

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MOOCs

As I keep moving along the pathway of creating my own online course, I thought back to the rise of MOOCs. First let me say I am not designing my course to look anything like the massive online courses I have seen or even dipped my toe into. As I...

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New Year – New Challenge

So it’s a New Year and time for a New Challenge, right? As I have been doing the last 6 months or so, I plan on tackling a new challenge and sharing my journey here on the blog. This month’s challenge is to construct an online unit. I’m going to...

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Designing for Understanding

So after investigating learning theories and finding my leanings toward the Constructivists, now I am investigating how to go from theory to practice. In the last post I looked at D. Lee Fink’s “Designing Courses for Significant Learning” and it’s focus on what I referred to as the three-legged stool...