Ability to use technology as a communication and collaboration tool
Clarifying Learning Goals What are we trying to teach and why? Is what we are teaching now, aligned with what is needed for successful living in the 21 st century. What is the core curriculum? What is the best way to find out what children have learned?
Key Assumptions What are some key assumptions about how students need to learn that are stressed at your school? Finish this statement….Students learn best when… How People Learn http://sxnuss.people.wm.edu/fish.swf
~ Through engaging student’s preconceptions (schema) ~ By using differentiated strategies that embrace multiple intelligences (convergent and divergent thinkers) and ~ Helping students to know their own processing styles and take responsibility for their own learning through meta-cognition (thinking about thinking) ~ In environments that encourage risk taking and collaboration ~ From total immersion and engagement with content and facts—(Helping students learn through deep understanding) ~ In activities that allow for student choice How the 21 st Century Learner Learns Best…
Are We Preparing Our Students to Adapt to New Situations? Adaptive experts combine: Efficiency & Innovation Adapt Innovate Together