“We need to see how technology blends – and how technology lends – to deep learning.” – Meenakshi Uberoi, India
When we first spoke with Meenakshi Uberoi in January, she shared with us her unique career path. Uberoi, who started as a dietician, is now a Curriculum Developer and Workshop Leader with The Pedagogics, where she coaches, teaches, equips and assists teachers in creating innovative, challenging and enriching teaching and learning.
So I was pleased to be able to talk with Uberoi again while we were both at the Global Forum in Dubai this past February. Uberoi, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, presented her concept of Deep Learning at the Forum. Deep learning, according to Uberoi, “…involves a critical analysis of ideas, linking them to already known concepts, principles and experiences which leads to personal understanding and long-term retention.”
After having first taught in a traditional classroom, Uberoi shifted to her student-centered, deep-learning approach, and noticed the difference almost immediately. “The whole process changed,” she says. “Their faces lit up. They were so enthusiastic about coming to the class.”
As with so many MIEs, Uberoi is passionate about not only sharing her experiences, but learning from schools around the globe, as illustrated by her One Note, One World project, which illustrates a day in the life of a student in schools around the globe – from Italy to Nigeria.
She’s eager to share her new project, Differentiation My Way, which strives to capture best practices from innovative teachers all over the world. She just announced the project, so we’ll be sure to share more details – and results — once it’s complete.
Here’s today’s Daily Edventure with Meenakshi Uberoi. Enjoy!
About Meenakshi Uberoi
Curriculum Developer, Workshop Leader and Columnist
- Blog URL: https://meenakshiuberoi.wordpress.com/, https://learnoholics.wordpress.com/
- Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
- Educational background: Post-graduate in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Website I check every day: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- Favorite childhood memory: When I won an essay writing competition in grade 10, organized by Helpage India, an NGO.
- Favorite book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: OneNote and PowerPoint with Office Mix
- What is the best advice you have ever received? “Never let logistics come in the way of learning.”