Now more than ever teachers are being called upon to support social-emotional learning in addition to meeting educational goals. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, educators are navigating new technology, new ways of teaching, and unimaginable student stressors all while trying to ‘keep it together’ for themselves and for their families. Teachers are Heroes. They’re showing up to provide comfort and familiarity during uncertain times.
School schedules, learning spaces, student groupings and personnel configurations have all been affected by Covid-19. These educational structures have been disrupted and have to be re-imagined. What ‘Bold Moves’ can we take to ensure that digital learning environments are as effective as traditional ones? The gap between onsite and online learning may not be as wide as we think and used together might be the perfect hybrid learning environment.
I hope this message finds you well and curious about the future of education. Teaching and learning online offers a unique opportunity to engage faculty and students in a novel way. Virtual classrooms support mastery of digital tools as well as collaboration with broad and diverse learning communities.
Designing Structures for Modern Learning. This workshop will examine expanding the options for each of the four structures that make modern learning possible: schedules, learning spaces, student grouping, & personnel configurations. We will look at the relationship between these structures, and how to research and develop programs tailored to the student population in your school. Action plans will be developed onsite.
Designing Structures for Modern Learning - If we have new kinds of learners, then we need refreshed contemporary and responsive learning environments. We need new kinds of schools. Even if the most creative and competent teachers shape an emerging curriculum employing dynamic learning strategies, they will be restricted - and most important, their students will be restricted - by the parameters of the school program.
Thinking About Curriculum Mapping
Curriculum Mapping can be described as the relationship between two sides of a coin. The first side is the creation of a database which includes the essential elements of a curriculum map. The other side of the coin is the review process - examining, discussing and revising maps within and across disciplines and grade levels. Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock provides an overview of curriculum mapping...
This hands-on interactive workshop will result in participant action plans that include strategies for creating contemporary learning environments.
On the first day, we will discuss in depth the four program structures - space (both physical and virtual); time frames as currency, student communities, and faculty ecosystems. We'll compare 'old school' structures to classic and contemporary models, and begin drafting programs that make modern learning possibilities a reality.
Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Design 2 Day Boot Camp. We will discuss your mission for mapping and existing processes, improving maps and documenting procedures for reliable results, integrating assessment data into curriculum maps, and upgrading unit maps to meet guidelines and standards.
LSA-TEN is proud to support school organizations that are embracing curriculum change, contemporary instruction, and assessments that are authentic and standards based.
For many students the feel of Spring means that Summer is near. For faculty though, it's that 'special time' when we're both preparing for the end-of-year crunch and thinking about how to improve teaching and learning for next year.
Children today spend more time using digital devices than ever before, but it has come with a loss of face-to-face interaction and social skills. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that with 95 percent of U.S. teens now having access to a smartphone, 45 percent feel overwhelmed by social media drama, 48 percent feel they don't fit in with peers, and 36 percent feel they have too little face-to-face time with friends. However, brain and psychological research has shown that having...