Welcome to my work in Lamar University’s Digital Learning and Leading Program, class EDLD – 5302
There’s much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn about implementing e-Portfolios in Career and Technical Education. We hope you enjoy the site. For more information regarding the Digital Learning and Leading program at Lamar University, follow the link below.
Project 1: My Learning Manifesto: My Beliefs, Goals and Areas to Improve
Project 2: Growth Mindset Plan:
GROWTH MINDSET AN INTRODUCTION
When we think of ourselves, we all like to think we are open minded, accepting of criticism, and looking to improve ourselves. The truth is somewhere in between. We are a mix of two separate mindsets that permeate our thinking and ability to learn and adapt to new situations, (Dweck, 2006). These two mindsets are Growth and Fixed, or more accurately for us as educators, Growth vs. Fixed.
Our Two Amazing Mindsets: Growth Mindset: The belief that skills can be cultivated through challenging learning, that failure is another opportunity to learn, and effort. This will result in active learning leading to increased intelligence.
Fixed Mindset: The belief that our skills and traits are a fixed quantity. Success or failure is predetermined by our set skills, intelligence, and growth through effort is not possible. The fixed mindset is one that is primarily driven by fear. Fear of looking bad, fear of failure, and that effort is not rewarded. The amazing thing is that we as educators have the ability to put our students into either mindset with a few well placed words, (Dweck, 2006). By emphasizing effort, giving feedback, placing the emphasis on the power of ‘Yet.’ That the students haven’t gotten there ‘yet.’ If we emphasize traits, intelligence, or grades, we place our students in a fixed mindset. Just a few words make a world of difference, (Dweck, 2006), (Ragan, 2016).What can we do? Let us look at our approach for implementing a Growth Mindset culture. Click on one of the following images.
Project 3: Professional Learning Networks
References: Included at the end of the relevant sections.