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Reaching All Learners

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Presented at MGH October 24, 2009

Presented at MGH October 24, 2009

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  • 1. Karen Janowski Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant Reaching All Learners
  • 2.  
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  • 5. Focus on at least one tool or strategy that you will use with your students
  • 6.  
  • 7. What are your struggles?
  • 8. What does it feel like to struggle with reading and writing?
  • 9. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/kyteacher/3578653239/in/pool-858082@N25
  • 10. Five minute discussion: 1. What tools and strategies are you currently using with your students that are successful? 2. How do you know they are successful?
  • 11.
    • Flow
    • (engagement?)
    • Defined by Mihály Csíkszentmihály
  • 12. The mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus , full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. WIkipedia
  • 13. Balance between ability level and challenge Wikipedia
  • 14. Lack of awareness of time, distorted sense of time (clock watcher?)
  • 15. A sense of personal control over the situation or activity.
  • 16. The activity is intrinsically rewarding , effortless http://www.flickr.com/photos/53539456@N00/437085000/
  • 17. When are you in the flow ?
  • 18. http://www.thinktogether.org/images/newpages/forweb/programpic4.jpg
  • 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonjazz/1793342687/
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  • 22.  
  • 23. So how do we get there? How do we help our students reach a state of flow? How do we equip and empower them?
  • 24. Guiding Principles
  • 25. Student First
  • 26. Joyful Learning
  • 27. One Size does not fit all
  • 28. TTWWADI Doesn’t cut it anymore http://shahuchhtrapatishikshan.com/smbmsm/classrooms.jpg
  • 29. Model life-long learning http://isc.blog.fairport.org/files/2009/07/teachers-300x227.jpg
  • 30. Mistake Tolerant vs. Mistake Intolerant
  • 31. Are your current methods Mistake Tolerant or Mistake Intolerant ? (POLL)
  • 32. Sound educational rationale For EVERY thing we do
  • 33. Remediation and Compensation
  • 34. Innovate Not TTWWADI http://www.biojobblog.com/uploads/image /innovation%282%29.jpg
  • 35. Stuck?
  • 36. Paralyzed? Learned helplessness? For teachers AND students
  • 37. “ A book that is shut is " A book that is shut is but a block." Thomas Fuller
  • 38. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • 39. Florida Center For Reading Research
  • 40. Toolbelt Theory
  • 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/colemama/3776316986/
  • 42. http://www.afslegal.com/images/frustrated.jpg
  • 43. There’s a tool for that
  • 44. http://www.lifeisunlimited.com/images/ADD.jpg
  • 45. There’s a tool for that
  • 46.  
  • 47. There’s a tool for that
  • 48.  
  • 49. There’s a tool for that
  • 50.  
  • 51. There’s a tool for that
  • 52. Richard Wanderman
  • 53. There’s a tool for that
  • 54. http://www.ncgs.org/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/images/548/handraised.jpg
  • 55. There’s a tool for that
  • 56.
    • Powerless  Empowered
    http://mediconeasystreet.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/ benefits_of_studying_by_savethemuzika1.jpg
  • 57. There’s a tool for that
  • 58. Word IDEAS
  • 59. UDL Tech Toolkit UDLTechToolkit.wikispaces.com
  • 60. ‘ We’re not reading and writing across and down the page anymore. We’re reading and writing in three dimensions – across, down and out, the out being hyperlinks.
  • 61. It’s a whole different kind of literacy; it's a whole different kind of writing; it’s a whole different kind of reading. It’s a type of literacy that can’t be done anywhere else but on the web. James Yap Director of instructional technology Ramapo Central School District, Hillburn, NY T.H.E Jounal, april 2009 p. 24
  • 62. It’s a different world for our students http://earth.google.com/images/index-earth_lg.jpg
  • 63. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/aegishjalmur/2288932018 /
  • 64. http://www.nobully.com/graphics/happy.jpg
  • 65. http:// www.flickr.com/photos/leefly/416980365 /
  • 66. Become an Architect for Change
  • 67. Ideas?
  • 68. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  • 69. Thank you! [email_address]
  • 70. Photo Credits
    • Arms reaching - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelvin_luffs/3457687245/
    • http://www.rainbowreaders.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/boy-struggling-reading.jpg
    • Distorted clock http://craziestgadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dali-clock-500x500.jpg
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sizumaru/781601603/in/pool-toteach/ (sleeping) http://www.flickr.com/photos/21468527@N07/2085259490/ (engaged) http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejeane/46988578/ (broken pencil)
    • Tool - http://www.flickr.com/photos/58534808@N00/323527111 /
    • http://earth911.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/single-brick.jpg brick
    • Lightbulb - http://www.dceb.ie/download/1/sLightbulb%20White.jpg