My name is Chelsea Cummings and I am currently enrolled in the CDIT program at UAlbany. I graduated from St. Josephs College in 2015 with a degree in Child Study and a concentration in Speech Pathology. I am certified in Early Childhood (Birth-2nd grade) and Childhood (1st- 6th grade) in General Education and Students with Disabilities. I live on Long Island and am currently a 2nd grade inclusion teacher. Some of my interests include baking, hanging out with friends, and doing crossword puzzles.
My Topic and Purpose
The topic for this mini course is implementing diversity into the classroom. The purpose of this course is to educate both teachers on how to talk about and discuss the topic of diversity in the classroom. With everything going on in society, people are weary when talking about the topic because they don’t want to be politically incorrect and offend someone. This mini course will provide resources and lessons for educators to use and hopefully make a part of their curriculum.
Scope of Learning Outcomes and Content
By the end of this mini lesson, instructors will be able to
1.Define what a growth mindset is
2.Know the difference between a growth vs. fixed mindset
3.Help students develop a growth mindset within the classroom
4.Implement activities to promote and discuss growth mindset
Analysis of the Learner and Context
Define course-level target objectives
Elaborate and analyze the objectives to identify more specific enabling and supporting objectives.
Map out the sequence of learning units and activities to achieve the defined objectives.