Teaching & Learning

The Twelve Days of Christmas at Saint Leo University

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snowmanTwas the week before Christmas and all through the school, my team worked ourselves silly, leveraging every possible tool.  We integrated and built, streamed and trained, with visions of Lions SHARE dancing in our brains.  When what to our wondering eyes did appear, but transformed learning, ringing in the New Year.  And so as we break, and head out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all…don’t forget to check your phones during the break in case we need to support our faculty, students, and staff… :)

In less than 3 weeks, we’re going to debut a learning system that will astound and amaze because it actually helps people learn.  Here is a short parody explaining how we got there in less than 18 months time:

On the first day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the second day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 1200 faculty trainings and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the third day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the fourth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the fifth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the sixth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the seventh day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 4200 Whiteboard slides, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the eighth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 98% Lions SHARE helpdesk resolutions, 4200 Whiteboard slides, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the ninth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 3,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated design space, 98% Lions SHARE helpdesk resolutions, 4200 Whiteboard slides, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the tenth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 5000 course migrations, 3,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated design space, 98% Lions SHARE helpdesk resolutions, 4200 Whiteboard slides, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the eleventh day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 325 outcomes assessment links, 5000 course migrations, 3,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated design space, 98% Lions SHARE helpdesk resolutions, 4200 Whiteboard slides, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!

On the twelfth day of Christmas Saint Leo showed to me, 20,000 student / faculty transforming education, 325 outcomes assessment links, 5000 course migrations, 3,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated design space, 98% Lions SHARE helpdesk resolutions, 4200 Whiteboard slides, 9 Mulesoft integrations, THREE HUNDRED ARLE VOTES… 400 lowered course materials costs, 350 course redesigns, 1200 faculty trainings, and Lions SHARE which changes learning for me!  

Santa Claus I am not, but to all of the reindeer and elves who have made this happen, thank you!!! 

On Karen and Kim, on Colleen and Gina, on Greg and Steve, on Claudia and Jamie, on Brent and Abbie, on Darcy and Maridelys.  To all 55 of my reports, to the 40 Learning Innovation faculty, and to the mentors / leaders who are all chipping in…To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall, Lions SHARE and our work will create meaningful learning for all!

Good luck and good learning!  (And Merry Christmas…)

Dr. Jeff D Borden
Chief Innovation Officer
Saint Leo University

About Jeff Borden

My title at work is ‘Chief Innovation Officer.’ So I'm trying to transform teaching and learning at scale. How do I do that? Through my "life" jobs. Primarily, I'm a dad and husband. But I'm also a professor, writer, professional speaker, comedian, researcher, lifelong learner, musician, dog-owner, and even a ranked disc golfer... I've spoken to, trained, or consulted with hundreds of thousands of educators at all levels, in numerous countries, K-20, about how to teach and learn effectively in the 21st Century.

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