Learning should be a constant active process which stimulates all the senses and creates an emotion toward and relationship with the content!

This course provides tools, ideas, strategies, and technology to create learning spaces displaying the following mindset:
  • Low level learning occurs OUTSIDE the classroom & high level learning occurs INSIDE the classroom.

  • Responsibility for learning is SHIFTED from the teacher to the student.

  • Classroom focus is moved off of the teacher and onto the student.

  • The teacher is allowed to become what the students need them to be and use a variety of tools to make “true learning” happen.

  • Content delivery is transferred from the classroom to home or on the go using mobile technology.

  • Class time is used to involve students, create interaction, collaboration, and contact with the content with limited lecturing.

Why Engaged Learning?
As students come to us they not only need the knowledge found in our content but they need the life long skills and behaviors to utilize the function effectively in the workplace.  We want life long learners!  As you watch the following video consider how it relates to your classroom and an example within your own area of expertise.  Are some students in our classrooms like the individuals in the video?

Basic Engaged Learning Framework:

Engaged learning has five basic phases that support each other and provide the students with a structured learning experience.  The five parts of the framework are:
  • Pre-class Content Delivery: Student is provided content with the goal of coming to class prepared to work on the material and concepts for the day.

  • Pre-class Assessment: Student shows basic, initial interaction with the content using an assessment tool.

  • Engaging Classroom Activities: Class time is used to bring deeper understanding of the concepts and material for the day by using interactive and engaging activities. This is the heart of the framework and brings the learning to life!

  • Post-Assessment: Students are evaluated on their level of learning about a concept. This can be done using a formal or informal tool which should provide feedback on what they understand and what they still need to learn.

  • Reinforce, Review, & Rehearse: Students are provided with feedback and QUALITY rehearsal materials specific for them and where they need additional assistance or interaction with the concepts learned.

 Each page for the course menu provides additional information and resources for the five parts of the framework. There is also an ELE lesson plan template attached to guide a units transition into a ELE unit.

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Jill Sand,
Apr 10, 2016, 10:20 AM
Jill Sand,
Apr 10, 2016, 12:18 PM