Initially, at the start of the year, I thought that I would focus on a “21st century novel study”. This is what I tweeted out on the 24th of January:
And then I started to consider where the areas of strength and challenges were with my class’s study of The Book Thief: some aspects of this novel study were fantastic and some needed some tweaking.
So I decided to embrace my own growth mindset and set out to explore how I could re-design my assessments to consider 21st century learning skills, especially those key ingredients I uncovered through my learning with High Tech High and the Deeper Learning MOOC.
All of my key “a ha” moments and lingering wonders are in the video above…so pour yourself a mug of tea and cozy up for a 10 minute journey through my reflections on this year of learning.