Monday, March 17, 2014

Responsive Teaching = Successful Learning

We are excited to continue our Professional Learning Challenge as we move into the fourth and final module of  “Unlock Your Digital Genius”.  

Over the past year we have been diving into different avenues for designing learning experiences. We began with the digital learning environment, then examined assessing for learning, and finally explored scaffolding activities.  We will combine all of the skills we acquired in the past modules to respond to our learner's needs.

The goal of teaching is successful learning. Responsive teaching means that an educator establishes a positive relationship with each learner in order to understand the background experiences, learning preferences, interests, culture and supports needed to ensure successful learning. Just as all learners are not the same, a one-size-fits-all approach does not meet the needs of all learners.

Responsive educators:
  • employ multiple learning strategies 
  • incorporate content literacy strategies
  • design engaging lessons
  • facilitate inquiry
  • differentiate according to interest, culture, and readiness
  • make the content relevant
  • maintain high expectations for all learners
  • design learning experiences to intentionally embrace diversity
  • create personalized learning pathways for all learners
  • establish a safe learning environment​

During the last module, we will look at different ways digital tools can be leveraged to respond to learners’ individual needs.



So what can you to do to participate? 

Check out the activities below.  

Each one is optional.  
Participate, share, lurk--however you choose to partake know that you won't regret it!  

Responsive Teaching EdCamp Session- (flex credit available for this session)
March 25th, 2014 @ 3:30-5:30
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Twitter Chat
#cisdchat: April 9 @7pm 

Webinar - (flex credit available for this session)
April 16th, 2014  @ 7pm
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The Implementation Challenge - (flex credit available for participation)
due by April 18th, 2014 @ 4pm
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What's one thing you learned this year that you can use to respond to your learners??

1 comment:

  1. I have learned that we need to be on the Cultural Proficiency Continuum on the side of "change chosen for transformation", specifically the levels of precompetence, competence, and proficiency.