Driving question: "How can you support P-12 students in building their academic mindset towards persisting and persevering with challenging activities?"
Overall learning goal: For candidates to design deeper learning opportunities that integrate support for academic mindset development as students persist & persevere with challenges
Section 1 - What is your mindset toward tacking challenging activities?
- Candidates directly engage in a challenging collaborative learning activity & reflect on their own mindset (e.g., attitude/beliefs) towards navigating it together, while making connections to implications for P-12 learning.
Section 2 - What is an academic mindset?
- Candidates explore foundational concepts such as academic mindset, persistence, and perseverance through assigned readings, supplemental resources & discussion.
Section 3 - How can persisting & persevering through productive struggle help build academic mindset?
- Candidates examine the role of "productive struggle" in building academic mindset, using videos of classroom practice to identify the skills, strategies and supports that help students persist/persevere through challenging deeper learning activities.
Section 4 - Analyzing how teachers can foster academic mindset development
- Candidates analyze & discuss case examples that demonstrate how teachers can 1) intentionally design opportunities for students to develop their academic mindset within the context of content instruction and 2) offer meaningful feedback/support for persisting/persevering through productive struggle throughout the cycle of teaching and learning.
Section 5 - Designing a challenging activity that integrates academic mindset development (CORE ACTIVITY)
- Candidates design a P-12 learning activity that includes support for academic mindset development as students persist/persevere in their work together & then use peer feedback from other candidates to refine their design further.
For more information about participating in the pilot, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org