A Mentor‐Teacher 
Professional Services Course
Personal
Learning
Framework™,
How to use Learning
Styles, Collaboration,y ,...
Agenda Teaching Transformation
• Nature of collaboration
• Discover Your Gifts™ programiscover Your Gifts program
• Person...
How can different learning styles 
learn together?
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version ...
Transformational Teams
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any for...
Collaboration and Learning Styles
Collaborative projects 
h ll h l i
Collaboration and Learning Styles
have all the learni...
We learn by positive “packing”
Pack to Serve
• The Team
• Help
• Encourage
• CoachCoach
• Collaborate
• Leverage competenc...
We learn by negative “packing”
Pack from fear
The Gang Tribe– The Gang ‐ Tribe
– Intimidate
– Slander
– Suppress
– The wor...
Or we go along
The Lone Wolf
• Isolated
• It’s about me
• Rejection
• No one cares
• I don’t need anyone
• Depression
• On...
Will our students be
f l d bTransformational Leaders Or Labor?
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close,...
Discover Your Gifts™ ProgramDiscover Your Gifts  Program
• Bridgeport Rescue Mission g p
Learning Centers 2011
• Men & Wom...
What are gifts?
Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close,...
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
So how do we lea...
Personal Learning Framework™
The individual part of the Global Learning Framework™ 
The Creative Loop
Collaborative
Input
...
Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework  
The Creative Loop
Collaborative Personal  Collaborative 
The Cre...
How am I special? ‐ PerceptionHow am I special?  Perception
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No...
Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework  
The Creative Loop
Collaborative Personal  Collaborative 
The Cre...
Take the QuestionnaireTake the Questionnaire
T k h VARK• Take the VARK 
Questionnaire 
• Link is on worksheet• Link is on ...
Download 
Di ithStudy Guides for 
Learning Styles
Discuss with your 
group or write
Wh t h b– What have been my 
study hab...
Tips for coaching a group in learning stylesTips for coaching a group in learning styles
• Everyone is different just like...
How am I special? ‐ ProcessingHow am I special?  Processing
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No...
Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework  
The Creative Loop
Collaborative Personal  Collaborative 
The Cre...
Take the Intelligence QuestionnaireTake the Intelligence Questionnaire
Goto: 
http://www.capt.org/take‐
/mbti‐assessment/c...
Based on your Myers Briggs questionnaire, reflect on
your profile and on how you react and interact withy p y
the world.
D...
Trans‐contextual Thinking
• A neurological way of 
d t ti b idemonstrating being 
fully engaged.
• Trans‐contextualTrans c...
Tips for coaching a group on personalitiesTips for coaching a group on personalities
• Everyone is different just like the...
How am I special? ‐ CreatingHow am I special?  Creating
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No ver...
Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework  
The Creative Loop
Collaborative Personal Collaborative 
The Crea...
How am I special? ‐ Produce
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in an...
Magic of Project Based LearningMagic of Project Based Learning
 Is intended to teach significant content Is intended to ...
You can use the PBL tools you have 
h h ld ’ lnow to change our children’s lives
• Teach within the curriculum
• Solve iss...
How am I special? ‐ Collaborationp
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduce...
Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework  
The Creative Loop
Collaborative Personal  Collaborative 
The Cre...
Personal Learning Environment Framework – IEEE
H d i th t iHow we process and organize on the matrix
Self‐organized learni...
Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework  
The Creative Loop
Collaborative
Input
Personal 
Processing 
Coll...
Why PBL brings it all together
h f ll bThe power of collaboration
 I takes different types to yp
make the world go round
...
Personal Learning Framework™ ‐ Learning Cycles 
• What we Perceive
Produce
Creative 
Content
Perceived 
Objective 
Content...
Transforming people into
Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
Outcomes
Transforming people into  
Life Learners ...
The world is waiting…
Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any form...
Questions
By Richard C. Close
The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.
N Milf d CT 06776New Milford, CT 06776
rclose@richardclose.info...
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  1. 1. A Mentor‐Teacher  Professional Services Course Personal Learning Framework™, How to use Learning Styles, Collaboration,y , , PBL with the Internet A Global Learningg Framework Webinar Copyright Rclose Downtown Learning Center 2007 By Richard C. Close The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. http://globallearningframework.ning.com Copyright RClose Bridgeport Rescue Mission 2007 Global Learning Framework™, Micro Learning Paths™ are a Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close No version can be reproduced in any format without written permission from author 
  2. 2. Agenda Teaching Transformation • Nature of collaboration • Discover Your Gifts™ programiscover Your Gifts program • Personal Learning Framework™ • Learning StylesLearning Styles – VARK Assessment – Myers Briggs Assessmenty gg • Project Based Learning • Outcomes • Download worksheet Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Kenya 2007
  3. 3. How can different learning styles  learn together? Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   learn together? Copyright Warner Brothers
  4. 4. Transformational Teams Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  5. 5. Collaboration and Learning Styles Collaborative projects  h ll h l i Collaboration and Learning Styles have all the learning  styles working together in  the same song. Kitale, Kenya youth group conferenceyouth group conference song to boost parental sponsorship. To listen:  Click on the speakerCopyright Rclose Downtown Learning Center 2007 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  6. 6. We learn by positive “packing” Pack to Serve • The Team • Help • Encourage • CoachCoach • Collaborate • Leverage competence • Strife builds characterStrife builds character • Manage life • Built on successes • Hope of a better futureCopyright Rclose Downtown Learning Center 2007 • Hope of a better future • Prosperity Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  7. 7. We learn by negative “packing” Pack from fear The Gang Tribe– The Gang ‐ Tribe – Intimidate – Slander – Suppress – The world hates me – Leverage fearLeverage fear – Anger – Addiction Enforced failures– Enforced failures – Crime cycles – Resulting in poverty Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  8. 8. Or we go along The Lone Wolf • Isolated • It’s about me • Rejection • No one cares • I don’t need anyone • Depression • On strife… We avoid risk   • One day at a time • Whatever attitude • What future?What future? • Just hanging out in media • Private poverty Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  9. 9. Will our students be f l d bTransformational Leaders Or Labor? Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  10. 10. Discover Your Gifts™ ProgramDiscover Your Gifts  Program • Bridgeport Rescue Mission g p Learning Centers 2011 • Men & Women Learning  C t b Ch liCenters by Chrysalis  Campaign, Inc. • Poverty and Trauma IssuesPoverty and Trauma Issues • Adult Learning for 18 Women • UNESCO Based Life Skills • “Freedom Writers” Case • “Discover your Gifts” lessons Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  11. 11. What are gifts? Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   “A learning style is your gift from God. It is what makes you  unique and beautiful.  It is how the world needs you. “
  12. 12. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   So how do we learn, create and fit in? Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  13. 13. Personal Learning Framework™ The individual part of the Global Learning Framework™  The Creative Loop Collaborative Input Personal  Processing  Collaborative  Output  Perceptual Filters  Production  Competencies  How we perceive, process and produce Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  14. 14. Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework   The Creative Loop Collaborative Personal  Collaborative  The Creative Loop Perceptual il Production  How we perceive, process and produce Input Processing  Output Filters  Competencies  Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  15. 15. How am I special? ‐ PerceptionHow am I special?  Perception Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  16. 16. Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework   The Creative Loop Collaborative Personal  Collaborative  The Creative Loop Perceptual il Production  How we perceive, process and produce Input Processing  Output Filters Competencies  Visual Sight preference(V) Aural Hearing preference (A) Read/write Reading preference (R)/ g p ( ) Kinesthetic Doing preference (K) M lti d l lti l (MM) Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Multimodal multiple ways (MM) Fleming, N. (2001) VARK Learning Questionnaire. 5,22,2013, from http://www.vark‐ learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire
  17. 17. Take the QuestionnaireTake the Questionnaire T k h VARK• Take the VARK  Questionnaire  • Link is on worksheet• Link is on worksheet • http://www.vark‐ learn com/english/pagelearn.com/english/page. asp?p=questionnaire Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  18. 18. Download  Di ithStudy Guides for  Learning Styles Discuss with your  group or write Wh t h b– What have been my  study habits? – What worked and Visual Study Strategies (V) Aural What worked and  did not work? – After reviewing these  Study Strategies (A) Read/write Study Strategies (R) SWAT guides, what  can I change to  improve how I learn? y g ( ) Kinesthetic Study Strategies (K) Multimodal improve how I learn?Multimodal Study Strategies (MM) Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  19. 19. Tips for coaching a group in learning stylesTips for coaching a group in learning styles • Everyone is different just like the different flowers in a  garden. None is better than the other. • If you are auditory style learner have them talk under  their breath when taking tests or reading instructions.their breath when taking tests or reading instructions. • Do not fight your style… Use it to your advantage. • Listen to other peoples styles as they talk. Talk to them  in their learning style or they will not understand you. • Who is close to you in life perceives things differently  than you, how and why?than you, how and why? • When you interview for a job ask the employer who  would be the ideal person for the job? List and you will  hear their learning style Respond in their style Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   hear their learning style. Respond in their style.
  20. 20. How am I special? ‐ ProcessingHow am I special?  Processing Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  21. 21. Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework   The Creative Loop Collaborative Personal  Collaborative  The Creative Loop Perceptual k ll Production  How we perceive, process and produce Input Processing  Output Skills  Competencies  Favorite world: Introvert (I) or Extravert (E)  Information: Sensing (S) or Intuiting (N): Decisions: Thinking (T): or Feeling (F): Structure:  Judging  (J) or Perceiving (P) from: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my‐mbti‐ lit t / bti b i / Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   personality‐type/mbti‐basics/
  22. 22. Take the Intelligence QuestionnaireTake the Intelligence Questionnaire Goto:  http://www.capt.org/take‐ /mbti‐assessment/contact.htm Link is on class worksheet Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  23. 23. Based on your Myers Briggs questionnaire, reflect on your profile and on how you react and interact withy p y the world. Discuss with your group or writescuss t you g oup o te – What is my Myers Briggs profile? – Do I agree or disagree with the  profile? Why? – Does this explain why I have or have  not fit in with jobs or bosses?not fit in with jobs or bosses? – Does this explain why I have or have  not fit in with family and friends? – What might I do differently in life  based on knowledge of these  profiles? Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   profiles?
  24. 24. Trans‐contextual Thinking • A neurological way of  d t ti b idemonstrating being  fully engaged. • Trans‐contextualTrans contextual  thinking: linking  elements that  normall don’t Craig, Joy  normally don’t  go together. • This Is Your Brain On Type  Dario Nardi, San Diego, CA  March 2008  Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   http://www.keys2cognition.com/papers/ EEGandSocialCognition.pdf
  25. 25. Tips for coaching a group on personalitiesTips for coaching a group on personalities • Everyone is different just like the different flowers in  a garden. None is better than the other. • Do not fight your profile… Use it to your advantage. • Listen to other people’s styles as they talk. Talk to  them about things that matter most to their  profile. • Name someone who is close to you who has• Name someone who is close to you, who has  different learning styles than you, how are they  different? • When you interview for a job, ask the employer who  would be the ideal person for the job? Listen and  you will hear their profile.  Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  26. 26. How am I special? ‐ CreatingHow am I special?  Creating Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  27. 27. Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework   The Creative Loop Collaborative Personal Collaborative  The Creative Loop Perceptual l Production  i How we perceive, process and produce Input Processing Output Filters  Competencies  • Communication Competencies • Creative Competencies• Creative Competencies  (art ,music etc.) • Workforce Skills • Life Skills  • Literacy Competencies • Cultural Competencies Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   p
  28. 28. How am I special? ‐ Produce Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  29. 29. Magic of Project Based LearningMagic of Project Based Learning  Is intended to teach significant content Is intended to teach significant content  Requires critical thinking, problem solving,  collaboration, and various forms of communication  Requires inquiry as part of the process of learning Requires inquiry as part of the process of learning  and creating something new  Is organized around an open‐ended Driving  Question http://www.bie.org/about/t h bi /  Creates a need to know essential content and skills  Allows some degree of student voice and choice  Includes processes for revision and reflectionhe_bie_story/  Includes processes for revision and reflection  They create, and are asked to think about what  and how they are learning  Involves a public audience Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.    Involves a public audience
  30. 30. You can use the PBL tools you have  h h ld ’ lnow to change our children’s lives • Teach within the curriculum • Solve issues with Internet • Teach problem solving • Teach collaboration • Trust the students Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  31. 31. How am I special? ‐ Collaborationp Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007
  32. 32. Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework   The Creative Loop Collaborative Personal  Collaborative  The Creative Loop Perceptual il Production  How we perceive, process and produce Input Processing  Output Filters  Competencies  Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  33. 33. Personal Learning Environment Framework – IEEE H d i th t iHow we process and organize on the matrix Self‐organized learning Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   Learning Technology publication of IEEE Computer Society’s, July 2009, Volume 11  Issue 3, from http://lttf.ieee.org/issues/july2009/index.html
  34. 34. Personal Learning Framework™Personal Learning Framework   The Creative Loop Collaborative Input Personal  Processing  Collaborative  Output  Perceptual Filters  Production  Competencies  How we perceive, process and produce Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  35. 35. Why PBL brings it all together h f ll bThe power of collaboration  I takes different types to yp make the world go round  We need to understand  h h fit i t thhow each fit into the  whole  We need otherWe need other  viewpoints on a problem  We need to optimize  Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2009 how we learn, process  and create Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  
  36. 36. Personal Learning Framework™ ‐ Learning Cycles  • What we Perceive Produce Creative  Content Perceived  Objective  Content – Content Pushed in  – Content Pulled in – Content Collaboration • What we Produce Process Knowledge & Contexts inWhat we Produce – Adoption  – Validation Trial and error – Interaction with the world • How we Process Physical Non Physical Contexts in Matrix Frameworks • How we Process – Learning Styles – Life Skills create filters – Life Skills impact motivators Context collaboration Personal Cognitive Non‐Physical – Context collaboration – Time and space independent • Motivators & Values – Life Skills – Values – Media Culture Personal Cognitive  Frameworks Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   – Character –Religion – Family Culture – Reflective processes
  37. 37. Transforming people into Copyright RClose Downtown Learning Center 2007 Outcomes Transforming people into   Life Learners who love: • one another  • the curiosity of exploring • contributing in teamsg • solving problems • helping others Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.   e p g ot e s • life
  38. 38. The world is waiting… Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  School Kids Kitale Kenya Copyright Richard C. Close
  39. 39. Questions By Richard C. Close The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. N Milf d CT 06776New Milford, CT 06776 rclose@richardclose.info Twitter: iamafricastory Chrysalis Campaign. Inc. Site: http://globallearningframework.ning.com UNESCO PPN Digital Storytelling site http://this‐is‐my‐story.ning.comhttp://this is my story.ning.com Micro Learning Paths, Global Learning Framework, Personal  Learning Framework Trademarks 2011 Richard C. Close  Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.  Africa and Brooklyn, NY photography  copyright 2007‐9  Richard C. Close Presentation developed for  SUNY Empire State Masters Adult  Learning program Learning Styles course  Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.  

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