At the centerpiece of any sound learning environment is engagement. If learners have no investment or compelling reason to learn, whether externally or internally provided, then it’s difficult to help them succeed. Often, creating engaging learning environments requires innovative new approaches to teaching and learning; generational, societal, and cultural shifts require us to constantly re-examine instructional methods to ensure that our classrooms are not only engaging, but welcoming to our students. “Most Like to Succeed“, an independent documentary currently showing across Michigan explore what some of the more innovative learning spaces today look like for both teachers and students.

Ann Smart and Brad Wilson, instructional technology specialists for the Jackson Intermediate School District, led us through this conversation. You can find the questions and resources for the conversation here.

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