Building High Achieving Learners-ULearn10

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Building High Performance Learners - with David Anderson and Liz Stevenson

How can we make sure that our students and teachers are getting what they need in order to be high achievers? How can we do this with what we've got and still dream?

At the ULearn 2010 Conference, Christchurch, 100 educators from New Zealand, Australia, US and the UK took part in a one hour high energy think tank, building a collective knowledge base around achieving potential for all learners in schools. Using an expert jigsaw process meshed with powerful questions, this group of creative thinkers developed shared action processes for leading learning in schools.

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Building High Achieving Learners-ULearn10

  1. 1. Building <br />High <br />Achieving<br />Learners<br />David Anderson<br />Liz Stevenson<br />ULearn10<br />
  2. 2. Building <br />High <br />Performance <br />Learners:<br /><ul><li>“How can we make sure that our students and teachers are getting what they need in order to be high achievers?”
  3. 3. “How can we do this with what we’ve got and still dream?”</li></li></ul><li>“Knowledge and <br />confidence are crucial”<br />
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  5. 5. Learning intentions…<br /><ul><li>Depth the collective intelligence gathered here </li></ul> in Christchurch today<br /><ul><li>Affirm our current practice
  6. 6. Identify possible future pathways
  7. 7. Identify possible opportunities for growth
  8. 8. Identify key challenges
  9. 9. Identify possible future directions/actions</li></li></ul><li>Learning…<br /><ul><li>With each other
  10. 10. From each other
  11. 11. On behalf of each other</li></ul>NCSL<br /> UK<br />
  12. 12. Expert Jigsaw Strategy…<br />Form “home group”<br /><ul><li>It’s the difference in a group that makes it a powerful</li></ul> way to learn<br />Move into “expert teams”<br /><ul><li>Reflect
  13. 13. Brainstorm
  14. 14. Discuss
  15. 15. Agree</li></ul>Return to “home team”<br /><ul><li>Share new ideas from “expert team”
  16. 16. Synthesize information
  17. 17. Publish “home team” results-implications/actions
  18. 18. Act on implications/actions</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>What are we currently doing that we need to hang onto relentlessly in building high achieving learners?
  19. 19. What are we not doing that it is imperative that we start doing to build high achieving learners?
  20. 20. What are the current positive aspects/opportunities that we can take much further in building high achieving learners as a matter of urgency?
  21. 21. What are the challenges and blockages that we must tackle relentlessly in order to build high achieving learners?
  22. 22. What is it that you would “give your left arm” to see happening in learning spaces in December 2015 that would prove that we have built high achieving learners over the previous 5 years?</li></li></ul><li>Think about…<br /><ul><li>Alternative resourcing methods
  23. 23. Role of parent/community partnerships
  24. 24. The genuine role of universities
  25. 25. What learning spaces need to look like by 2015 to make them agile</li></ul>and high energy<br /><ul><li>Student responsibility for learning and assessment
  26. 26. Learning areas that are currently neglected/not considered</li></ul> or valued<br /><ul><li>The difference between high achievement and achieving potential
  27. 27. Personalizing learning
  28. 28. Really making learners role models and stakeholders of the future </li></li></ul><li>What are 5-10 key, explicit actions <br />that we need to take now, to ensure <br />that we are doing whatever it takes <br />to build high achieving learners in<br /> our schools?<br />handsed@ozemail.com.au<br />

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