CEP 817: Problem of Practice- Testing Report

My problem of practice consists of creating interdisciplinary STEM experiences for middle school students in a literacy classroom. When considering how to make this happen while also implementing balanced literacy, I decided to create a prototype that could be used as a literacy center while other components of balanced literacy were still happening. The prototype… Read More CEP 817: Problem of Practice- Testing Report

CEP 817: Problem of Practice Prototype Mode

My problem of practice consists  of creating a highly engaging interdisciplinary STEM learning environment for middle school learners in a literacy classroom. When thinking about how to create a prototype to tackle my problem of practice, I considered the following questions: How can I integrated STEM in an authentic way? How can I put students… Read More CEP 817: Problem of Practice Prototype Mode

CEP 812: Questioning For Life

Learning is both thrilling and frustrating. It is exciting and exhausting after all the tinkering, reflecting, redesigning, and problem solving. It requires patience, perseverance, and practice. Most importantly, learning is fun. As a middle school literacy teacher, I find my biggest challenge is fostering a love of learning in students who have yet to have their wow… Read More CEP 812: Questioning For Life

CEP 812: Sharing Solutions

Over the past six weeks, my colleagues from CEP 812 and I have explored wicked problems in education and have collaboratively worked to create feasible solutions that rethink how to solve our problem. Using Berger‘s (2014) “Question Formulation Technique,” it was apparent that the achievement gap was such a multilayered problem that required extensive research and… Read More CEP 812: Sharing Solutions

CEP 817 Module 3: Sniglets and Problem Redefinition

Part 1: Sniglets Ever encounter a situation in your daily life that doesn’t quite have a word for it? Have you observed a natural phenomena, a situation, or an object that can’t be described with the English dictionary? Sniglets are made up words and definitions for an object, phenomena, and quite frankly anything that doesn’t have… Read More CEP 817 Module 3: Sniglets and Problem Redefinition