Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners Reading Center Training Theme: Connections to the Classroom Instructional Planning

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Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners Reading Center Training Theme: Connections to the Classroom Instructional Planning Slide 2 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. Slide 3 Focusing On the Familiar One of the most effective ways to make information meaningful is to associate or compare the new concept with a known concept, to hook the unfamiliar with something familiar. Pat Wolfe (2001) Slide 4 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. Activating Strategies The purpose of an activating strategy is to focus learning by activating prior knowledge. This can be done by activating sensory receptors: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. It can also be achieved by tapping in to students' emotions. Slide 5 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. Cognitive Strategies The purpose of cognitive strategies is to provide a structure for learning that actively promotes the comprehension and retention of knowledge through the use of engaging strategies that acknowledge the brain's limitations of capacity and ability to process information. Slide 6 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. Rehearsal Rehearsal performs two functions: 1. Maintains information in short-term memory. 2. Mechanism by which we transfer information to long-term memory. Slide 7 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. Information Processing Model Sight Sound Smell Taste Touch RECEPTORSRECEPTORS Sensory Memory Working Memory Long-Term Memory INITIALPROCESSINGINITIALPROCESSING ELABORATION&ORGANIZATIONELABORATION&ORGANIZATION Rehearsal Retrieval Modified from Pat Wolfe, 2001 Slide 8 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. Summarizing Strategies Summarizing strategies are used to promote the retention of knowledge through the use of engaging strategies designed to rehearse and practice skills for the purpose of moving knowledge into long term memory. Slide 9 Instructional Strategies for Engaging Learners by Amy Holcombe, Ph.D. No matter how well planned, how interesting, stimulating, colorful or relevant the lesson, if the teacher does all the interacting with the material, the teacher's -- not the students -- brain will grow. Pat Wolfe (1996)