Dr. Leslie Owen Wilson's Homepage

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Site Contents:

email Leslie   

About Leslie

Consulting and presentations

Leslie's  vita with  presentation listings

Copyright Notifications 

Lots and Lots of Links

Check out Edutopia's Schools that work

Clips on teaching and learning

General Links to Many Areas of Professional Interest

A little inspiration - poems and stories

ASCD's The Lexicon of Learning - Makes understanding the jargon or education easy 

APA Citations

Citation machines - Great site that tells you how to create all kinds of citations

Graduate Exam Questions

Education 701: Philosophical Foundations

Education 721: Fundamentals of Curriculum 

Education 703: Theories of Learning

Education 783: The Reflective Teacher

Education 784: The Creative Teacher

ED 726: Models of teaching and learning

ED 790 - Brain-based Learning

Journal Articles On Line

New Horizons for Learning Electronic Journal - Vol. III, #5, March/April 1998

The eighth intelligence

Why teachers are drawn to using Multiple Intelligence Theory in the classroom  

Return to School of Education Faculty and Staff Pages

Youtube video clips





Leslie Owen Wilson 1997, 2005, 2007 restrictions on usage

Introduction & Topical Index


The second principle of magic. . . things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.                        Sir James Frazer

Site closing: This site has been active since 1997. It was originally set up to serve and support my students through course related links and original materials. However, it soon became clear that postings and resources were useful to others as well.  Usage has been readily granted to teaching professionals and students around the world free with a clear promise to pay it forward with a simple act of random kindness.  I'd like to say thank you to users honoring the intent of that requirement. This site will be slowly phased out in 2014. Those concepts proving most popular will be moved to a personal blog at the second principle. email Leslie 

General Introduction

Greetings and welcome to the homepage of Leslie Owen Wilson, Ed. D.  This site was initiated with a start-up grant from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and was established for use by my students with explicit purpose of increasing the use of technology resources as these relate to teaching and learning.  This particular site includes a wide variety of materials dealing with education and educational reform. Also, it includes materials that pertain to areas of curriculum development, creativity, theories of learning, and educational psychology.  While this site was designed specifically to support courses I teach or taught, materials can be used readily by others' students, practicing educators, academics, parents, and general browsers interested in educational topics.  The site includes a number of strands, plus there are numerous links to related materials within the site, and to other Internet sites with similar or extended materials.  Original materials appear as those copyrighted to Leslie Owen Wilson.  If you would like to use original material, I will be happy to grant you access under these conditions

This website has been up since 1997. As I indicated it was specifically designed for my students and to support my very diverse course load as  listed below. Even though I retired in January of 2009, I have continued to teach online for the School of Education at UWSP. After 12/12 and my fall course I will no longer be teaching for UWSP. The most commonly used materials from this site will be moved to a personal blog. I will place that web address on this site.

Currently, materials housed in this site pertain to these courses:  

Leslie's Course Offerings for 2012

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Information in this site specifically pertains to the following areas: 

  • Curriculum development - Original topical material related to: Curriculum definitions and terms; curriculum planning and development; hints for writing usable curriculum; general information and suggestions about curricular issues: and numerous sample lesson plans which use eight different models of teaching and learning.

PowerPoint explaining the many levels of integrated curriculum

  • Creativity - Topical materials in the following areas: Definitions; books; creative problem solving techniques; teaching and working creatively; inspirational material; information on fostering creativity, and much more. 

  • Models of teaching and learning - A graduate level e-course on teaching models and their uses in the instructional process -- a course stressing the development of an online learning community. While much of the course content is open to outside browsers, certain segments, forms, and details are closed and secured for enrolled students use only and to UWSP browsers. The course uses D2L for online management.

  • Newer views of learning - Many diverse topics related to: How students learn and think; effective teaching strategies; learning and its relationship to personality theory; brain-based learning and metacognition; plus information on newer views of intelligence. especially Multiple Intelligence Theory.

Faculty Development Program:

ICOP (Intercampus Communities of Practice)

The Intercampus Community of Practice (ICoP) grant targets support for the uses of newer technologies, especially as these technologies have the potential to increase the quality of interpersonal communications and understandings between, but not limited to, faculty-to-student, and/or student-to-student interactions.  

This initiative was conceived as a pilot program running for one year and is funded by the Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC) of University of Wisconsin Systems. The grant activities bring together faculty members and campus LTDC personnel from six UW campuses Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Stevens Point, Superior, and Whitewater. Activities focus on understanding and learning more about the intersections between the learning differences and needs of Millennial students, Backward Course Design, and new forms of communication technology like blogs, wikis, D2L, podcasting, and virtual office hours. Twenty seven faculty members have devised proposals whereby they will develop, or revise courses to add newer forms of communication through technology.

FACETS (Faculty Alliance for Creating and Expanding Teaching Strategies)

This was a multi-year program which concluded in June of 2006. It was faculty development initiative supported by a Congressional Award from Congressman Dave Obey which concentrated on teaching excellence at the university level. It is a partnership with faculty from UW-Marathon Center. The FACETS team was multidisciplinary and included myself and partners Susan Gingrasso, Marty Loy, and Craig Wendorf. The program affected faculty from UW-Marathon Center, and UW-Stevens Point. There is a journal online, Views from the bridge, in which participants discuss changes they made in their teaching.   


 Lots of good stuff links

Best picks 

Books on Creativity

Creativity Index

Models of Teaching and Learning 

Professional  Links

Books on Brain-based Education

Caring for the  Muse Index 

Philosophical Foundations of Ed Index

Webquests Books on Multiple Intelligences Curriculum Index  

A Little Inspiration

Inspirational Books on Caring for Your Muse

Newer Views of  Learning Index

ED Psych Index

E-mail to Leslie

copyright Leslie Owen Wilson, 1997, 2001, 2003. 2005 , 2007