Engaging Diverse Learners


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Engaging Diverse Learners

  1. 1. Engaging Diverse Learners Erika Volker Partnerships for Innovation FutureForce Nebraska www.futureforcenebraska.org (402) 305-9480 [email_address]
  2. 2. Diversity <ul><li>Multiple Intelligences - Howard Gardner </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of Poverty </li></ul>Dr. Ruby Payne
  3. 3. Today’s Challenge
  4. 4. Higher Order Thinking Skills and Global Economy
  5. 5. Routine Work By Machines Routine Work by People Creative Work United States Jobs Pyramid Developing Nations Research Development Design Marketing/Sales Management www.skillscommission.org
  6. 6. Blooms Taxonomy Evaluation Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>STEM Mobile Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Girl </li></ul>
  8. 8. Making Connections http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9853&page=R1 <ul><li>People have preconceptions about how the world works; we interpret things based on what we already know. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning with depth of understanding enables people to adapt to new situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Meta-cognition : People self-assess their own learning. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fish is Fish - http://www.thecasefiles.org/PBCSPromo/Start.htm <ul><li>What examples do you have of the impact of preconceptions in the course(s) you teach? </li></ul><ul><li>How would applying these three principles to your instructional setting benefit both you and your students? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blooms Taxonomy Evaluation Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>Erika Volker </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships for Innovation, FutureForce Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>www.futureforcenebraska.org </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 305-9480 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>