Today’s classrooms call for educators to address students’ increasingly diverse learning needs as they help them reach high standards of achievement, use a wide range of technologies and prepare for the 21st century workplace. CTE’s Boundless Learning is designed to help general and special educators meet that challenge. It is a learning system for building positive, inclusive, 21st learning environments that maximize achievement and performance among all learners.
Boundless Learning utilizes three key dynamics to guide teachers and students as they work together within successful inclusive learning communities:
Teachers apply high performance teaming principles along with protocols and technology tools during instruction while students apply them during learning activities. In general, these three interlocking dynamics occur continuously throughout instructional and learning practices. The basic premise of the Boundless Learning approach is that the more teachers and students infuse these key dynamics into their daily work, the more competent they will be in creating and maximizing learning opportunities.
The primary purpose of Boundless Learning is to create positive, inclusive learning environments that help all learners, including learners with special needs, reach 21st century standards in content, technology and collaboration.
There are two main Boundless Learning offerings:
These offerings may be implemented independently or combined as a more comprehensive intervention. In either case, high quality professional development is provided to teachers through a series of competency-based, online learning modules, called Professional Development Quests (PD Quests). After teachers complete PD Quest activities, they are supported by the Boundless Learning Online Learning Community while they employ their new practices in their “real-world” classroom settings.
At this time, four Boundless Learning PD Quests are offered:
For additional information, please contact: Dr. Lynne Mainzer at email@example.com or 410.516.9832.
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