Strategies embedded in content AND text-based collaborative learning
The 21st Century Adult Learner:what matters most in writing, communicating and vocabulary Burnaby District Day Feb. 25th, 2011 Faye Brownlie www.slideshare.net
21st Century Learning Skills Critical thinking Collaboration Problem solving Rotherham & Willingham, 2009
Frameworks It’s All about Thinking – Brownlie & Schnellert, 2009
Universal Design for Learning Multiple means: -to tap into background knowledge, to activate prior knowledge, to increase engagement and motivation -to acquire the information and knowledge to process new ideas and information -to express what they know. Rose & Meyer, 2002
Backwards Design What important ideas and enduring understandings do you want the students to know? What thinking strategies will students need to demonstrate these understandings? McTighe & Wiggins, 2001
The Gradual Release Model Model Guided practice Independent practice Independent application Pearson & Gallagher (1983)
A Writing Strategy 1 minute story telling 30 second response 1 minute story telling 30 second response 3 minute write Choose powerful line or phrase Whip around Criteria
Connecting/Processing Strategy:What’s In, What’s Out?(Reading 44, adapted by Paul Paling) stomach squeezing abdomen hungry saliva ulcer bolus tongue gastric juices mucus pepsin carbohydrates muscles mechanical
Communicating Mathematically Sit back to back with a partner Partner A observes the diagram and describes it to partner B Partner B draws what he hears Partner A describing Reflect: what worked in the partnership? What didn’t? How can it be improved?
References Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses – Brownlie (2005). Portage and Main Press. Student Diversity, 2nded(2006) – Brownlie and Schnellert. Pembroke Publishers It’s All about Thinking – Humanities, Social Studies and English (2009) – Brownlie and Schnellert. Portage and Main Press. Assessment Instruction of ESL Learners – Brownlie, Feniak, McCarthy. Portage and Main Press.