6Using Technology to Bolster Student-Directed Instruction Shifting the responsibility for learning decisions from teacher to studentAllowing students to access a world of informationUtilizing authentic audiencesStudents become the source of instructionTeacher facilitates student creativity
7How Is This Achieved? Effective Staff Development: Provides teachers with tools to implement engaging and challenging learning opportunities for students.Stresses that skillful instruction requires multiple approaches to teaching.Teaches how to group students for optimal learning.
8Student-Directed Instruction (cont.) Using technology to supplement textbooks and other printed resources
9Small Group Activity Activity One Question: What are some elements of a quality lesson?Discuss with your group and make a short listTime: 5 minutesCreate a large group list
10Does Your List Include? Standards-based Relevance Engages students Allows for reflectionAssessmentPromotes problem-solvingRequires critical thinkingUtilizes technology (information/communication)
11NOW. . .DO THISBill Bagshaw | General Director of Student Services Topeka Public Schools
12Small Group Activity Activity Two Question: What skills and interests do students demonstrate outside of school that can be brought into the classroom?Individually, make a listTime: 5 minutes
13Can you add to this list? Personal computing computer games E-mail Instant messagingCell phone Text messagingIpodDVDPlaystation/XboxInternet internet search chatrooms/discussion boards purchasing goodsDigital still/video cameras
14Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
15CREATING CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM Bill Bagshaw | General Director of Student Services Topeka Public Schools
16Richard Baraniuk: Goodbye, textbooks; hello, open-source learning Richard Baraniuk is founder of Connexions, a free, open-source, global clearinghouse of course materials. People in some 200 countries tap into its vast store of texts on everything from engineering to ornithology to music, adapting the content as they see fit
17Open Source Courseware Creative CommonsLight and Matter
32Why Create Your Own? Cost Ownership Customized Instruction Best PracticesCross-CurricularStudent EngagingEasily Modified
33Each Student Group Will Be Responsible for the Following: Conducting research on State Indicator to present to class.Dividing group responsibilities.Presenting information in a dynamic and interesting formatsvisual (PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Microsoft Word, posters, pictures)audio (speeches, eyewitness accounts, first-hand news reports).