||This symposium will provide a series of invited and contributed talks/lectures, combined with a workshop and discussion forum on educational strategies for teachers, aiming to employ glass and ceramic materials science examples towards Total Experience Learning (TEL). Contributors will address a diverse range of topics related to key aspects of teaching, training and workforce development that are defining skill sets for next generation employees. While using a model developed for domestic (US-based) K-12 academic use, the suitability of the strategy towards global educational systems and its suitability in addressing local employer needs, will be discussed. Specific examples related to Glass Science (in honor of the 2022 International Year of Glass (IYOG)) will be discussed.
Topics of interest will include the Total Experience Learning instructional and learning model. Designed to reignite and reenergize curriculum while supporting effective instruction and positively impacting student growth, Total Experience Learning creates a personal learning experience that allows educators to engage in meaningful activities and collaborate with peers to co-construct knowledge. As a result, educators reflect on their learning to effectively create professional goals that transfer into their instructional practice.
Novel developments in Total Experience Learning include the following topics:
* classroom culture based in the Total Experience Learning philosophy
* project management and industry tools in K-12 education
* teacher training strategies with administrative buy in
* in-class activities and the use of experimental ‘kits’
* student outcomes and assessment
* alignment of Total Experience Learning with state-required curriculum and testing requirements
* application of Total Experience Learning across disciplines and grade levels
* training of students and workforce development in glass/ceramics as a pathway towards career options
* reciprocal mentoring in a Total Experience Learning environment