For each course in HTH GSE’s Teacher Leadership M.Ed. Program, students translate theory into practice by implementing some kind of project, intervention, or adjustment in their classrooms. Afterwards, students write a reflection about their experience, which constitutes the final product for each course.
Beyond Boys and Girls – Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Diverse Gender and LGBTQ Identities through Literacy Activities. This reflection is my final product for HTH 200: Equity, Diversity, and Design Principles. To promote an inclusive classroom climate, I designed and implemented a short literacy unit affirming gender fluid and LGBTQ identities. The unit included read alouds, short videos, whole-class discussions, and the creation of a book for the class library.
We Make the Road by . . . Making! This reflection is my final product for HTH 240: Liberating Structures for Inclusive Classrooms. Inspired by one student’s passion for making, I led a series of “Maker Time” sessions in which students could make anything they desired from a box of materials. Drawing on constructivist theories of education, I framed the experience around the principles of creativity, collaboration, and communication.
HTe Street Project Handout & Artist's Statement. HTH 216: Deeper Learning through Projects offered an opportunity to practice instructional design. As we studied the elements of project-based learning, we planned our own original project and created an informational handout. My project, “HTe Street,” would help students explore the meaning of community through puppet theater. Reflecting on our learning throughout this signature assignment, I composed an artist’s statement to accompany the handout.
Dreaming and Doing. HTH 212: Leadership through School Change challenged us to imagine our dream school and then take a step towards making that dream a reality. In partnership with a colleague, we designed a series of professional development sessions aimed at deepening personalization within project work. Drawing upon the collective expertise of our staff, we paired up colleagues who wished to work together and offered a framework for collaboration.