Because we at St. Norbert aspire to cultivate in students a love of lifelong learning inspired by excellent teaching, it is of vital importance that we come together in community to explore the ever-changing breadth of teaching and learning modalities. This love of lifelong learning is not simply inspired by course content but by those who make the content come alive for students through creative articulation.
The Full Spectrum Learning (FSL) framework recognizes that effective learning environments exist in a range of differing modalities that encompass physical and digital spaces. Great teaching, that leads to meaningful learning, takes on many forms from classroom based lectures to completely online collaborative learning experiences.
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FSL fit into the Mission of SNC because a main mission at SNC is Communio: the idea of being together fully in community. We offered peer-to-peer teaching mainly through our Interactive Grid videos. Faculty viewed and can continue to view these short teaser videos featured to discover and analyze how other faculty have created rich and impactful learning experiences for their students. By viewing these videos, professors can then approach their own classroom with different perspectives and ideas. Additionally, FSL was student-centered. We focused on what was impactful for students by sharing their voice on each teaser video, and we did this to assist students in discovering which learning style meets their needs best. In doing so, we hoped to cultivate a love of lifelong learning.
Professors could enhance their teaching by using and applying the full spectrum of learning. Professors had the opportunity to branch out from the “traditional” modes of instruction and incorporate active learning practices. For students, with the help of the full spectrum, they could experience the broad ranges of teaching styles throughout their college experience by learning how to identify what levels of technology and engagement integration the class included. This would allow them to discover what works the best for them and know the best ways for them to study and learn.
We worked on a variety of projects including a start-up on social media accounts via Instagram and Twitter (@fslatsnc) and other promotional items including mugs and t-shirts for those who participated in FSL! We also filmed professors and students to create teaser videos to further develop the website and Full Spectrum Learning Grid. To conclude the research, student research fellows wrote blogs about their experience on the FSL team.
The Full Spectrum Learning Team
Ruthie Tucker '22
Fall 2018 - Spring 2020
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ART MINORS
Cassie Nooyen '22
Fall 2018 - Spring 2021
COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH MATH AND GRAPHIC DESIGN MINORS
Lexi Ford '22
Spring 2019 - Spring 2020
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION WITH MATH & ESL MINORS
Britney Breckheimer '23
Fall 2019 - Spring 2021
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION WITH SPANISH & ESL MINORS
Soph Sorenson '23
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION WITH A SPANISH CERTIFICATE AND SOCIAL STUDIES MINOR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION AND CO-CHAIR OF TEACHER EDUCATION
DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY
CURATOR OF ART GALLERIES AND COLLECTIONS ART CURATOR