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Creating active learners

  1. 1. Creating Active Learners June Sustick Red Bank Primary School February 2010
  2. 2. Creating Meaningful Teaching <ul><li>Second grade curriculum, “sea life” presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and SLMS collaborate to develop engaging lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons encompass literature, science, math, geography and history </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning is Authentic <ul><li>Lessons are relative to students’ experiences living near the water </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students believe that what they are learning truly matters” (Harada, Yoshina) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning is Social and Interactive <ul><li>What students learn can be shared to inform with peers and community </li></ul><ul><li>Students work in groups </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning to work cooperatively and collaboratively” (Harada, Yoshina) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Students Learn By Doing <ul><li>“ Hands-on and minds-on interaction” </li></ul><ul><li>(Harada, Yoshina) </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete tasks that require higher-order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the understanding of the information and concepts by various means </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment is Ongoing <ul><li>Students assess progress as steps are taken </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers assess continuously </li></ul><ul><li>Offer varied tools of assessment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student Inquiry Process <ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wonder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Harada, V.H. & Yoshina, J.M. (2004). Moving from rote to inquiry: Creating learning that counts. Library Media Connection. 23(2), 22-24. </li></ul><ul><li>Images. (2011). Images: Clip Art, Photos, Sounds & Animations. Microsoft Corporation . Retrieved on February 17, 2011 from, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ </li></ul>

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