Growth Mindset: Exploring Your Own Classroom Mindset Practices and Using Technology to Help Students Develop a Growth Mindset

Participants will explore their own mindset and recognize how their classroom and building practices impact student mindsets.  We will learn the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.  We will work together to create new habits to help your students develop a growth mindset using classroom activities, growth-oriented feedback and tech tools.  

Course Details


Audience Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators
Level Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor Margaret Peixoto
Dates January 7, 2019 – February 7, 2019
Earn 16 hours of certificate of participation
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 20 Participants
Prerequisites
Graduate Credit (pending)  At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.

Margaret Peixoto

Margaret Peixoto taught high school math for six years at Bishop Feehan High School. She is currently the Learning Commons Director at BFHS and teaches online SAT Prep and AP Seminar. Margaret earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Villanova University and her Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Providence College. Margaret loves learning new things and is enthusiastic about helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.

 

 

 

Weekly Outline:

Online Session 1: In this first module, you will be introduced to Carol Dweck’s research in mindsets. You will learn the differences between fixed mindset and growth mindset and take a pre-assessment to determine your own mindset. Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. You will learn how to use the pre-assessment tool in your own classroom.

Online Session 2: The second module will focus on effective teacher-to-student communication that fosters a growth mindset. You will learn about the importance of word choice and power of “not yet.” Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. You will learn how to use Google tools to create an introductory activity for your students to learn about Growth Mindset. You will also be introduced to several Growth Mindset OERs that you can use as resources for your lessons.

Online Session 3: In this module, we will discuss what we should do when students fail. You will learn about celebrating mistakes, providing students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery, and providing continuous feedback to students that promotes a growth mindset. Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. Tech tools covered in this module will be ones that help teachers provide growth-oriented feedback to students, including Google tools, Padlet and EdPuzzle.

Online Session 4: The final module will focus on integrating classroom activities to foster a growth-oriented classroom. You will learn about modeling a growth mindset with technology in your classroom. Course work will include reading articles, watching videos and participating in a discussion board with classmates. As a final assignment, you will create a lesson plan that fosters a growth mindset that 1) uses at least one tech tool, 2) incorporates teacher-to-student feedback, and 3) gives students the opportunity to learn from their initial mistakes and demonstrate mastery.

Note: each session will incorporate tech tools that help foster a growth mindset in the classroom and building.

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

 K-2.DTC.b.1 Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.   

K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.   

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 

K-2.CT.c.3 Individually and collaboratively, propose a solution to a problem or question based on an analysis of information. 

3-5.DTC.a.3 Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts. 

3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources. 

3-5.DTC.b.2 Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision.  

6-8.DTC.a.1 Identify and explain the strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities of a variety of digital tools. 

6-8.DTC.a.5 Individually and collaboratively, develop and conduct an online survey. 

6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.  

6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.  

6-8.DTC.b.3 Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., email, social media, texting, blog comments). 

9-12.CAS.c.7 Identify ways to use technology to support lifelong learning. 

9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment, and justify the selection. 

9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.

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Growth Mindset: Exploring Your Own Classroom Mindset Practices and Using Technology to Help Students Develop a Growth Mindset
January 7, 2019 – February 7, 2019
Four online weekly sessions

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