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  • Whole Child Engaged

    1. 1. Engaging the Whole Child Presented by Deanna Mayers
    2. 2. Whole Child Education <ul><li>What does the phrase “to educate the whole child” mean to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a curriculum that educates the whole child look like to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Does our vision of a 21st century education match what is happening in schools? </li></ul>
    3. 3. To ensure all students are adequately engaged, ASCD recommends at a minimum: <ul><li>Students may participate in a wide array of extra curricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Schools provide opportunities for community based apprenticeships, internships, and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers use active learning strategies such a cooperative learning and project based learning </li></ul>
    4. 4. BSN Engagement <ul><li>Service Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intentional Experiences in courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible future course for Self-directed course for Senior Year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Home School Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observer Accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Senior year courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Based learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GRASPS Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other PBL opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BSN tube extra-curricular contests </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why is engagement important? <ul><li>Improve student academic performance </li></ul><ul><li>Promote school attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibit risky youth behaviors </li></ul>ASSESSING SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT: A GUIDE FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM PRACTITIONERS Laura Lippman and Andrew Rivers 2008 “ In general, students are more likely to be engaged if they have support from adults at their school, challenging and interesting tasks, adequate structure, support for autonomy, opportunities to learn with peers, and opportunities for active learning.”
    6. 6. The Learning Pyramid Effective retention rate <ul><li>Lecture-5% </li></ul><ul><li>Reading - 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Audio-Visual - 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration - 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups -- 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Practice by Doing --- 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Use Knowledge and/or Teach Others - 90% </li></ul>(National Training Laboratories, Bethel, Maine)
    7. 7. So what is Active Learning? <ul><li>Active Learning involves activity-based learning experiences: input, process, and output. </li></ul><ul><li>Using blackboard to get students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking - VoiceBoards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing - Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading - Wiki/Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing - Wiki/Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debating - Wiki/Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role-playing - Wimba Classoom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journaling - Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferring - Wimba Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviewing - Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building - Studymate server, concept maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating - solving problems, video sharing </li></ul></ul>ACU Adams Center for Teaching Excellence
    8. 8. What is Service learning? <ul><li>Cycle of planning, action, and reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear learning objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genuine community need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do service for them not for yourself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporates systematic reflection </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Service Learning <ul><li>82% of students who participate in service learning say their feelings about high school were more positive </li></ul><ul><li>75% of students said service learning courses were more interesting than those without it </li></ul><ul><li>77% said the service learning project motivated them to work harder </li></ul>Engaged for Success Service-Learning as a Tool for High School Dropout Prevention April 2008
    10. 10. How to implement a service learning project? <ul><li>Six Step process </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Asset Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Decide </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Execute </li></ul>
    11. 11. School and Parent Involvement <ul><li>TYPE 1--PARENTING: Assist families with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPE 2--COMMUNICATING: Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPE 3--VOLUNTEERING: Improve recruitment, training, work, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPE 4--LEARNING AT HOME: Involve families with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-linked activities and decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPE 5--DECISION MAKING: Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, and other parent organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPE 6--COLLABORATING WITH THE COMMUNITY: Coordinate resources and services for families, students, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community. </li></ul>National Network of Partnership Schools http://www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/sixtypes.htm
    12. 12. Parent Involvement <ul><li>Observer accounts </li></ul>
    13. 13. Steps to Whole Child Education in your district Or classroom…
    14. 14. Review of Step One: Form a Good working group <ul><li>Ask your local school board to pass the resolution supporting education of the whole child. </li></ul><ul><li>Present the whole child resolution for reading and offer to speak to the board concerning the need for such a movement </li></ul>
    15. 15. Step Two: Think and Act Locally <ul><li>Approach local government to embrace the whole child resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the school board to recommend other local officials or interest groups that they think would support the project </li></ul>

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