Professional Development Training – Presented by Bethany Marcusson 3/25/2013
Learning Outcomes are based upon the objectives and desired achievements for the workshop participants. It is the goal that these outcomes will be achievable as work place outcomes as transferrable into the classroom.
What is the Difference? Teacher Centered vs. Student Centered Learning Environments. Trainer Notes: There are two visuals that give a clear picture of teacher centered vs. student centered learning. Teacher Centered learning focus on the “teacher” relaying information to the students. Teacher centered learning does not expand into various learning styles or engage student’s active participation. Student centered learning focuses on the student in the center of active participation utilizing a variety of learning styles and activities.
Definition of teacher centered versus student centered learning environment notated from Teaching in Higher Education.Trainer Notes: Guide participants to contrast the difference between a teacher centered versus a student centered learning environment. Focus on the contrast of teaching method/delivery: lecture vs. independent “authentic problem solving” approach.
Trainer notes:Pose the open ended question “How do you incorporate technology in your classroom” – facilitate brief dialog and link to real-life classroom examples or pose a hypothetical question for self assessment.
Trainer Notes: Provide examples of the listed student centered approaches that infuse technology into the classroom. (Virtual Peer Interaction)Guide participants to visualize their individual classrooms with the learner as the main focus/center. Technology can be integrated into daily activities and learning opportunities, naturally and with meaningful context. (peer assessment, wikis, chat, Facebook, blog, discussion boards.) (Quarterly Review of Distance Education)
Trainer Notes:Utilize this visual to facilitate brief discussionand/or provide examples of technology integration with a student centered approach.
Incorporated from: NETS – Journal of Adolescent and Adult LiteracyTrainer Notes: The National Educational Technology Standards set a foundation for teachers. Guide participants in focusing on the “Student Centered Learning” approaches provided throughout NETS. (Creativity, Equitable Technology Access) Encourage making connections to one’s individual classroom setting and content. Present an open ended question: “How can I apply these standards in a realistic manner with my students?”
Trainer Notes: Listed are key elements that may be effecting the teacher’s within our setting: funding, troubleshooting, and accessibility for students andfamilies. The key is to encourage the workshop participants to believe in the concept of technology integration and student centered learning, not to beDiscouraged by challenges. As the trainer/facilitator: be open to other questions, concerns, and solutions.
Information gathered from: Tech Trends Trainer Notes: Because of recent reports with deficiency of copyright application in the classroom setting and content; focus on importance of rememberingto recognize and incorporate copyright and fair use guidelines.
Trainer Notes: Encourage workshop participants to realize they are the key to the integration of technology and student centered learning!
Biography Citation – resources used for context and content delivery. Clip art/images are cited per slide.
Keys to student centered learning final
KEYS to Student Centered Learning! Professional Development Training Presented by: Bethany Marcusson March 25, 2013
Learning Outcomes:• 1.Identify methods for using technology to create a student centered learning environment.• 2. Brainstorm creative methods to incorporate the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) into a student centered classroom setting.• 3. Identify solutions for challenges facing technology integration in the classroom.• 4. Define the copyright and fair use guidelines as they connect to educational usage.• . finntrack.co.uk
What is the Difference???Teacher Centered Student Centered ms-suyblogspot.com jrlanes.wordpress.com
Teacher Centered VS: Student CenteredTeacher centered learning environments can include:• Lecture style• Teacher deciding on instructional goals• Students follow specific guidelines• Exam given mostly follow multiple choice style formatStudent centered learning environments can include:• Students responsible for their own learning• Independent work• Incorporate personal questions• Solve authentic problems• Differentiated learning environment Learning chronicle.comElen, J. (2007). Student-centred and teacher-centred learning environments: whatstudents think. Teaching In Higher Education, 12(1), 105-117.
Student Centered: Links to TechnologyHow do you incorporate technology in your classroom? Nisce.org
Using Technology to Enhance Student LearningAchieve meaningful learning by incorporating virtual peerinteraction: Chat, Facebook, Blog, Discussion Boards… • Peer Assessment: Collaborate together on criteria and guide in self assessment. • Wikis: Web pages created in where groups can edit content together. Bwpat.de Revere, L., & Kovach, J. V. (2011). ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENGAGED LEARNING: A meaningful synthesis for educators. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 12(2), 113-124,149- 150. Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/920291723?accountid=35812
Integrating Technology into aStudent Centered Environment msnettles.blogspot.com
NETS are designed to guide educators in providing a natural integration oftechnology. There are various examples of Student Centered Learningapproaches intertwined throughout the support of technology integration.1. “Inspire Creativity”Facilitate real life experiences andauthentic problems using digitalmedia. (Virtual Field Trip: Egyptian Pyramids)2. “Provide Equitable Access to Resources”Establish guidelines, routines, andpartnerships in the classroom environment toensure everyone has opportunities to exploreand utilize technological resources.(Tech schedule, Learning Teams...) www.iste.org TE partnership publishes national educational technology standards. (1999). Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 42(6), 478-478. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/216940756?accountid=35812
Solutions for: Potential Problems Technology IntegrationFunding?Grant opportunitiesTechnology Project - PTA munnjm.wordpress.comTroubleshooting?Professional Development Opportunities – Technology TrainingAccessibility of computer access for students and families?After school computer labPublic Library Access
Curriculum Connection: • Reminder: Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines 1 –Copyright guidelines apply to teachers and should be shared and taught to students. 2 – All Intellectual properties are available to copyright guidelines.Focus as educatorsto recognize and applyguidelines. www.differentminds.orgNapper, V. S. (2003). Ethical issues in copyright compliance and fair use guidelines in teacher education.TechTrends, 47(6), 5-8. Retrieved fromhttp://search.proquest.com/docview/223129690?accountid=35812
You are the KEY! Teachers + Technology +Student Centered Approaches = Active Learning!
Biography Citation:• Elen, J. (2007). Student-centred and teacher-centred learning environments: what students think. Teaching In Higher Education, 12(1), 105-117.• Revere, L., & Kovach, J. V. (2011). ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENGAGED LEARNING: A meaningful synthesis for educators. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 12(2), 113-124,149-150. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/920291723?accountid=35812• TE partnership publishes national educational technology standards. (1999). Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 42(6), 478-478. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/216940756?accountid=35812• Napper, V. S. (2003). Ethical issues in copyright compliance and fair use guidelines in teacher education. TechTrends, 47(6), 5-8. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/223129690?accountid=35812