When was a time when your learning curve was off the charts? What learning experience consumed you? Your most powerful learning?
What were the essential elements of that learning experience (elements without which the experience would not have been as powerful)? What made it so incredible, all consuming, instructive?
Commonly cited elements. How many listed the same exact experience as being the one that was so powerful? (probably none) Variability – complex set of experiences, emotions, interests and feedback loops.
These transformative learning experiences -- how do we cultivate opportunities for students to experience them as well? What student behavior do we see when they are having transformative learning experiences?
This is what everyone’s thinking, right?
QED’s TLM – our road map to transformational learning in schools and other learning environments. – a working living document. The white areas represent a break in practice.
We see the whole child work as an essential element that effecitively influences a number of the other elements. For example, we will not attain racial and social justice without focusing on the whole child. The justice necessitates that students be healthy, safe, engaged, challenged and supported.
Healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – Relationships, well being, in mind, body, spirtit, and relationships
Just, equitable – does everyone have the same, or does everyone have what they need?
Intentionally involving in things that are meaningful – to the students and to the mission/goal of the school/learning community. Value.
Personalized, keyed into to the individual well being, and communicated through various channels. – Build on their strengths, affinities, and cultivating optimism in the face of adversity.
Intellectually, within the context of a safe environment – that goes beyond the silos of traditional subjects.
Neurodiversity – where we are, what’s going on all around us – emotion plays a huge role how people are feeling – memory informs perception
Global Education Conference 2012 TICAL Spring 2013 Whole Child Ecosystem: Questions that Innovate @JasonFlom Director of Learning Platforms
Your best learning curve ever? Image: ESHRA Hellas
Essential building blocks?Elements Image: Sotre NVY
Including, but not limited to . . . Engagement Interest Ownership Need Challenge Emotion Meaningful Novelty Vested Confidence Desire PassionShared Commitment Ah-ha moment
“A paradigm shift occurs when a question is askedinside the current paradigm that can only beanswered from outside of it.” Marilee Goldberg Image: Empower Magazine
What is the achievement gap? Image: Corbis Images
How do we close the achievementgap? Image: Corbis Images
Why does the achievement gappersist? Image: Corbis Images
What does learning look like when it ismeaningful to students? Image: Corbis Images
A powerful question . . . ) • stimulates reflective thinking. • challenges assumptions. • is thought-provoking. • generates energy and a vector to explore. • channels inquiry, promises insight. • is broad and enduring. • touches a deeper meaning. • evokes more questions. Eric Vogt, 1994 Image: IO9
More Powerful 1. Architecture Why How What Where Which When Who Closed yes/no questionsLess Powerful Source: Vogt
Are you feeling okay? Where does it hurt? How are you feeling in general? Why do you suppose you aren’t feeling well? Image: New Black Magazine Questions: Vogt, Brown, Isaacs
What can we do? Vs.What could we do? Image: New Black Magazine Questions: Vogt, Brown, Isaacs
Why is my coat unbuttoned? Vs.Where can we find spiritual peace? Image: New Black Magazine Questions: Vogt, Brown, Isaacs