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Fostering a Growth Mindset in a Personalized, Innovative and Learner-Centric Classroom

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Monday, June 24, 3:00–4:00 pm
Location: 105AB

Emily DeLuca   Samantha Edwards  
Redefine your own teaching and learning. This session will focus on personalized learning, student agency and formative assessments. You'll use innovative tools such as Nearpod, FlipGrid, badging, Google Suite and many more as we explore ways to promote best practices and a growth mindset culture in your classroom.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Any device would work for attendees. We will bring a few Chromebooks to have on hand if needed as well.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
For Educators:
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Be inspired to redefine your own teaching and learning. This session will focus on personalized learning, student agency, and formative assessments. Participants will use innovative tools such as Nearpod, FlipGrid, badging, Google Suite, & many more as we explore ways to promote best practices & a growth mindset culture in your classroom.

1. Participants will investigate ways to establish a growth-mindset culture in their educational environment, while developing strategies to empower student choice and voice into classroom experiences.

2. Participants will explore formative assessment tools such as Nearpod, FlipGrid, Google Suite, Menti, and many more.

3. Participants will identify ways to incorporate student agency and increase motivation with badging/microcredentialing to encourage student and teacher success.

4. Participants will collaborate with fellow attendees and share best practices occurring in their classrooms.


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Emily DeLuca, Parkland School District
Samantha Edwards, Parkland School District

Sam is an award-winning Keystone Technology Integrator, Schoology Ambassador, PBS Digital Innovator, Common Sense Media Certified Educator, and published author for eSchool News. She is passionate about Personalized Learning, Digital Leadership, Growth Mindset, Technology Integration, STEAM Education, and the Maker Movement. Most recently, Sam led the implementation of successful Makerspaces into her district’s Media Centers, which allows all students the opportunity to tinker, design, code, and become creative problem solvers. Sam’s innovative work has been published in multiple online magazines and journals, and is included in two best selling books.

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