MassCUE 2011 Motivating students to become self-directed learners

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If you want to learn more about understanding “how-to” motivate your students in their journey to becoming self-directed learners, this is for you.

* Learn what self-directed learning skills are.
* Understand what is critical you teach and how.
* Gain tips you can immediately implement into your classroom.

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MassCUE 2011 Motivating students to become self-directed learners

  1. 1. © Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org Meg Robbins Mary Wiseman Motivating students to become self-directed learners Wednesday October 26 Session 1: 10:15-11:00
  2. 2. As we get settled, please grab a pen and paper and do a pre-write to this prompt: <ul><li>Think about something you do --but you don ’ t really want to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>So why DO you do it? What gets you going? What makes you finish? </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org WELCOME !
  3. 3. Pair Share/Listening <ul><li>Turn to the person next to you (someone new?) </li></ul><ul><li>Decide who will talk first. </li></ul><ul><li>When the facilitators (that’s us) say “Start”, one of you shares with the other about what you wrote. </li></ul><ul><li>You have a minute to talk uninterrupted until we say, “Switch” so use your time well. </li></ul><ul><li>Only ONE person in you pair should be talking—the other just actively listens. No dialogue! </li></ul><ul><li>Share-out--What did you hear? </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  4. 4. Workshop Agenda <ul><li>What are Self-Directed Learning Skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Teach them? </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>On-line Resources/Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up Webinars </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  5. 5. Practice <ul><li>Think about a time… </li></ul><ul><li>You have said (to yourself or out loud); </li></ul><ul><li>“ Im not good at...” </li></ul><ul><li>When did you first learn that? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know it’s true? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pair Share </li></ul></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  6. 6. Motivation <ul><li>Think in Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Exit slips </li></ul><ul><li>Self-grading </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  7. 7. Thinking Skills <ul><li>Embed thinking skills across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Think aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Learning contract </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching partner </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Design for Learning (UDL) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>VARK </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  8. 8. Rubrics <ul><li>Student friendly </li></ul><ul><li>The limitations of exemplars </li></ul><ul><li>Student- created </li></ul><ul><li>Student-assessed </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  9. 9. Exit Slips <ul><li>One thing I “got” was… </li></ul><ul><li>I want to know more about… </li></ul><ul><li>One question I have is… </li></ul><ul><li>Oh—and one more thing… </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  10. 10. Webinars <ul><li>Connection Test date: Sat. Oct. 29 from 8-9am </li></ul><ul><li>Connection Test date: Tues. Nov. 1 from 5:30-6:15 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar 1: Tues. Nov. 1 from 6:30-7:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar 2: Wed. Nov 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  11. 11. Next Online Course <ul><li>January 2012 Watch your email </li></ul><ul><li>Check out: www.sdlskills.com </li></ul><ul><li>Th ank you! </li></ul>© Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org
  12. 12. © Copyright 2010 Collaborative for Educational Services | Collaborative.org MassCUE Motivating student to become self-directed learners Collaborative for Educational Services 97 Hawley Street Northampton, MA 01060 413.586.4900 413.586.0180 Fax Everyone is a learner

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