Grade Level: K-12 Educators
Subject: Engaged Learning Staff Development
1. Read about the indicators of engaged leaning
2. Give examples of best practices in their teaching and learning experiences.
3. View examples of classrooms demonstrating engaged learning
4. Create an engaged learning lesson that they will implement in their classroom.
Participants will work in teams to brainstorm what the school of the future should include. They will read about the digital kids in Don Tapscott's book, "Growing Up Digital.". Teachers will read "Plugging In."
Participants will view examples of lessons and identify some of the indicators of engaged learning. Participants will work together to identify how these lessons might be edited to include more of the characteristics of engaged learning.
Teacher will lecture and provide demonstrations about the indicators of engaged learning. The teacher will also provide a structured template for them to fill in.
Grouping: Teams will work together throughout the project
Hook:This is an adult training and they need to get straight to the task without a hook.
Student-Directed Learning: Teachers will design their future schools
in compliance with traditional strategies and pedagogic in education, Engaged
lessons will be designed within the template without any changes.
Use of Technology: Teachers would research the web for reliable resources, and create a PowerPoint of their lesson to be handed in on a floppy disk.
Assessment: The future school designs will be charted and displayed on the wall. Critical friends will do a gallery walk with post-its to add comments. The engaged learning lessons will be graded by the staff developer and returned with comments. When they implement the lesson in their classroom, the staff developer will be invited to attend
Created for the Fermilab
LInC program sponsored by Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory Education Office
and Friends of Fermilab, and
funded by United States Department of Energy,
Illinois State Board of Education,
North Central Regional Technology in Education
Consortium which is operated by North Central
Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National
Professional Development Alliance/Regional Office of Education for Will and Grundy/Kendall Counties, Joliet, IL
Learning Technology Center One South, Joliet, IL
Created: March 30, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001