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  • 1. Lets Talk About Learning iCiL 2012 Colby
  • 2. Nothing is so common as the desire to be remarkable. William Shakespeare 2
  • 3. What is learning?
  • 4. When somebody says that astudent needs to knowsomething .They should be asked to add inorder to 4
  • 5. The Intentions Of Kids When They Come To School Get Grades Serve Time Socialize and not necessarily in this order! 5
  • 6. A teachers job is not to teach kids. A teachers job is to create meaningful, engaging work whereby kids learn the things we want them to learn. Phil Schlecty 6
  • 7. Stages Of Learning And Growth Conscious Conscious Incompetence CompetenceConsciousness Unconscious Unconscious Incompetence Competence (Start) Competence 7
  • 8. Course QPA Regulations ... http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1787#91-31-31 (p) "Unit of credit" means a measure of credit that may be awarded to a student for satisfactory completion of a particular course or subject. A full unit of credit is credit that is awarded for satisfactory completion of a course or subject that is offered for and generally requires 120 clock-hours to complete. Credit may be awarded in increments based upon the amount of time a course or subject is offered and generally requires to complete. Individual students may be awarded credit based upon demonstrated knowledge of the content of a course or subject, regardless of the amount of time spent by the student in the course or subject. Our Suggestion ... (p) Unit of credit means a measure of credit that may be awarded to a student for satisfactory demonstration of mastery of a set of standards which comprise a "course." The individual who validates mastery of the identified standards must be certified in the state of Kansas in the appropriate subject area. 8
  • 9. Driving Exam Two Parts Written Exam Conscious Knowledge Driving Non - Conscious Knowledge 9
  • 10. How Does Learning Work? You have a goal (something that you want to happen) You have an expectation that a plan of action will achieve it The plan fails (this is what it means to have an important experience expectation failure) You need an explanation of why your expectation was wrong (this is called thinking -- or teaching) You adapt an old explanation or someone provides you with a new one You create a new expectation and try again 10
  • 11. Student Goals Learn Get a good grade Get into a good college Please mom and dad Keep mom and dad off their back Get a credit Get through Disrupt 11
  • 12. Gallup Found Half of students are either going through the motions at school or actively undermining the teaching and learning process. 12
  • 13. Definition Of InsanityDoing something over and over, and expectingdifferent results. 13
  • 14. Any real learning experience includes: An actual experience A story that demands telling about that experience Cognitive processes get honed by the experience Teaching that is done just in time Actually accomplishing something 14
  • 15. People Learn in Two Ways They learn by doing (try, fail, explain, try again) They learn just in time (try, fail, get help, try again 15
  • 16. The Fundamental Cognitive Processes 1. Prediction 7. Causation 2. Modeling 8. Judgment 3. Experimentation 9. Influence 4. Evaluation 10.Teamwork 5. Diagnosis 11.Negotiation 6. Planning 12.Describing 16
  • 17. We understand and remember the world in terms of expectations We remember expectation failures We remember ours (or others) explanations We alter our memories as a result 17
  • 18. Your Sweet Spot Jim Collins What are you PASSIONATE about? What can What drives you be the the CASH? BEST at? 18
  • 19. Things are true until they arent. 19
  • 20. Instead of learning about, students should be learning the discipline of Howard Gardner - Five Minds For The Future 20
  • 21. In Real Life, as opposed to School... learning is about practice 21
  • 22. The future is already here its just not very evenly distributed. William Gibson 22
  • 23. Schools Are...If you asked high school kids to describeschool in one word, what word would theychoose?Is boredom a desirable condition forlearning to occur? 23
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