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Shifting Learning:
What did You Learn at School Today?
Nothin’

http://2di.me/SortOfDunno

By David Truss @datruss
http://...
Shifting Learning:
What did You Learn at School Today?
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
How do you want students to respond to…
Shifting Learning:
What did You Learn at School Today?

Should their answers come ...
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What do you want your students to say?
- Wha...
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What do you want your students to say?

(Sha...
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What do you want your students to say?
Based on: Challenging the Status Quo: http://2di.me/ChallengeSQ
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What questions can you ask?
- What is import...
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What questions can you ask?
- What is import...
About me and School District 43:
Vice Principal of Coquitlam Open
Learning - servicing online and blended
courses to about...
About me andme and District 43:
About School SD43:
Lead Administrator for Inquiry Hub Secondary
School which provides stud...
So what does iHub look like?
• Topical workshops instead of daily classes
So what does iHub look like?
• Use of extensive online learning resources
So what does iHub look like?
• Flexible assessment which allows for
a variety of ways to represent learning
So what does iHub look like?
• Small school, learning commons environment
So what does iHub look like?
• Dedicated Inquiry Time!
But my school doesn’t look like that!
But my school doesn’t look like that!

What can I do in my classroom?
What do we want to create?
An inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging
learning environment that incorporates these
asp...
When students get to choose their own topics, with
guidance and support from their teachers, peers and
community members, ...
When students get to choose their own topics, with
guidance and support from their teachers, peers and
community members, ...
Empower students to have choice…
What (and sometimes when) do the learn?
How will they be assessed?
Neon Mic by
fensterbme...
Empower students to have choice…
What (and sometimes when) do the learn?
How will they be assessed?
Neon Mic by
fensterbme...
An important skill to learn is how to
‘write to a specific audience’,
and there is no better way to promote this than to
g...
An important skill to learn is how to
‘write to a specific audience’,
and there is no better way to promote this than to
g...
Collaboration is a learned skill that is essential
in today’s world. Have students
collaborate on projects that matter,
in...
Collaboration is a learned skill that is essential
in today’s world. Have students
collaborate on projects that matter,
in...
Provided students with many opportunities to be
designers, stewards and teachers.
Every student has the potential to lead!...
Provided students with many opportunities to be
designers, stewards and teachers.
Every student has the potential to lead!...
Play promotes discovery and invites the idea that we
can have fun learning, even from our mistakes.
Ingenuity and creativi...
Play promotes discovery and invites the idea that we
can have fun learning, even from our mistakes.
Ingenuity and creativi...
A key principle in the new learning theory,
Connectivism, considers networks to be a central
metaphor for learning. Expose...
A key principle in the new learning theory,
Connectivism, considers networks to be a central
metaphor for learning. Expose...
Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning…

Student driven
Students are provided an opportunity
explore and question on their ...
Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning…

Student driven
Students are provided an opportunity
explore and question on their ...
Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning…

Student driven
Students are provided an opportunity
explore and question on their ...
“Inquiry is not about the
pursuit of the perfect
question or the next exciting
project. It is about being
open to new lear...
What are our students doing?

http://2di.me/ihubgarden
What are our students doing?
Current inquiries include:
• Designing 3D models to scale
• Improving writing in different ge...
What are our students doing?
Current inquiries include:
• Designing 3D models to scale
• Improving writing in different ge...
What are our students doing?
Current inquiries include:
• Designing 3D models to scale
• Improving writing in different ge...
And some of them will fail…
And some of them will fail…
(Or at least I hope so!)
And some of them will fail…
(Or at least I hope so!)

Because if none of them did…

Then we didn’t push them hard enough!
By David Truss

http://2di.me/fail2learn
“To teach is to model
and demonstrate,
to learn is to
practice and reflect.”
Stephen Downes

‘Push-ups’ by Ann Truss
http://2di.me/inquirypoints
(Students learning about learning.)
“We have been defining learning according to
what is to be learned… while what learners in fact
want is not to learn per s...
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What do you want your students to say?

(Sha...
How do you want students to respond to…
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What do you want your students to say?
Extending the learning
beyond the classroom…

How can you inform parents and get
them to support what you do?
Can parents ask better questions than…
What did You Learn at School Today?
If they ONLY ask:

Do you want your answer from...
Can parents ask better questions than…
What did You Learn at School Today?
If they ONLY ask:
What mark did you get on your...
Can parents ask better questions than…
What did You Learn at School Today?
If they ONLY ask:
What mark did you get on your...
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What questions can you ask?
- What is important to you?
(What do you value?)
- What ...
What did You Learn at School Today?
- What questions can you ask?
- What is important to you?
(What do you value?)
- What ...
What do students ‘do’ at school?
Learn how to learn?
What was your biggest challenge today?
Show compassion?
Who did you h...
What do students ‘do’ at school?
Learn how to learn?
What was your biggest challenge today?
Show compassion?
Who did you h...
What do students ‘do’ at school?
Learn how to learn?
What was your biggest challenge today?
Show compassion?
Who did you h...
What do students ‘do’ at school?
Learn how to learn?
What was your biggest challenge today?
Show compassion?
Who did you h...
What did You Learn at School Today?
Nothin’

http://2di.me/SortOfDunno

Shifting Learning:
What kind of answers do you wan...
Shifting Learning:
What did You Learn at School Today?

By David Truss @datruss
http://DavidTruss.com http://2di.me/2dimes
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What Did You Learn At School Today? We hear a lot these days about project based learning, inquiry based learning, etc… What does that mean? What does it look like when schools shift away from “drill and kill” learning towards big ideas, questions, and “no right answer” kind of learning? And what kind of questions can ‘we’ ask to support students in their learning?
- Presented online for the 2013 Reform Symposium Conference on October 11th, 2013
See the presentation video here: http://2di.me/rsconpost

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  1. 1. Shifting Learning: What did You Learn at School Today? Nothin’ http://2di.me/SortOfDunno By David Truss @datruss http://DavidTruss.com http://2di.me/2dimes
  2. 2. Shifting Learning: What did You Learn at School Today?
  3. 3. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today?
  4. 4. How do you want students to respond to… Shifting Learning: What did You Learn at School Today? Should their answers come from here?
  5. 5. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What do you want your students to say? - What do you want your students to say?
  6. 6. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What do you want your students to say? (Share your thoughts)
  7. 7. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What do you want your students to say?
  8. 8. Based on: Challenging the Status Quo: http://2di.me/ChallengeSQ
  9. 9. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What questions can you ask? - What is important to you? (What do you value?) - What do you want students to share?
  10. 10. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What questions can you ask? - What is important to you? (What do you value?) - What do you want students to share? (We’ll get back to these questions)
  11. 11. About me and School District 43: Vice Principal of Coquitlam Open Learning - servicing online and blended courses to about 4,000 school aged and adult students. http://online.sd43.bc.ca
  12. 12. About me andme and District 43: About School SD43: Lead Administrator for Inquiry Hub Secondary School which provides students with: • Blended instruction • Reduced timetable structure • A student-driven inquiry approach to learning http://inquiryhub.org
  13. 13. So what does iHub look like? • Topical workshops instead of daily classes
  14. 14. So what does iHub look like? • Use of extensive online learning resources
  15. 15. So what does iHub look like? • Flexible assessment which allows for a variety of ways to represent learning
  16. 16. So what does iHub look like? • Small school, learning commons environment
  17. 17. So what does iHub look like? • Dedicated Inquiry Time!
  18. 18. But my school doesn’t look like that!
  19. 19. But my school doesn’t look like that! What can I do in my classroom?
  20. 20. What do we want to create? An inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment that incorporates these aspects: 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom http://2di.me/7trans4m
  21. 21. When students get to choose their own topics, with guidance and support from their teachers, peers and community members, these learners will produce thoughtful, rich and compelling answers. http://2di.me/1inquire
  22. 22. When students get to choose their own topics, with guidance and support from their teachers, peers and community members, these learners will produce thoughtful, rich and compelling answers. http://2di.me/1inquire Which of these resources will you use to help you develop some inquiry based projects?
  23. 23. Empower students to have choice… What (and sometimes when) do the learn? How will they be assessed? Neon Mic by fensterbme http://2di.me/2voice
  24. 24. Empower students to have choice… What (and sometimes when) do the learn? How will they be assessed? Neon Mic by fensterbme http://2di.me/2voice Do my students own their own: (Learning) • learning process • learning environment • learning products • learning assessment
  25. 25. An important skill to learn is how to ‘write to a specific audience’, and there is no better way to promote this than to give learners a legitimate audience for their work. http://2di.me/3audience
  26. 26. An important skill to learn is how to ‘write to a specific audience’, and there is no better way to promote this than to give learners a legitimate audience for their work. http://2di.me/3audience What can you do to increase the audience of your students’ work beyond the class or just you, their teacher?
  27. 27. Collaboration is a learned skill that is essential in today’s world. Have students collaborate on projects that matter, in many different communities. http://2di.me/4collaboration
  28. 28. Collaboration is a learned skill that is essential in today’s world. Have students collaborate on projects that matter, in many different communities. http://2di.me/4collaboration Who do you know in your community (or your online network) that can share their expertise with your students?
  29. 29. Provided students with many opportunities to be designers, stewards and teachers. Every student has the potential to lead! http://2di.me/5leadership
  30. 30. Provided students with many opportunities to be designers, stewards and teachers. Every student has the potential to lead! http://2di.me/5leadership How can you create more authentic leadership opportunities for your students in your class?
  31. 31. Play promotes discovery and invites the idea that we can have fun learning, even from our mistakes. Ingenuity and creativity are both sparked from an environment that incorporates play into learning. http://2di.me/6gamesengage
  32. 32. Play promotes discovery and invites the idea that we can have fun learning, even from our mistakes. Ingenuity and creativity are both sparked from an environment that incorporates play into learning. http://2di.me/6gamesengage How can you embed ‘Game Design’ into your lessons?
  33. 33. A key principle in the new learning theory, Connectivism, considers networks to be a central metaphor for learning. Expose students to a multitude of learning networks. http://2di.me/7networks
  34. 34. A key principle in the new learning theory, Connectivism, considers networks to be a central metaphor for learning. Expose students to a multitude of learning networks. http://2di.me/7networks What tools can you use to connect students to learning that’s happening in other physical and digital learning spaces?
  35. 35. Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning… Student driven Students are provided an opportunity explore and question on their own (and also with the facilitation of a teacher). Creating good questions and coming up with thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  36. 36. Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning… Student driven Students are provided an opportunity explore and question on their own (and also with the facilitation of a teacher). Creating good questions and coming up with thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  37. 37. Inquiry learning is ‘active’ learning… Student driven Students are provided an opportunity explore and question on their own (and also with the facilitation of a teacher). Creating good questions and coming up with thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  38. 38. “Inquiry is not about the pursuit of the perfect question or the next exciting project. It is about being open to new learning and taking informed action.” http://2di.me/HalbertKaser Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser Inquiring learning environments: New mindsets required, April 2012
  39. 39. What are our students doing? http://2di.me/ihubgarden
  40. 40. What are our students doing? Current inquiries include: • Designing 3D models to scale • Improving writing in different genres • Developing a commercial glass recycling program • Inventing a vortex water fountain • Studying game theory and human behavior • Creating a mural with community influence • Building a mirokernel (coding) • Constructing aquaponic and hydroponic gardens • Promoting healthy eating
  41. 41. What are our students doing? Current inquiries include: • Designing 3D models to scale • Improving writing in different genres • Developing a commercial glass recycling program • Inventing a vortex water fountain • Studying game theory and human behavior • Creating a mural with community influence • Building a mirokernel (coding) • Constructing aquaponic and hydroponic gardens • Promoting healthy eating
  42. 42. What are our students doing? Current inquiries include: • Designing 3D models to scale • Improving writing in different genres • Developing a commercial glass recycling program • Inventing a vortex water fountain • Studying game theory and human behavior • Constructing a mural with community influence • Building a mirokernel (coding) • Creating aquaponic and hydroponic gardens • Promoting healthy eating
  43. 43. And some of them will fail…
  44. 44. And some of them will fail… (Or at least I hope so!)
  45. 45. And some of them will fail… (Or at least I hope so!) Because if none of them did… Then we didn’t push them hard enough!
  46. 46. By David Truss http://2di.me/fail2learn
  47. 47. “To teach is to model and demonstrate, to learn is to practice and reflect.” Stephen Downes ‘Push-ups’ by Ann Truss
  48. 48. http://2di.me/inquirypoints
  49. 49. (Students learning about learning.)
  50. 50. “We have been defining learning according to what is to be learned… while what learners in fact want is not to learn per se but rather to do.” Stephen Downes ‘Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA 11 of 12’ by mikebaird on flickr
  51. 51. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What do you want your students to say? (Share your thoughts)
  52. 52. How do you want students to respond to… What did You Learn at School Today? - What do you want your students to say?
  53. 53. Extending the learning beyond the classroom… How can you inform parents and get them to support what you do?
  54. 54. Can parents ask better questions than… What did You Learn at School Today? If they ONLY ask: Do you want your answer from here?
  55. 55. Can parents ask better questions than… What did You Learn at School Today? If they ONLY ask: What mark did you get on your test? -orHow much homework do you have? -orDo you want your answer from here? How did your team do in today’s game?
  56. 56. Can parents ask better questions than… What did You Learn at School Today? If they ONLY ask: What mark did you get on your test? -orHow much homework do you have? -orDo you want your answer from here? How did your team do in today’s game? What are they telling their child is important?
  57. 57. What did You Learn at School Today? - What questions can you ask? - What is important to you? (What do you value?) - What do you want students to share?
  58. 58. What did You Learn at School Today? - What questions can you ask? - What is important to you? (What do you value?) - What do you want students to share? What do your students ‘do’ at school?
  59. 59. What do students ‘do’ at school? Learn how to learn? What was your biggest challenge today? Show compassion? Who did you help today? Enjoy learning? What was your favourite part of the day? What questions did you ask today?
  60. 60. What do students ‘do’ at school? Learn how to learn? What was your biggest challenge today? Show compassion? Who did you help today? Enjoy learning? What was your favourite part of the day? What questions did you ask today?
  61. 61. What do students ‘do’ at school? Learn how to learn? What was your biggest challenge today? Show compassion? Who did you help today? http://2di.me/whodidyouhelp Enjoy learning? What was your favourite part of the day? What questions did you ask today?
  62. 62. What do students ‘do’ at school? Learn how to learn? What was your biggest challenge today? Show compassion? Who did you help today? http://2di.me/whodidyouhelp Enjoy learning? What was your favourite part of the day? What questions did you ask today?
  63. 63. What did You Learn at School Today? Nothin’ http://2di.me/SortOfDunno Shifting Learning: What kind of answers do you want?
  64. 64. Shifting Learning: What did You Learn at School Today? By David Truss @datruss http://DavidTruss.com http://2di.me/2dimes

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