Contribution to Your Learning and the Learning Community - 5313

Contribution to Your Learning and the Learning Community - 5313

 EDLD 5313  Creating Significant Learning Environments is not the first class in my master’s program where I contributed to my learning as well as to the learning community.  While I was not asked to write a “Contribution to Your Learning and Learning Community” for my first master’s degree, I did contribute to my learning in an informal learning community. Overall, what worked for me was keeping a tight schedule.  Summer classes are always a struggle for me.  As someone who struggles with anxiety and ADHD, having a consistent routine is essential to my mental health.  However, during the summer months when I am not working a consistent schedule, and I have other activities happening, I tend to lose track of what I need to be doing and when.  As a result, I did not always post in the discussion board in a timely fashion.  However, I will say that in my group, we did have some informal discussions about the topics, videos and the readings. One of my assignments was turned in one day late, due to technology issues.  I was worried I would have a second late assignment, however, I was able to pull everything together, including being locked out of my Lamar LU account and get it turned in on time.  When I was enrolled in 5302, I was able to create a study group of my own with Syeda and Janelle.  I was excited to finally be a part of a learning group, because my first class in this program I was unable to find a group.  We met on Zoom once, and after that we emailed, or texted each other when we needed to reach out. Syedaa was extremely helpful to me, when trying to navigate my website.  

While I firmly believe I exhibit the qualities of a leader, as I currently hold a leadership position on my campus and I have held several leadership positions in other districts,  I do not feel this course afforded me the opportunity to showcase my leadership. However, as I reflect, I could have taken more initiative with the study group that I became a part of.

All in all, I do find my contributions to be an integral of my learning. Through constructive criticism, I helped to make my group more collaborative and I am hoping to do so even more in the next class. However, when I received feedback, I tended to relegate it and move along with my original purpose.  I do feel as though I could have invested more time about concerns that my colleagues had about my work.  

Score 80 - All of the key contributions were met.  One of the supporting contributions was not met. (I did not complete all of the discussion posts)




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