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Balancing Digital and Ecological Literacy 2017-05-19T03:18:34+00:00

Harmonizing Nature and Technology Education through Conscientious Curricula Design

There are many different approaches to the integration of new digital educational technology into our existing and newly developing curricula.  Many of these commonly in use require indoor, sedentary environments and promote practices that increase likelihood of adverse health effects such as disruption of natural cyclesdepression, and physical ailments.

We believe that the imperative of digital literacy development need not overshadow the time-tested understanding that young people’s cognition is improved through activity and they develop more holistically by participating in outdoor, experiential, and ecological (OE3) learning opportunities.

We blend our resources, venues, and pedagogies to optimize the learning of key digital and analog competencies.  We believe this helps our students develop well-rounded skill sets that will prepare them for academic and personal success.

The Imperative of Digital Literacy

Using technology as a tool to enhance exceptional teaching in stimulating venues.

Digital literacy will be critical for safety and success as students grow older.  In order to prepare our children for life in an increasingly technological age we must prepare them with the skills and critical thinking skills to use tech safely and effectively. The current application of technology in the mainstream educational system means that lessons increasingly dependent on indoor, sedentary venues.

IteratED engages our powerful mobile technology to take the digital world with us when we explore new teaching and learning venues.  The judicious application, knowing when technology enhances and when it detracts from the lesson, is core to our approach.

Students will learn how technology translates between venues and can be used to connect different curricula or concepts.  Depending on the course objectives and opportunities we may vary the applications, devices, tools, and formats to different degrees in a variety of situations to enhance the learning.

Engaging our students in authentic and meaningful experiential education can be assisted, but need not rely, on digital technology. At IteratED we strive to make the connection for students between the abstract-theoretical textbook and concrete-practical real-world lessons.

Above:  How technology empowers fieldwork and promotes citizen-science, community interaction, exploratory learning, and much, much more.

More tech alone does not better education make.

The overwhelming focus of the 21st-century education movement is the infusion of technology into indoor classrooms. What is generally and obviously omitted from nearly each and every description of 21st-century education available today is the well-documented benefits of outdoor, experiential and ecological education (OE3) on student academic performance and holistic wellbeing.

A recent study by W.B. Gooderham, Founding Partner of IteratED, sought to determine the student perception of 21st-century core competency development. Results suggest that secondary school students in Whitehorse, YT perceive integrated semester programs with an OE3 focus as developing their 21st-century core competencies significantly (statistically = >.95) more than their conventional schooling counterparts.

To paraphrase, there are learning opportunities accessible in, and innate to, active exploration of integrated curricula that are not available in conventional classes teaching the same curricula.

Five keys to establishing effective problem-based learning:
1. Start with an great driving question
2. Make the work authentic and meaningful
3. Bring outside experts into the classroom
4. Tap into your local networks
5. Use technology to connect with professionals