Authentic Learning Experiences

Focus Area: Project-Based Learning
Audience:

TTeachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

As teachers are managing flexible learning spaces, there is often overwhelm in the planning and development of content and tasks to engage students. Many times it feels as if teachers must fit a large amount of content into shorter periods of time, which leads to surface level learning and decreased student achievement. Learning can feel segmented when students are experiencing instruction over different modalities, such as in-person and remote. Stretching tasks over several days can lead to deeper learning for students that is more meaningful and personalized and create a more manageable and sustainable experience for teachers.

In this Virtual Workshop, participants will:

  • Define the benefits of extending tasks over multiple days to deepen learning, pique student interest, and differentiate student experiences 
  • Explore resources in a format that can support the organization of multi-day learning
  • Build a structure for engaging students in learning tasks that span multiple days

Audience

This workshop is intended to support teachers and coaches in stretching learning experiences over multiple days to engage all learners in flexible learning environments.

Specifications

  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with a camera, microphone and Internet access

Outcome

I design deep learning experiences that are personalized and aligned to student interest.

Learning Experience

Define

  • Define the benefits of extending tasks over multiple days to deepen learning, align to student interest and curiosity, and provide opportunities to meet the needs of all learners through differentiation and student choice
  • Learn about systems to put in place to make this work replicable and sustainable

Explore

  • Explore resources in a format that can support the organization of multi-day learning 
  • Reflect on how to apply ideas to their own grade level or subject area

Build

  • Build a structure for engaging learners in learning tasks that span multiple days using a provided template
  • Plan for challenges that may arise and brainstorm possible solutions with peers