Innovation in Action

Changing Practices Highlights (2015)

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Educators acknowledge the importance of fostering a growth mindset not only for their students, but also for themselves. Through authentic learning opportunities, teachers and students experience real world connections, pursue inquiries and continue to create content that shapes their learning. “Students’ interest in learning and their belief that they can learn are critical to their success.”1

Educators share insights about how their practice is changing as they intentionally incorporate technology to enable and support students in attaining learning goals. Some teachers have been using the SAMR2 model to encourage their students to become digital “creators of content”. These educators also speak about how students become more reflective thinkers when they have opportunities to turn and talk and engage in purposeful conversations with their peers.

Themes and IdeasThemes and ideas:


  • Growth mindset
  • Co-learning
  • Student-teacher partnerships

Viewer's ListThis video is for:
  • Classroom Educators

Discussion QuestionDiscussion questions:
  • How do you design curriculum-based learning opportunities that incorporate students’ interests, especially in making real world connections?
  • What changes have you observed in student learning that have been made possible with technology in the classroom?
  • How might assessment practices support a growth mindset?
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  1Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools, (2010), p.29
  2SAMR stands for Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition. It is a framework developed by
  Dr. Ruben Puentedura that allows educators to reflect on how effectively they are integrating the use
  of technology.
  Watch the SAMR Model Explained by Students at

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