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A Collaborative Effort To Provide Consistent and Effective Support For Each Highly Valued Individual within the SCE Faculty and Staff To Facilitate a United Effort toward the Cultivation of Change To Ensure Excellent Student Learning Outcomes And Individual Staff and Faculty Leadership Opportunities
Facilitating Distinction ~ Enabling Success
ProD at SCE is:
- Many Things to Many People
- Built on Well-Established Foundations and Ideas from a Wide Variety of Sources
- Honors Professional Development Already Happening at SCE
- Focused and Unified to Meet the Needs of Classified Staff, Faculty, Managers and Administration
- Open to Insights, Ideas and Experience
The SCE Professional Development Committee is excited about the opportunity to serve SCE Managers. The plan is to provide a one-page monthly collection of resources that brings to each manager’s fingertips ideas. So often educational leaders need just a few more minutes to read and assimilate resources. We hope to save you a few of those moments by collecting general information, instruction, leadership, inspiration, etc. content. Let us know if you want research in a specific area or from a particular source. We will provide assimilated reviews, etc. It is our desire to serve you. Thank you for this opportunity.
Volume 1: Active Learning “Active learning is simply that-having students engage in some activity that forces them to think about and comment on the information presented.” [www-ctl.stanford.edu/teach/speak.html]
Some Contemporary Principles of Adult Learning The process of action learning, founded by Reginald Revans about 50 years ago in England, is based on contemporary views of adult learning. Action learning asserts that adults learn best when:
• Working to address a current, real-world problem
• They are highly vested in solving the current problem
• They actually apply new materials and information and
• Exchange ongoing feedback around their experiences
… adults often learn best from experience, rather than from extensive note taking and memorization. Free Management Library Click for Resource
BS Regional Meeting Active Learning Resource Manual – Joan Cordova Click for Resource Active Math Learning Resources Everyday Math Click For Resource
Interactive Math Games Click For Resouce
Active English Learning Resources Grammar [Promo, but great tools] Click For Resource
ESL Teacher’s Board Click For Resource
Learning English from Newspapers Click For Resource
Grant Program Active Learning Page Active Learning Strategies Click For Resource
Useful Links for Adult Basic Skills Tutors http://www.skillsworkshop.org/useful.htm Workplace Writing Skills Click For Resource
Printable Resources for Adult Basic Skills Click For Resource
All Disciplines, Clip Art, Myriad Classroom Resources Center for Teaching, Learning and Tech. Click For Resource C. Bonwell & J. Eison, 1991.
Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom, ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 1. Wash. D.C.: George Washington University. Click For Resource
National Teaching and Learning Click For Resource
Excellence in Active and Interactive Learning Click For Resource
“Digital Learning Environment Blogs” By Elizabeth Helfant http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog_elizabeth_helfant/establishing_culture_learning_5
“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”
- Chinese proverb
“Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.
- Stephen Covey
Recent Poll Seeking Qualities of Ideal ABE instructors expressed these ideals:
Consistent ~ Routine ~ Organized
ersonally Greets Students
Well Prepared ~ Relative Information
From The ABE Initiative Report
Effective Classroom Active Learning Techniques
Think-pair-share – pair students together – provide time to think about a topic – join another group and share ideas – rotate groups or enjoy a class debrief where each group has set time to share ideas…
Minute Papers – Can be used at the beginning of class to spark thoughts on concepts for the class session… students might reflect on a concept which will create a focus for material of the day… At the end of a class session the minute paper is also effective … students are asked to take a minute to reflect on a concept they learned and the questions that remain unresolved from readings, discussions or class exercises… using the unresolved thoughts to open the next class session will create a perfect review… Brainstorming With A Twist – students are asked to write one word or phrase responses to prompts on board or orally administered… post-it recorded responses placed on established Venn diagrams on the board which directly correlate to the topic of the day exhibit similar and differing insights on the topic…
Debate Format provides opportunity for students to learn to communicate ideas – especially if they are asked to take opposing sides of an issue… Debate format needs to be closely guided in classrooms – moderated debates keep everyone from taking topics too seriously or personally. Debating trains us to focus on facts, listen well, and clearly communicate ideas.
Case Studies And Role Playing are excellent active learning methods for gaining deeper insights into historic facts, literary characters, and civic and social leadership. [Insider/Entertainment Tonight scenarios might create productive memory tools for new information.
Professional Board Room Format allows students to prepare for the workplace. Technology can be an effective element in presentation of charts, tables, visuals, etc. Components might include cost analysis, impacts to a corporation or small business, family management issues, etc.
Active Learning which guides students to understand relationships of concepts to life, work or relationships statistically improve retention.
Ideas Modified from several sites - one being http://trc.ucdavis.edu/TRC/ta/tatips/activelearning.pdf