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Approaches to Learning: How to Build Inclusion, Differentiation, and Autonomy into Your Curriculum
Friday, March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST$45.00
(F Mar 5, 1pm-2:30pm Eastern Standard Time)
Twenty-first century teaching is challenged by the fact that we are preparing students for a world that does not yet exist. When the techniques used in the classroom or the content taught in the course are dated, students are quick to acknowledge that discord and can disengage. Participants in the 1.5-hour workshop will address the issues of relevance by considering how their course can be structured to include flexibility and choice. When assignments are structured around skills, the examples or topics used to practice thinking and learning can be adapted easily so they address the immediate concerns of the students—or better yet, so the student define the context. In this workshop we will modify example assignments to provide inclusion and differentiation. Whether we are responding to political, social, cultural, or emotional change occurring globally or locally, a dynamic ability to respond can be part of your lesson plans before the teachable moment arises. We will discuss example assignments used by the participants to consider how changes can be made to allow autonomy and relevance without compromising the intended learning objectives.