Learning Journey – Transformative Leader

Summary of learning.

I am excited to see the positive impact and value in the lives of the children I have the privilege to teach as I complete this course journey (EC&I834: Designing for Online and Blended Learning). Embracing blended learning has opened tremendous possibilities for transforming my teaching and learning experiences. I have gained valuable insights and knowledge about the technical aspects of creating effective digital learning environments. The course objectives have guided my learning journey, and I have deepened my understanding on the importance of blended and online learning. Learning about various learning theories related to digital pedagogy has allowed me to grasp the principles that support effective courses and learning environment design.

During the first weeks of class, I realized the profound impact that these principles have on my teaching approach and students. My ADDIE model reflects on the improvement of reading skills in my grade 1 classroom, and I carefully integrated these tools while aligning the learning objectives with content, activities, and assessments.

My LUMI experience was a highlight of the use of the digital platform to facilitate cooperative learning among students and create a positive and inclusive environment. Blended learning approaches, such as the course profile on reading skills development, also showed how technology can promote independent reading habits and encourage self-reflection in grade 1 students.

Identifying the benefits, challenges, and complexities of blended and online learning led me to understand the various factors that impact the effectiveness of my digital learning experiences.  

My Digital tools

Together, let us work towards creating a future where education is accessible, engaging, and inclusive for all learners, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities.

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Summary of Learning

Peer feedback

My Peers appreciated the interactive elements added to the Canvas LMS interface, such as the Classdojo, Storybird, quizzes, and activities, which made learning fun and engaging for Grade 1 students. The use of visuals and interactive features contributed to a positive learning experience. This positive feedback on my course prototype provided the effectiveness in enhancing reading skills and vocabulary for my students, as well as its ability to create an engaging and supportive learning environment through the use of Canvas LMS.

My Course Prototype

I utilized the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for my course prototype to create a dynamic user friendly learning environment. This is an engaging online course designed to enhance reading skills and expand vocabulary for grade 1 students. The primary focus of the course is to introduce students to a wide range of visual vocabulary, fostering better comprehension and language development. My course prototype provides a seamless and interactive learning experience on the Canvas LMS to foster a love for reading and language development among grade 1 students.

My course prototype

Thank you for a great learning experience Katia! A transformative leader has emerged from this learning experience!

Accessibility in my classroom!

Throughout my journey in education and working with children, I have come to understand the importance of accessibility learning and fostering cooperation among kids. These two aspects have been pivotal in shaping my teaching approach and I have a profound impact on my learning experience and the children I teach.

Accessibility learning refers to the practice of creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that accommodates the diverse needs and learning styles of every child. It is crucial to recognize that each child has unique strengths and challenges, and as an educator, it is my responsibility to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to thrive. Embracing accessibility learning means providing various learning materials, resources, and teaching methods that cater for different abilities and preferences. By doing so, I have witnessed tremendous growth in my students’ confidence and engagement with their education.

Fostering cooperation among kids has been a transformative aspect of my teaching journey by encouraging children to work together, share ideas, and support each other builds a sense of community within the classroom or learning environment. Cooperation instills important life skills such as communication, teamwork, and empathy, which extend beyond the classroom and into their future endeavors. It is heartwarming to witness how children learn to value each other’s contribution, and celebrate their collective achievements. Cooperation not only enhances the learning process, but also promotes a positive and harmonious atmosphere.

In my experience, I have discovered that accessibility learning and cooperation go hand in hand. By embracing inclusive practices, children feel valued and respected, which creates a safe space for them to collaborate with their peers. When students feel seen and heard, they are more likely to actively participate in group activities and share their thoughts and ideas openly. This collaborative spirit not only benefits their academic progress, but also nurtures their emotional and social development.

As an educator, I continuously seek to improve my approach to accessibility learning and cooperation with kids. I actively engage in professional development opportunities to learn about new strategies and methodologies that enhance inclusivity and teamwork. I regularly reflect on my interactions with children and seek feedback from colleagues to refine my teaching practices further.

Overall, my journey in understanding accessibility learning and cooperation with kids has been a humbling and fulfilling experience. By prioritizing inclusiveness and collaboration for accessibility in my module, different learning techniques will be a part of my course shell. As I continue on this path, I am excited to see the positive impact of these principles in the lives of the children I have the privilege to teach.

Audio link to my accessible learners using LUMI.

Accessibility and Inclusion Matters for All!!! How to Cope With Them & Support Others


My title The connection” describes my first experience using LUMI and how I challenged myself to easily navigate the platform. Using LUMI for the first time can be an exciting yet a challenging experience. I did feel a sense of anticipation and curiosity about its functionalities, but as I kept exploring and watching the tutorial videos, I encountered an organized interface, with different sections clearly labeled for easy navigation.


Figuring out how to attach video files, add comments and contents felt so great and so I labelled my experience The connection” because of its user-friendly design. This first step was challenging, but I took a lot of time to be familiar within the platform and I enjoyed it!

My LUMI video identifies the connection of students cooperative learning among themselves in the classroom setting. The steps I encountered while navigating and enjoying the learning platform connected me with a real classroom learning experience.

Students cooperative learning in the classroom promote collaboration, peer support, social-emotional development, an enhanced learning experience, increased motivation, and future opportunities. It sets the stage for a positive and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

By exchanging ideas and perspectives, students can learn from one another and develop essential skills such as communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Have fun learning!!! LUMI VIDEO – LEARNING CONNECTIONS