CAIS Tech Retreat
      April 2009
The kids are fine; it’s the
teachers who need fixing.
             RCDS Student, 1990
Excerpt from:
TED Talk: Tim Brown on creativity and play
30 seconds to
draw your
neighbor
#1


List 2 facts about the brain.
#2


What changes have you
noticed in your own brain
as you have matured?
#3



How do you learn best?
#4


What is the best way for
someone to convince you
to change?
#5


What are the differences
between learning, memory,
and understanding?
Brain Quiz
Excerpt from:
TED Talk: Jill Bolte Taylor on her stroke of insight
…as a rule, the
ability to maintain
focused attention
declines with
age…
       Aaron Nelson
As you age, you
accumulate more
and more
information that
remains
“unrecalled” for
longer and longer
periods of time.
    ...
Discussion:


What changes have you
noticed in your own brain
as you have matured?
Working Memory Activity
Discussion:


What would have made
that activity easier for you?
movement
 novelty
Movement can be
an effective
cognitive strategy                   movement
                                      novelty

...
…emotional
stimulus and
novelty are the two                     movement
                                         novelty
...
Brainstorm: Learning
Discussion:


Optimizing Adult Learning –
activities, venues, conditions
reason
control
safe
prior
emotion
experiential
reflection
EXERCISE
LEARNING
NOVELTY
NOVELTY
COMMUNITY
experience


test out            reflection


           impact
…collaborative learning and
reflective practice are necessary for
transformative learning to occur.
              Rena Pall...
Transformative learning moves a
student from someone who takes in
information to a reflective
practitioner involved with th...
• guidance
                            • encouragement
taps into prior knowledge   • a manageable
                        ...
Comprehension Activity
Once upon a time, in a country called
Clarita, there lived a gadious bemple
named Chup. Chup lasied Mormie and
together th...
Discussion:



How do we handle change?
If colleagues can’t learn
the way we teach, maybe
we should teach the way
they learn.
            CAIS Brain Institute
Excerpt from:
Ben Zander Davos Talk
Excerpt from:
TED Talk: Ken Robinson – Do schools kill creativity?
Visualization Activity
If the balloons popped, the sound would not be
able to carry since everything would be too far
away from the correct floor....
Discussion:


What would have made
that activity easier for you?
Text
reason
control
safe
prior
emotion
experiential
reflection
Excerpt from:
Ben Zander Davos Talk
…those of us who are trying to
get colleagues to identify and
question their assumptions, or
to look at their practice thr...
Final Activity • {poetry}
CAIS Tech Retreat
April 2009
Laurie Bartels




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    1. 1. CAIS Tech Retreat April 2009
    2. 2. The kids are fine; it’s the teachers who need fixing. RCDS Student, 1990
    3. 3. Excerpt from: TED Talk: Tim Brown on creativity and play
    4. 4. 30 seconds to draw your neighbor
    5. 5. #1 List 2 facts about the brain.
    6. 6. #2 What changes have you noticed in your own brain as you have matured?
    7. 7. #3 How do you learn best?
    8. 8. #4 What is the best way for someone to convince you to change?
    9. 9. #5 What are the differences between learning, memory, and understanding?
    10. 10. Brain Quiz
    11. 11. Excerpt from: TED Talk: Jill Bolte Taylor on her stroke of insight
    12. 12. …as a rule, the ability to maintain focused attention declines with age… Aaron Nelson
    13. 13. As you age, you accumulate more and more information that remains “unrecalled” for longer and longer periods of time. Aaron Nelson
    14. 14. Discussion: What changes have you noticed in your own brain as you have matured?
    15. 15. Working Memory Activity
    16. 16. Discussion: What would have made that activity easier for you?
    17. 17. movement novelty
    18. 18. Movement can be an effective cognitive strategy movement novelty to (1) strengthen learning, (2) improve memory and retrieval, and (3) enhance learner motivation and morale. Eric Jensen
    19. 19. …emotional stimulus and novelty are the two movement novelty biggest attention getters. Novelty is appealing to the brain…When anything is perceived as unusual, it releases norepinephrine to wake up the brain. Marilee Sprenger
    20. 20. Brainstorm: Learning
    21. 21. Discussion: Optimizing Adult Learning – activities, venues, conditions
    22. 22. reason control safe prior emotion experiential reflection
    23. 23. EXERCISE
    24. 24. LEARNING
    25. 25. NOVELTY
    26. 26. NOVELTY COMMUNITY
    27. 27. experience test out reflection impact
    28. 28. …collaborative learning and reflective practice are necessary for transformative learning to occur. Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt
    29. 29. Transformative learning moves a student from someone who takes in information to a reflective practitioner involved with the creation of knowledge. Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt
    30. 30. • guidance • encouragement taps into prior knowledge • a manageable challenge Zone of on the frontier Proximal of new Development learning
    31. 31. Comprehension Activity
    32. 32. Once upon a time, in a country called Clarita, there lived a gadious bemple named Chup. Chup lasied Mormie and together they goppered and morted throughout the dotter of Clarita. Clarita was a rablited fott. From every Wesson and vaxter, Chup and Mormie could hetter numally. It was a duffours webbe!
    33. 33. Discussion: How do we handle change?
    34. 34. If colleagues can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. CAIS Brain Institute
    35. 35. Excerpt from: Ben Zander Davos Talk
    36. 36. Excerpt from: TED Talk: Ken Robinson – Do schools kill creativity?
    37. 37. Visualization Activity
    38. 38. If the balloons popped, the sound would not be able to carry since everything would be too far away from the correct floor. A closed window would also prevent the sound from carrying since most buildings tend to be well insulated. Since the whole operation depends on a steady flow of electricity, a break in the middle of the wire would also cause problems. Of course the additional problem is that a string could break on the instrument. Then there could be no accompaniment to the message. It is clear that the best situation would involve less distance. Then there would be fewer potential problems. With face to face contact, the least number of things could go wrong.
    39. 39. Discussion: What would have made that activity easier for you?
    40. 40. Text
    41. 41. reason control safe prior emotion experiential reflection
    42. 42. Excerpt from: Ben Zander Davos Talk
    43. 43. …those of us who are trying to get colleagues to identify and question their assumptions, or to look at their practice through different lenses, must do the same… STEPHEN BROOKFIELD
    44. 44. Final Activity • {poetry}
    45. 45. CAIS Tech Retreat April 2009 Laurie Bartels Resources/References

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