Chelsea Cummings


About Me

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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 the idea of a growth mindset within the classroom. The purpose of this course is to educate both teachers and students on how to develop a growth mindset. Many times in the classroom students feel discouraged, especially when learning a new concept because they don't know how to do it or think it is too hard. In this course, they will learn about the power of "yet" and what it means to develop a growth mindset lifestyle.

Scope of Learning Outcomes and Content

By the end of this mini lesson, instructors will be able to

1.Define what it means to have a growth mindset

2.Know the difference between a growth vs. fixed mindset

3.Design classroom feedback and assessment to enhance growth mindset

4.Implement activities to promote and discuss growth mindset

Needs Assessment

Analysis of the Learner and Context

Learner Analysis: The learners of this mini course will be educators in any educational field who teaches students of any age or grade. It will be for learners who would like to help their students, in any subject area, obtain a growth mindset. Learners will become knowledgeable in what a growth mindset is and what it means to have a growth mindset. They will also be able to design classroom feedback and assessment to enhance growth mindset and implement activities to promote and discuss it.

Context for instruction: Since this mini course is online, learners will need a computer and stable internet.

Performance-Based Objectives

Define course-level target objectives

Task Analysis

Elaborate and analyze the objectives to identify more specific enabling and supporting objectives.

Curriculum Map

Map out the sequence of learning units and activities to achieve the defined objectives.

References and Resources