Let’s Get Engaged!: Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher Howard County Public Schools.

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Lets Get Engaged!: Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher Howard County Public Schools Slide 2 Participants will 1. Examine the topics of motivation and engagement. 2. Explore strategies for engaging students in learning. 3. Reflect on their practice. Session Outcomes Slide 3 Workshop Wiki http://letsgetengaged.wikispaces.com/ Slide 4 Getting Engaged: Metaphorical Thinking How is engaging students like getting engaged? Slide 5 Motivating students to engage in class activities Relate learning to real life Give students control over learning Assign challenging but achievable tasks Arouse students curiosity Design projects that allow students to share with others Relate learning to real life Give students control over learning Assign challenging but achievable tasks Arouse students curiosity Design projects that allow students to share with others Slide 6 Slide 7 Components of a brain- friendly classroom Experiential, inductive, hands-on learning Absence of threat paired with high challenge Providing for student choice Helping students construct meaning Relying on the familiar, looking for the novel Accurate, timely feedback Experiential, inductive, hands-on learning Absence of threat paired with high challenge Providing for student choice Helping students construct meaning Relying on the familiar, looking for the novel Accurate, timely feedback Slide 8 Brain-friendly techniques Use humor Use personal stories Use novelty Use movement Use music Connect learning Use metacognition Evoke emotions Use visuals Use humor Use personal stories Use novelty Use movement Use music Connect learning Use metacognition Evoke emotions Use visuals Think-Pair-Share How have you recently used one or more of these strategies? Slide 9 Lets do some hands-on hands-on learning FOLDABLES Poof book Slide 10 Lets make asmoosh book! Slide 11 A great resource: Read-Write-Think.org Slide 12 Poof Books on ReadWriteThink.org Slide 13 Text box for information Picture to go with text on p.3 Picture to go with text on p.5 Picture to go with text on p.7 Slide 14 Get on your feet! Step left/step right Human graphs Corners Graffiti Step left/step right Human graphs Corners Graffiti Slide 15 Favorite Out-of-seat Activity Name a favorite out-of- seat activity into one block on grid. As you walk around the room, find 8 other people with ideas and take notes in the other blocks. Name a favorite out-of- seat activity into one block on grid. As you walk around the room, find 8 other people with ideas and take notes in the other blocks. Slide 16 What do students say about class participation? (Survey from an ESL class in Japan) Slide 17 Voices of students on participation 3-2-1 3 things you expected 2 things that surprised you 1 thing you still wonder about Slide 18 5 Elements of Cooperative Learning 1.Positive Interdependence 2.Face-to-Face Interaction 3.Individual and Group Accountability 4.Interpersonal and Small-Group Skills 5.Group Processing Slide 19 Cooperative Learning 3-step interview Inside-outside circles Numbered heads together Send a problem Jigsaw Think-Pair-Share Graffiti Four Corners 3-step interview Inside-outside circles Numbered heads together Send a problem Jigsaw Think-Pair-Share Graffiti Four Corners Slide 20 Cooperative Learning Write the types of cooperative learning you have used on the PLACEMAT Tell about What it isWhat it is How you used itHow you used it Slide 21 Inside-Outside Circles Reflection 1.One practice I use to engage students is 2.This session has made me think about 3.A strategy I will implement in my classroom is 4.I would like to find out more about 1.One practice I use to engage students is 2.This session has made me think about 3.A strategy I will implement in my classroom is 4.I would like to find out more about Slide 22 Today, weve talked about ENGAGEMENT in terms of: Motivation Motivation Brain-friendly strategies Brain-friendly strategies Hands-on activities Hands-on activities Out-of-seat activities Out-of-seat activities Student participation Student participation Cooperative learning Cooperative learning Motivation Motivation Brain-friendly strategies Brain-friendly strategies Hands-on activities Hands-on activities Out-of-seat activities Out-of-seat activities Student participation Student participation Cooperative learning Cooperative learning Slide 23 What else is in the packet? Slide 24 Other topics on the Lets Get Engaged! wiki Empowering students through reflection and feedback Beginnings and Ends in Mind Lets Get Visual! Are we there yet?: Actual and virtual field trips Thinking about thinking Crossing curricular boundaries Popping the questions Empowering students through reflection and feedback Beginnings and Ends in Mind Lets Get Visual! Are we there yet?: Actual and virtual field trips Thinking about thinking Crossing curricular boundaries Popping the questions Slide 25 Closure Choose Two Exit tickets 1. One thing I learned today was... 2. Something from today's workshop that I want to find out more about is... 3. Something I found difficult to understand today was... 4. I really enjoyed today's workshop because... 5. I found today's workshop challenging because... 1. One thing I learned today was... 2. Something from today's workshop that I want to find out more about is... 3. Something I found difficult to understand today was... 4. I really enjoyed today's workshop because... 5. I found today's workshop challenging because... Slide 26 Lets Get Engaged!: Leslie Grahn, World Language Resource Teacher Howard County Public Schools

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