We recognize there is a need for change in the K-12 landscape to rethink models for teaching and learning in order to establish “instructional design principles for the creation of student-centered learning environments (e.g., open-ended learning, and authentic learning, inquiry-based learning)” (Siemens, 2005).
The CSC Digital Learning Approach provides a framework for transforming the K-12 teaching and learning landscape from instructor-centered to student-centered. This framework is grounded in the idea that learners are now active participants who share in creating and seeking knowledge. CSC promotes this innovative learning environment where teaching and learning strategies facilitate active engagement through participatory choice, personal voice and “co-production.”
Our approach focuses on desired learning outcomes that advocate learner choice, self-direction, and engaging, relevant individualized learning tasks and strategies. In this approach, CSC promotes and facilitates a learning community that is driven by personalization using digital technologies with the ability to adapt to the needs of each student. Learners engaged in this process move from consumers of knowledge to sharing and creators of knowledge. The CSC Digital Learning Approach is built on the principals of the updated “Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy” (www.uwsp.edu).
*As developed by tpack.org