School Culture and Digital Learning

School Culture
School Culture

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Creating a Culture for Digital Learning

  • Identify a time where you felt empowered as a member of a team moving toward a common goal.
  • Create a list of characteristics of the team culture that supported this environment.
  • Once you have your list of characteristics, ask yourself or your team members the following questions:
  • Are these characteristics present in your school culture?
  • Do you feel your teachers would respond differently?
  • How do you know trust is evident in your building?
  • How do you build trust?

ACTIVITY: Build your own definition of school culture.

Examining Your School Culture, Below are some questions to ask your team.

  • How do I create an environment where dialogue and continuous improvement in instruction strengthen relationships and culture?
  • How does vision have an effect on school and classroom culture?
  • Are there changes needed based on your new understanding of culture?
Learner Centered Environment
Learner Centered Environment

“The school administrator’s support of a learner-centered environment is critical for teachers to fully meet the needs of each student; a culture that is not supportive can have devastating results.” -Mary Ann Wolf

Author: Anne-Marie Fiore

Anne Marie is an instructional designer who works with educators to design, develop, and deliver instructional products and experiences. She knows that instructional designers wear many hats. They not only write objectives, create online courses, and develop assessments but also do video production, podcasting — even build websites.In addition to instructional designer, Anne Marie has worked as a curriculum specialist, assistant professor, and technology director. She was recognized by the Huffington Post as a Top Social Media Tech Leader and recently won a “Grand Award for Learning Program Design” in the 32nd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Anne Marie holds a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Northcentral University.In her spare time, Anne-Marie enjoys several hobbies; blogging, watching way too many true crime documentaries on the ID channel, and Star Trek. She lives in Hudson, New Hampshire, with her husband, Kenneth.