Lg11 something’s not quite right (2)f

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League for Innovation San Diego Calif. conference presentation 28 February-2 March, 2011

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Lg11 something’s not quite right (2)f

  1. 1. Something’s not quite right<br />1<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  2. 2. Something’s not quite right<br /> Effective communication<br />Has no curricular limitations Facilitates understanding<br /> Excites interest <br />2<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  3. 3. Something’s not quite right<br />Six simple routes to effectiveness:<br /> Sounding out & reading aloud<br /> Attaining word awareness<br /> Searching for le mot juste<br /> Cutting away the fuzz<br /> Defining the audience <br /> Achieving simplicity<br />3<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  4. 4. Something’s not quite right<br />Righting it #1: Sounding out & reading aloud<br /> - evidence that this might be a good idea<br /> - what it entails mentally & communicatively<br /> - ways to promote & do it<br /> - results <br />4<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  5. 5. Something’s not quite right…<br /> Sounding out & reading aloud: Why a good idea<br />- newspapers & mags<br /> - radio & television<br /> - new media <br />5<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  6. 6. Something’s not quite right <br /> Sounding out & reading aloud: what it entails<br />mentally<br />communicatively<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Something’s not quite right<br />Sounding out, reading aloud: Promoting, doing it <br /> -- ask questions<br /> -- discuss<br /> -- engage <br />7<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  8. 8. Something’s not quite right<br /> Sounding out & reading aloud: Results<br />Improved word awareness<br /> Fluency & competence<br /> Confidence <br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Something’s not quite right<br />Righting it #2: Attaining etymological awareness<br /> -- evidence that it’s important<br /> -- ways to promote & do it<br /> -- results<br />9<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  10. 10. Something’s not quite right…<br />Righting it #3: Finding le mot juste<br /> -- evidence that it’s a good idea<br /> -- ways to promote & do it<br /> -- results <br />10<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  11. 11. Something’s not quite right <br />Righting it #4: Cutting away the fuzz<br />Evidence that it’s a good idea<br /> Listen & read around you<br /> Listen to yourself<br />Ways to promote & do it <br /> Be attentive <br /> Collaborate<br />Results<br />11<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  12. 12. Something’s not quite right<br />Righting it #5: Defining the audience<br /> -- evidence that it’s a good idea<br /> -- legalese, professional talk<br /> -- do you feel left out? <br /> -- ways to promote & do it<br /> -- test on a friend or on hoi polloi<br /> -- read broadly & listen<br /> -- results: mutual understanding <br />12<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  13. 13. Something’s not quite right…<br />Defining the audience: Evidence, promotion, result!<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Something’s not quite right<br />Righting it #6: Going for the KISS<br /> -- evidence that it’s a good idea<br /> - frustration? Giving up? Dropping out?<br /> - The Magical Number 7, plus or minus 2 <br /> -- ways to promote & do it<br />- modeling<br /> - interacting<br /> -- results: Listening! Learning! <br />14<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  15. 15. Something’s not quite right?<br /> How to know when it’s right:<br />“Congruent cognitions” are apparent<br /> Distinctions & prejudices dissolve<br /> Encoder & decoder share a code<br /> Clarity counts & enlightenment is!<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />15<br />

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