|Teacher | Lifelong Learner | Facilitator||
The curriculum for this class is designed for my students to explore and investigate thoughts and issues that are relevant and important to them. I want them to gain subject matter knowledge while collaborating with others. With the extension of the computer, they have an opportunity to create material and let their voices to be heard and respected.
Having the ability to create and maintain a positive online presence and to collaborate with others are skills necessary for success in this digital age. My students will be blogging and commenting with their readers. Through the work in this class my students will develop an understanding of how people use online communication skills to affect the world in many different ways: political, academic, civic, and entertainment.
Equally important to self-discovery is having the opportunity to study things that are meaningful and relevant to one's life and interests. Developing a curriculum around student interests fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates the passion to learn.