Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning)


Title:
Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning)
Subject:
Any
Grade:
All
Time Frame:
1 hour - full day
Summary:
We thought about titling this session, "Stop Giving Them The Answer: Let Them Figure It Out Themselves!," but thought that sounded a little too edgy. Experience a strategy-building session on how to foster student-owned learning in the classroom (and live!). Don't expect one-size-fits-all answers - just questions, strategies, possibilities, examples, and maybe a few awkward (reflective) silences...
Tasks:

Objectives:
Join us as we explore ways to:
  • Engage and empower students as critical thinkers, questioners, connectors and creators of content
  • Build student repertoire of problem-solving strategies
  • Promote and develop student capacity for finding the right information, right relationships and right resources, all at the right time
  • Challenge learners to mine mistakes, wrong turns and “failures” for the richer learning opportunities embedded within
Assessment:
How will you assess the students learning?
Please identify opportunities for differentiation.
Resources:
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