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1 Carol Koechlin April 19, 2011 Where do we start?

2 The Process Build a TeamCreate a VisionStart with Program Develop Resources and Create Spaces to Support a Learning Together Program Gather Evidence and Keep on Getting Better Carol Koechlin

3 The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus What do you think you know? What do you want to find out? Where can you get more information? What keywords will help you with searches? Carol Koechlin 20113

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5 Teach THINK! Teach Learning to Learn Carol Koechlin

6 It’s Critical!  A future literate culture will be determined not only by its literature-fiction and non-fiction – but also by newspapers, magazines, television, computers, networks, films, hypertext, e- mail and other forms yet to be created.  We want critical understanding to become a habit of mind. David Booth It’s Critical Carol Koechlin

7 Design for High Think Sound instructional design Collaborative knowledge building Technology for learning Guided inquiry Metacognition Think Models support DI Carol Koechlin 20117

8 Provide many paths Classroom teachers can work to the benefit of many more students by implementing patterns of instruction likely to serve multiple needs. Tomlinson and McTighe Integrating Differentiated Instruction + Understanding by Design Carol Koechlin

9 Background to Question Model Carol Koechlin

10 Read, View, Listen Model Carol Koechlin

11 Education is about learning! Education is about learning! Integrating Differentiated Instruction +Understanding by Design Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe Learning happens within students, not to them. Learning is a process of making meaning that happens one student at a time Carol Koechlin

12 Differentiated Instruction in the Library Learning Materials (Content) Ways of Learning (Process) Ways of Demonstrating Learning (Product) Learning Environment Carol Koechlin

13 A Vision for the 21 st Century We will use the Read, View, Listen Model to help us consider how the Learning Commons supports Differentiated Instruction. Read and discuss Pages Create a slogan to demonstrate the role of the LC in DI. Tweet your slogan. Carol Koechlin

14 Matrix Model Carol Koechlin

15 What (where) are you wearing today? Examine items you are wearing today. Find out where the items were manufactured. Prepare a sticky note for each item Share items with your group. Create a matrix on chart paper to sort and organize your stickies. Types of items Countries Stick your notes on the matrix in the most appropriate cell. Share and compare with another group. What observations can we make from the distribution of data in the matrix. So What? Who are our major trading partners What next? Compare the matrix with expert information. (encyclopedia, almanacs, government websites) Carol Koechlin

16 Question Builder Chart Question Builder Chart Koechlin and Zwaan Q Tasks Pembroke 2006 isdidcanwouldwillmight Who What When Where How Why Which Carol Koechlin

17 Establishing a Community of Learners Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21 st Century by C.Kahlthau, L. Maniotes & A. Caspari “Inquiry learning is a social process in which students learn from each other in a community of learners.” Carol Kuhlthau Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century Carol Koechlin

18 The Information to Knowledge Journey Carol Koechlin

19 Information to Knowledge Journey Reading Engagement – pages Multiple Literacies – pages Critical and Creative Thinking – pages Discovery and Guided Inquiry – pages Learning to Learn – pages Carol Koechlin

20 Information to Knowledge Journeys in Greater Essex County D.S. B. Read and discuss your section of program in the Learning Commons. Think about where you are now. Consider ways to turn your current program into a learning partnership. How can you involve more teacher and student input? How can you help students to take more ownership of their own learning? What virtual learning spaces can you build for learning together? Carol Koechlin

21 Info Smarts - Learning to Learn Improving Skills Habits of Mind Responsibility Knowledge Building Skills Learning Literacy Skills Technology Skills Collaborative Skills Intellectual Curiosity Self reliance and Leadership Critical and Creative Thinking Interdependent Thinking Work Ethic Academic Honesty Helping others Work Safely and Ethically Value and Respect Carol Koechlin

22 Learning to Learn “Learning is the work……whatever is taught must be steeped in learning through reflective action.” (Fullan, 2008) Carol Koechlin

23 Big Think about Content and Process: Big Think about Content and Process: What We Know; How We Learn It Carol Koechlin Content Knowledge 21 st Century Skills Process

24 The BIG THINK Elevates projects The product isn’t the end, it is the beginning! Transform learning into something new Collective knowledge building Carol Koechlin Bottom line –Build on student understanding to keep the thinking flowing!

25 It’s not a box! So what is it? Think about the box. Think outside the box. Open the box. Transform the box. Carol Koechlin

26 GECDSB TLs BIG THINK There are many barriers in schools that keep us in ‘boxes’ that we are not comfortable with. So What? In your groups, discuss how the Learning Commons approach releases you from your ‘box’! What Next? What action will you take to use our new collective knowledge to transform school libraries and programs? Lead the way! Lead the way! Carol Koechlin


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