Student enthusiasm is heightened when one shares stories. Thank you, Vancouver Community College. A brochure was designed to outline the courses that the program may offer. How will I continue my professional growth in the future? PIDP also introduced and assigned professional reflection. What were some of my challenges or frustrations? Initially, I thought that the online courses were too self-directed, but I came to appreciate and rely upon the insightful exemplars of current and past PIDP students.

Karen assigned a mid-course evaluation in , and I tried to be as candid and honest as possible. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I had assumed that a pedagogical approach was the way to instruct: But, the assigned readings introduced me to the humanistic learning theory which focuses on a student-centred approach to learning: This leads him to create instructor feedback forms, which he gives to his learners weekly.

PIDP – Capstone

You are commenting using your Google account. She explained that each PIDP assignment is designed to meet learning outcomes and not to torture learners.

What knowledge or understanding do students already possess? Learners need to feel an involvement in the process, and relate to or apply what they are learning in a supportive environment Brookfield uses this information from students to constantly improve his teaching practices. I think that providing advanced feedback is a fantastic instructional strategy that creates a positive learning environment! Technical glitches sometimes occur but previewing a video clip is always necessary to guarantee a seamless presentation in class.

My nervousness was apparent, my delivery was boring, I had memorized my lesson, and I was just talking about facts with no room for discussion and feedback. Pdp is so much more that I could have included. Make learning about their success at meeting or exceeding goals and outcomes.


pidp 3270 capstone project

What am I currently teaching? You are commenting using your WordPress. Introductions and Expectation Setting Fun activity: I hope to continually take professional development courses to keep me progressing forward so that I am able to instruct adults with the latest technological changes and continue on my learning journey!!

PIDP 3270 – Capstone

It provided a clear direction for students to follow as the lesson was played out. I recommend taking the PIDP courses in sequence because the curriculum builds upon past lessons and resources. The forums in were at times invasive and all-consuming, and I had to turn off email notifications on my cell phone to maintain the boundary between course-work and the rest of my life! My first mini-lesson was an abysmal failure. How can we properly digest lroject within the pace of our busy lives?

pidp 3270 capstone project

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Reflection on the PIDP

I am thrilled to be almost finished my diploma, and this Capstone project encapsulates what I have learned over the past three years, and guides me to apply what I have learned in my professional practice.

I appreciate this because I need to know if I am on the right track. In other words, xapstone I created a positive and effective learning environment?

I must admit, it was rather weird to watch myself deliver instruction in the classroom, so reflecting on my lesson for assignment 3 took more time. The guiding questions follow the ORID method: The DACUM designing a curriculum assignment was instrumental as well, and the template that Jacquie provided was key in articulating outcomes and goals, and actualizing lesson planning.


The following reflection is my final reflectionof the PIDP, submitted at the completion of my Capstone Project, in its entirety with the guiding questions included in bold. What teaching approaches most influenced me as a professional?

Being a great teacher also means that I will need to be a mentor, as well as a reflective practitioner. How do I convey my abilities? However, it did not dampen the spirits of the volunteers and discouraged the other students because it was a timely segue to asking students if they perceived any problem in the activity.

After finishing all the course requirements for all the foundation courses in January, I focused on finding an institution, university or college who was willing to provide me with a window of opportunity to run a 45 minute lesson to adult learners. I had assumed that a pedagogical approach was the way to instruct: Fenwick and Parsons call these reflections think-backs. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jeff encouraged me to submit assignments ahead of time for pre-assessment so that I could learn from the strengths AND weaknesses of my projects, and make changes before final deadlines.