Overview – greeting- agenda- hand out 8:45Discuss that the folders include handouts that we will refer to when needed. Sternberg Handout gives overview of the three thinking styles.Article How Many Ways are you Smart as a resourceChoice board is just to get an overview of things we will be sharing
Interest surveys are a great form of pre-assessment, particularly at the beginning of the school year. We will refer back to this class when we discuss flexible grouping and readiness in our second session.
Place a row of m+m’sinfront of you. It can be a long or short row, however you see fit.As we go around and introduce the team, be prepared to spend about 10 seconds finding a way to incorporate the number of m+m’sinfront of you into your life somehow. No cheating by changing the number of m+m’s? How does that number content to your life? Let us know as we go around and do some quick introductions. First I’ll start by introducing you to the team and letting them guess your learning style. BE SURE TO READ OFF THE GRADE LEVEL AND NAME ON EACH NAME CARD. Then show the card to team and determine if person is analytical, practical or creative.
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Academic Service Learning to Motivate Gifted Girls<br />
In Order To Reach Our Children We Must First Speak Their Language…<br />
Tell Tale Signs of Giftedness<br />*Capacity for Keen Observation<br />*Exceptional Ability to predict and forsee problems and trends<br />*Special problem-solving resources; extraordinary tolerance for ambiguity; fascination with dichotomous puzzles<br />*Preference for original thinking and original solutions<br />*Excitability, enthusiasm, expressiveness, and renewable energy<br />*Heightened sensitivity, intense emotion, and compassion<br />*Playful attitude and childlike sense of wonder throughout life<br />*Extra perceptivity, powerful intuition, persistent curiosity, potential for deep insight, early spiritual experiences<br />
*Ability to learn rapidly, concentrate for long periods of time, comprehend reality, and retain what is learned; development of more than one expertise<br />*Exceptional verbal ability; love of subtleties of written and spoken words, new information, theory, and discussion<br />*Tendency to set own standards and evaluate own efforts<br />*Unusual sense of humor, not always understood by others<br />*Experience of feeling inherently different or odd<br />*History of being misunderstood and undersupported<br />*Deep concern about universal issues and nature, and reverence for the interconnectedness of all things<br />
*Deep concern about universal issues and nature, and reverence for the interconnectedness of all things<br />*Powerful sense of justice and intolerance for unfairness<br />*Strong sense of independence and willingness to challenge authority<br />*Awareness of an inner force the “pulls” for meaning, fulfillment, and excellence<br />
Fist to Five<br />What is your background knowledge about academic service learning?<br />
Welcome!<br />What is academic service learning?<br />“…a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”<br />
A Way of Thinking<br />“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline.” <br />Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General, United Nations.<br />
One way to think about differentiation<br />Differentiation is classroom practice that looks eyeball to eyeball with the reality that kids differ, and the most effective teachers do whatever it takes to hook the whole range of kids on learning.<br />
Video Discussion Question:<br />What evidence was given for the benefit of service learning? How might this impact and benefit gifted girls?<br />
*National studies suggest that students in effective <br />service-learning programs:<br />*improve academic grades<br />*increase attendance in school<br />*develop personal and social responsibility<br />What are the benefits?<br />
Top 10 Benefits of Service-Learning<br />10. Increases critical thinking skills<br />9. Strengthens academic learning<br />8. Teaches problem-solving<br />7. Increases public speaking abilities<br />6. Increases research skills and analysis<br />5. Strengthens teamwork /leadership abilities<br />4. Connects learning with “real world”<br />3. Increases awareness societal issues<br />2. Broadens views of diversity issues<br />and<br />1. Answers student’s question:<br />“WHY DO I HAVE TO LEARN THIS?”<br />
NSLC resourceswww.servicelearning.org<br />Website<br />Site-wide search to find resources on your topic<br />Hot Topics, Fact Sheets & Quick Guides<br />Service-Learning Lesson Plans, Syllabi & Curricula<br />1600+ service-learning examples from LSA grantees<br />Service-learning links to related Web sites<br />Library<br />Books, journals, videos for LSA grantees<br />Online library catalog available to anyone for identifying service-learning publications<br />Research & reference service<br />Downloadable documents & bibliographies<br />
NSLC resourceswww.servicelearning.org<br />Library<br />Books, journals, videos for LSA grantees<br />Online library catalog available to anyone for identifying service-learning publications<br />Research & reference service<br />Downloadable documents & bibliographies<br />
Point to ponder……….<br />“The fact that students differ may be inconvenient, but it is inescapable. Adapting to that diversity is the inevitable price of productivity, high standards, and fairness to kids.” - Theodore Sizer<br />
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