Experiential learning… initiates deep and lasting connections with course material, supports student motivation for learning, heightens the impact of emotion on learning, and; promotes learning through critical reflection. It is with this motive of driving experiential learning at scale that Enparadigm recently launched CatalyX- a self-learning suite with experiential digital simulations covering the essential competencies. Sign up for the program and create your user account first. Think of it like a flight simulator for pilots. Experiential learning is the practice of learning through doing. This is my business board. The educators and students set learning objectives and choose experiences to meet those objectives. So, the leaders of the school asked me to visit classes that were doing experiential learning and to talk with staff at day’s end about it. It encourages the student to have first-hand experiences with the materials, rather than learning through someone else’s experiences in textbook or lecture. Experiential education -- learning by doing -- captures and retains a broader and more diverse audience, instills confidence and self-efficacy in our students, and leads to better learning outcomes. It’s also been found that we retain 75% of what we do compared to 5% of what we hear or 10% of what we read. According to David Kolb, a typical experiential learning cycle consists of four stages: action, reflection, conceptualization, and application. Yes, I’ve turned cake connoisseur and philosopher to crack experiential learning… Any excuse to eat cake! Engage!