- 1. Instructional Design to Engage Todays LearnersAn artful marriage of instructional design andassessment to engage and empower todays learnersChange will not come if we wait for some other person or someother time. We are the ones weve been waiting for. We are thechange that we seek.President Barack Obama, 21st Century SkillsSpecial thanks to students in theMiddle Years Education Program for the photosThanks for your commitment to teaching and learning!
2. Problem: What is the problem in todays classrooms? 3. Virtual Field Trips: Inside Our ClassroomsInstructionalStrategyWhat is theteacherdoing?What is thestudent doing? 4. How do we engage and motivate todays learners?What do we need to learn in order to become instructionalleaders of instruction?What does research say about quality instruction?Once upon a timein a galaxy far,far away. 5. Me in grade 2 6. Me in grade 4 7. Me in grade 6 8. Are We Stuck in the70s?Brent please role playfor us your learningfrom the 1970s..So are we stuck in the70s?I sure hope not.but Iwonder? Lets debate! 9. Think WinWinWorking InteractivelyWinning Independentlymany poor learners can be turned around if we justacknowledge differences amongst them and re-educateourselves on how to help them succeed. If we knowthis, why dont all of our students succeed? Why dontwe change our instructional practice? 10. Why?ThinkPairShareCompare 11. What are our learningtargets?1. To create a InstructionalStrategies booklet of ideas to helpus grow as instructional leaders2. To compare and contrastinstructional strategies so that wewill improve student learning andstudent engagement3. To create a project-based learningplan that will improve learning andengagement of learners during thisschool year. 12. My Little White Book ofInstructional TipsCover PagePage 1: Learning PyramidPage 2: The Brain.....Page 3: Learning Styles/ProductsPage 4:The Engaged LearnerPage 5: Instructional StrategiesBack Cover: My Thoughts/Quote 13. The Learning PyramidWe Learn 14. What does the research say abouthow our students learn? 15. The Brain is ..My Brain Metaphor______________5 Principles of theBrain Friendly Classroom 16. www.brainrules.net 17. What do our studentssay about how they liketo learn?(brainstorm) 18. 1st2nd3rd4th5thWhy are theserated as less effective?Do we abandon these orjust do them better? 19. 1st2nd3rd4th5thWhy are theserated as less effective?Do we abandon these orjust do them better? 20. Used with permission, Speak Out,Wolf Creek Public School Division, 2010 21. Visualize: What would your classroom/school look like? 22. We All Learn Differently/We all Teach Differently Multiple Intelligences Learning Styles (Visual, Auditory,Tactile/Kinesthetic) Brain Differences Gender DifferencesDIFFERENTIATEDINSTRUCTION 23. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES26VERBAL/LINGUISTIC(WORD SMART)Sensitivity to the sounds, rhythms,and meanings of words and language,both written and spoken.LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL(NUMBER SMART)Capacity to deal with numbers,formulae, abstract patterns andinductive/deductive thinking.VISUAL/SPATIAL(PICTURE SMART)Reliance on sense of sight andability to visualize; includes abilityto create mental images.BODILY/KINESTHETIC(BODY SMART)Ability to deal with andcontrol body movementsand handle objects skillfully.MUSICAL/RHYTHMIC(MUSIC SMART)Capacity to recognize andproduce tonal patterns, sounds,pitch, rhythms, and beats.INTERPERSONAL(PEOPLE SMART)Has to do withperson-to-personcommunication and relationships.INTRAPERSONAL(SELF SMART)Relates to self-reflection, metacognition,awareness of ones own feelings andinternal states of being.NATURALIST(NATURE SMART )Appreciation for nature andecological issues; recognizespatterns in organisms & in nature. 24. The Engaged LearnerDrawing Exercise:Draw a time when you were highly engaged as a learner andin the flow. What did it look like? What did it sound like? 25. The Engaged Learnerand TechnologyWhat role does technology play? How can we use Web 2.0Tools to help improve instruction and student achievementHow do we compare to our students?A Vision of K-12 Students Today 26. Planning Today Requiresa New Formula3Rs x 7Cs = 21st Century Learning 27. InstructionalPedagogyisPlentiful 28. InstructionalResearch is Plentiful 29. So Whats the Problem?Lets Get Engaged: Our Exit PassWhat idea will you take with you today to help better engage thelearners within your classroom/school?How will you accomplish this?How will you know if you were successful?What vow will you make today?Think WinWin 30. 20 Instructional StrategiesTo Engage the Learner Graphic OrganizersWriting and ReflectionBrainstormingField TripsDebatesVisualsMovementHumor and CelebrationMusic, Rhythm, Rhyme & RapCooperative LearningProblem Based LearningRole play/Drama/CharadesSummarizing and NotemakingTechnologyVisualizationGamesStorytellingManipulatives/ModelsMnemonic DevicesDrawing and ArtworkBy Marcia Tate 31. High Yield Instructional StrategiesWhere do students construct their own meanings?Where do students direct their own learning?Cooperative LearningJigsaw/CommunityCircle/Task RotationNon-linguistic representationsDrawing and Artwork/VisualsVisual Representations/Mind MapsMinds EyeAdvance OrganizersGraphic OrganizersComplex OrganizersVisual OrganizersSummarizing and Note-takingSummarizing and Note-makingPlace Matt, Fish Bone, etc.Window Notes/New American Lecture/Direct InstructionMARZANOTATEBENNETTAcademic GamesMovement/Games/Role Play/DramaActive Participation/Role-playingTeams/Games/TournamentsFriendly ControversyDebates/ProblemBased LearningAcademic ControversyMystery/InductiveLearning/DecisionMakingSILVER Similarities/DifferencesSimile/MetaphorsEBS/PMI/Inductive Thinking/de Bonos Thinking HatsCompare and Contrast/Concept Attainment/MetaphorPattern Maker 32. Will your project-based learning plan.honour your students learning styles?honour the best instructional strategies? 33. Wise WordsThe person who does the talking, does thelearningThe most powerful single influence onstudent achievement is feedback.John HattieIf we want to have engaged brains in theclassroom, we have to have an interactiveenvironment***Spencer Kagan"We Are Not Preparing Children For OurFuture, We are Preparing Them for TheirFuture***David WarlickA good teacher is one who makeshimself progressively unnecessaryThomas CarruthersPeople learn by what they do, notby what they are toldPat WolfeAre we training students to write tests for life,or are we training students for the tests of life.Art Costa Learn by Doing 4H Motto"The quality of learning rarely exceedsthe quality of teaching"***Dr. David SousaThe brain holds onto information that isrelevant. Thus, when teaching newinformation, hook it onto prior learning andexperiencesMarian Diamond 34. Resources:Books:Kaufeldt, Martha. Begin with the brain: orchestrating thelearner-centered classroom. Tucson, Zephyr Press, Inc.1999.Marzano, Robert. Classroom instruction that works.Alexandria, VA. ASCD Press, 2001.Medina, John. Brain rules. Seattle, Pear Press, Inc. 2008Tate, Marcia: Sit and get wont grow dendrites. ThousandOaks, Corwin Press, Inc. 2004.Websites:A Vision of Students Learning Today:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8Begin With the Brain: http://www.beginwiththebrain.com/Brain Rules: www.brainrules.netCooperative Learning: http://www.kaganonline.com/