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Adapting LEM Design Patterns

I decided to work with Renae’s “Improvement of Reading Classroom” pattern, as I often teach “Fundamentals of English,” which is our basic writing course, and I think the pattern she uses could be adapted nicely for the Fundamentals classroom. Here’s

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Design Pattern Notebook Templates

This was an interesting and humbling exercise for me. In theory, I figured I would prefer the pen and paper approach to modeling as opposed to using digital tools. I did like having the ability to write and erase as

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Using LEM Design Patterns

I decided to focus on a typical writing project module in a face-to-face writing classroom for my environment, since that’s what and where I usually teach. I was inspired by the “Blended Learning–Flipped Classroom Pattern” and the “Build On It

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My Re-designed LEM

Here is my re-designed LEM based on the feedback I received from my peers. You can see original attempts at this model here and here. As a reminder, I am working on a short learning activity for an online creative

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Identifying Opportunities for Using LEM

I’ve decided to divide this post into the different responsibilities I have both professionally and personally. As a faculty member who teaches, I could use LEM in the following ways: to develop new classes in both online and face-to-face formats;

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My First Learning Environment Model

This was quite the experience for me. I cannot lie; I had some serious difficulties with this, mostly due to my own thought process, I think. I also had some issues with the technology, so I apologize if it isn’t

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LEM Step-by-Step Practice

  For this first go at LEM, I will be modeling the introductory week module in an online Creative Nonfiction II class that I am currently developing. I’ve taught the class before in a face-to-face setting, but now I’ll be

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