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Thursday, July 19 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning)

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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. Join us for a strategy-building session on how to foster student-owned learning in the classroom (and live!). Don't expect one size fits all answers - but questions, strategies, possibilities, examples, and maybe a few awkward silences...
In this session, participants will 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.

 

Presentation Link: http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/BLC12+-+Less+Is+More


Speakers
avatar for Jordy Whitmer

Jordy Whitmer

Learner, Teacher, Facilitator, BalancEdTech
Jordy is a 3rd-8th grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School in Birmingham MI. Always curious, Jordy has: taught in 3 different districts for 20+ years; designed and facilitated school and district level initiatives for Birmingham; served as Educator-On-Loan for the Michigan Department of Education; taught overseas and online graduate courses for Michigan State and Western Michigan; researched capacity building in systemic reform, technology... Read More →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to shift the focus from teaching to learning. Through hands-on, learning-centered and job-embedded experiences, Sara works side by side with K-12 students, teachers and... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 10:20am - 11:25am
Georgian - 2nd Floor