Education Capstone Essay Paper on Redesign Innovative Teaching

Redesign Innovative Teaching

Introduction

            The 21st century is occasioned by technology advancements that are an everyday reality for the students. At the same time, it is recognized that the students have varying needs in the classroom, hence the needfor differentiation of the students when teaching and making assessments on their learning (Wrigley, 2001). This paper focuses on the redesigning of the differentiation strategy in teaching of the students so as to cater for each student in accordance to their personal educational needs.

Outcomes

            With the aim of instilling learning and innovative skills to  class with students that have varying abilities, there will be a requirement to assess at the very beginning their readiness to embrace the new challenges that are presented by the 21st century. The standard previous tests will not be considered, but a test will be designed to assess the creativity and curiosity levels of each and every child (Spector & Sectish, 2014). The results gotten from this unconventional test will help in the differentiating of the teaching strategy according to the individual needs of the student and will assist in determining the students requiring intensive tutoring and those not having such a need.

Support Systems

            The inculcation of the 21st century standards in the teaching strategy of differentiation will assist in making the students more competent outside the classroom and make them valued members of the society. One of the ways in which to achieve this will be to encourage the student to each identify a problem that is facing their communities and neighborhoods. After recognizing the problem, they will be encouraged to think of ways in which that problem may be solved (Gaines & Pakath, 2013). In the most practical cases, they will be connected with organizations that solve some of the societal problems and get allowed to participate in them. This will assist the students in becoming better citizens, having fulfilled one of the requirements of the 21st century standards.

Reflection

            Comingup with the redesigns that would complement the differentiation teaching strategy was a tough undertaking. It has taken a lot of diligence to come up with ways to integrate the 21st century student outcomes and support systems to the strategy already chosen for the innovative teaching approach. In the end, I realized that they had a lot in common that was observable on the surface and furthermore, they were complementary.

The 21st century approaches to education recognize that the traditional teaching methods are outdated and would not prepare the student adequately for the modern life challenges. I too, was of the same thought in the realization that treating all the students similar in the classroom was not appropriate. Each student has his or her strengths and weaknesses, and these traits are specific to them.

Having agreed on the fact that the delivery of education has to be changed for the modern student, integration of both my plan and the suggestions given was much easier and more practical. I feel excited to observe the progress of the students as a result of the application of these innovative strategies.

Conclusion

The differentiation strategy chosen earlier on has been redesigned in order to fulfill the requirement of the 21st century learning. This will help in making the students more competent for this century’s challenges and have them grow well intellectually and in all other spheres of life.

References

Gaines, D., & Pakath, R. (2013). An examination of evolved behavior in two reinforcement learning systems. Decision Support Systems, 55(1), 194-205. doi:10.1016/j.dss.2013.01.019

Spector, N., & Sectish, T. (2014). Leading Innovative Projects: Essential Skills for Academic Faculty. Mededportal Publications. doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9877

Wrigley, T. (2001). Icsei 2001: Equity, globalization and change: education for the 21 st Century. Improving Schools, 4(1), 3-7. doi:10.1177/136548020100400102