Monthly Archives: June 2012

Blended Learning

June 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm, by

Yesterday, we spent a good deal of time and thought on Blended Learning, it pros, cons, limitations, and possibilities to maximize learning.  Please share in the ideas below: BL – WHY How does BL improve (for students) organization of course? website lets you go deep, zoom in and out gives autonomy to student to understand Read More…

Effective Teaching

June 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm, by

In our final training session today, we discussed evaluation.  We asked and talked about the purpose of assessment and effective vs ineffective strategies.  We told a few funny stories and laughed about our short-comings.  But one thing that isn’t funny is that there is often a disconnect between what we evaluate, in terms of student Read More…

T3 & Inquiry based learning

June 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm, by

This week, we are conducting a GCE Educator Institute, Train-the-Trainer Workshop. The purposes are three-fold: Clarify and discuss the goals of GCE’s Model for Learning which apply to both formal and informal environments: educating global citizens Train public and private educators to deliver the curriculum in a range of formats from electives to clubs to summer Read More…

New Education: Why Ban Free Will? FB-DL Milestone 4

June 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm, by

For my Forbidden Books course, I read Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut to understand the depth psychology behind independent education and philosophy of the way cultures view life’s meanings. The proposals this novel made regarding the perspectives of life and religion were seen as negative content on many accounts of schools from the late 1960’s Read More…

Milestone 4- Drama poem

June 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm, by

The community that I chose was my friends community because I feel that is one of the communities I am closest to. Looking out for the whole in my eyes means to me to care about others as they would for you. Not always putting yourself in front of other people but, if you really Read More…

Endurance: 12 hour Immersion

June 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm, by

photo source: http://awakeseattle.blogspot.com/ The purpose of this Endurance challenge was to push my boundaries and comfort levels and spend 12 hours working on a mission that I created.  I decided to make my mission: “Build a Cultural Community Center in New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward”.  The hardest part was definitely around the seventh hour, when Read More…

Body Politic

June 5, 2012 at 11:43 am, by

For our Drama class(english & history), we did a poem or piece of spoken word for out fourth and final milestone.  We chose a community that we are present and invested in to.  I chose Family as my community, while trying to answer the question: what does caring for the community as a whole mean for you Read More…

Me, Myself and Chris McCandless

June 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm, by

The purpose of this Endurance paper was to connect to a character we read about in one of our books. Not only were we supposed to connect with a character and write a story about them, or a story including them in it, but to also include a sense of direct dialog with them. I Read More…

Global Health Interview: LN

June 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm, by

For our global health cure class, I made a video about United Nation’s goals which prevent disease problems around the world. ——- Why should the United Nations combat global diseases? They should help to prevent diseases from spreading. Now people are suffering because they lose people every time and that could decrease the economy due Read More…

Milestone Four: Body Politic

June 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm, by

The community I chose was Syria. I chose Syria because it means a lot to me. I lived there half of my life. I have had touched the warmth of the Syrian people. I care for the whole by helping others and caring for the community. I think my most creative choice was not using any of my own words in Read More…