A one size fits all education is a challenge to provide to students who arrive to college with a variety of cultural backgrounds, educational experiences, learning abilities, and interests. Yet there are ways to differentiate instruction to ensure all your learners are challenged, interested, and have diverse opportunities to meet your expectations. Differentiated instruction is not a single strategy, but rather an approach to instruction that incorporates a variety of strategies that inform your unique student demographic.
At GMC we employ a progressive model of education that is built upon a foundation of sustainability. As we challenge students to consider our sustainable future, new ideas of how to approach teaching may support our vision to enable reflective and competent graduates. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning can help you to apply tools from progressive pedagogy to your courses.
Blended learning can be described as the introduction of technology in the classroom, and involves some class time being spent in an online environment as well as the traditional face to face classroom. Technology is integrated in the blended classroom to augment the learning process and aims to make content accessible for a variety of learning styles.
Courses at Green Mountain College create opportunities for students to think critically about social and ecological sustainability. The Environmental Liberal Arts (ELA) general education curriculum includes goals regarding systems thinking, critical thinking and communication, environmental awareness, reflective self-awareness and responsibility, and liberal arts understanding.