Seek 7 Sunday

1.      Since this is my first time utilizing the various social media outlets required for this course, I wanted to learn more about blogging etiquette. I found a post that was very interesting and informative. It explains the main steps needed to kick of a successful blog. http://amylynnandrews.com/how-to-blog/

2.      I would like to learn more about the connected learning experience, the information on the site is very informative and worth reviewing as it relates to our course. http://connectedlearning.tv/what-is-connected-learning.

3.      Another good website to learn more about connected learning was through the Connected Learning Alliance. The site clarified and defined the six principles of connected learning. Utilizing these principles can help bridge the gap in education. http://clalliance.org/why-connected-learning/.

4.      Since I work in higher education I was curious how connected learning principles are utilized in higher education. This video clip is about an hour long but it is worth taking a few minutes to view. One of my takeaways from this video was that trust is a major component in connected learning environments. http://connectedlearning.tv/higher-education-trusted-environment-learning

5.      As I read this blog I realize the importance of gaining as much knowledge as we can to effectively teach those who are impacted by our contributions. “Education is something that we create for ourselves” (Downes, 2010). https://teachinginthewild.wordpress.com/

6.     I aspire to one day help close the education and opportunity gap, I was intrigued by this blog as it focuses on connected learning as a pathway to equity. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2013/02/connected_learning_and_the_unclear_path_to_equity.html

7.      I enjoyed watching Dan Meyer’s Ted Talk posted in Tom Woznicki’s Find 6 Saturday. Working in higher education I see a lot of students who are not prepared to take college level math.  Meyer’s illustrations gave me a new perspective on teaching math.  https://tomwoznicki.wordpress.com/author/tomwoznicki/

Seek 7 Sunday

1.      Since this is my first time utilizing the various social media outlets required for this course, I wanted to learn more about blogging etiquette. I found a post that was very interesting and informative. It explains the main steps needed to kick of a successful blog. http://amylynnandrews.com/how-to-blog/

2.      I would like to learn more about the connected learning experience, the information on the site is very informative and worth reviewing as it relates to our course. http://connectedlearning.tv/what-is-connected-learning.

3.      Another good website to learn more about connected learning was through the Connected Learning Alliance. The site clarified and defined the six principles of connected learning. Utilizing these principles can help bridge the gap in education. http://clalliance.org/why-connected-learning/.

4.      Since I work in higher education I was curious how connected learning principles are utilized in higher education. This video clip is about an hour long but it is worth taking a few minutes to view. One of my takeaways from this video was that trust is a major component in connected learning environments. http://connectedlearning.tv/higher-education-trusted-environment-learning

5.      As I read this blog I realize the importance of gaining as much knowledge as we can to effectively teach those who are impacted by our contributions. “Education is something that we create for ourselves” (Downes, 2010). https://teachinginthewild.wordpress.com/

6.     I aspire to one day help close the education and opportunity gap, I was intrigued by this blog as it focuses on connected learning as a pathway to equity. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2013/02/connected_learning_and_the_unclear_path_to_equity.html

7.      I enjoyed watching Dan Meyer’s Ted Talk posted in Tom Woznicki’s Find 6 Saturday. Working in higher education I see a lot of students who are not prepared to take college level math.  Meyer’s illustrations gave me a new perspective on teaching math.  https://tomwoznicki.wordpress.com/author/tomwoznicki/

About Me…

About Me…

My name is Khaliah Sproul, this is my last semester of coursework in the Educational Leadership Doctoral program :).  This is my first online course here at Arcadia, I am looking forward to gaining new knowledge and connecting with everyone this semester.

On a personal note, I have worked in higher education in Financial Aid over the last ten years. As long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for helping others and I believe everyone should have equal access to college. My goal is to one day help at-risk children achieve the dream by helping them obtain a college degree. I have two handsome boys who I love and cherish, and they are my motivation. I enjoy reading, teaching ballet, and spending time with my family.