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1 VanderWey, S., Brandt, B., K Hestad (May 2011). Building Successful Learning Communities Workshop presented at Healthy schools Summit, Seattle, WA 2011

2 Human Bingo Activity Directions: 1.Ask the questions. 2.Get only one signature per person. 3.Don’t sign your own. 4.Have fun.

3 Building Successful Learning Communities

4 Introductions Scott VanderWey WSU Director of Adventure Education Brian Brandt WSU Extension Faculty – Pierce County Kirke Mahy Hestad Mahy Counseling and Consulting

5 A Land Grant Research University

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7 7 Cat Herding How does this relate to you personally or professionally?

8 Re-grouping Strategies

9 Activity Directions: 1. Find a partner 2. Get back to back with them Check-In

10 Active Listening Eye Contact Body Language Focus Follow-Up Questions

11 11 Activity Directions: 1. Find a partner 2. Get back to back with them 3. Turn and introduce yourself 4. Share with your partner: A highlight from this year... Check-In

12 Expressing Gratitude Shake hands Make eye contact Thank them for sharing Find a new partner

13 13 Activity Directions: 1. Find a new partner 2. Get back to back with them 3. Turn and introduce yourself 4. Share with your partner: One gift you bring to teaching… Check-In

14 Expressing Gratitude Shake hands Make eye contact Thank them for sharing

15 By the end of the workshop you will be able to… 1. Identify what the basic elements of a Learning Community are. 2. Explain why Learning Communities are important. 3. Understand how to use tools & strategies to create a Learning Community. Learning Targets

16 Continued We also hope that you… Leave with a new paradigm and want to learn more!

17 Shifting Paradigms Instructor Rules Discipline React Curriculum Driven Old Paradigm New Paradigm Facilitator Norms Opportunities Respond Relevant Learning Rote Learning ProductProcess Relationship Driven

18 = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision Confusion Creating Second Order Change 2nd Order Change 1st Order Change = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision Sabotage Sporadic Change False StartAngerAnxiety

19 What is a Learning Community?

20 Snow Ball Fight Activity Directions: 1.On a 1/2 sheet of paper answer the question: What do you need to create an ideal community? 2.Wad up your paper and throw it toward someone across the room.

21 Workshop Norms Ideal Community Interested and committed colleagues Support from Admin. And more time for planning Cooperation Fun Human resources and positive belief that everyone can learn Leaders and followers, resources, a plan of what it will look like, skills, flexibility Start with people who really care about the audience and community Time to listen to each other so we can appreciate and trust each other Feel safe and supported to be heard Trust of community members that we need to be part of community Passion, commitment and willingness

22 A Learning Community is… Any group of people that come together with the intent to learn! Defining Learning Community

23 Community is… people who belong to a group with a common purpose with formal or informal rules or behavior expectations with common interests or abilities working towards a common goal Defining Community

24 Community is… Shared Membership Shared Purpose Shared Norms Shared Skills Shared Outcomes Defining Community

25 Learning Community Model

26 “The most promising strategy for sustained school improvement is developing the ability to function as a Learning Community.” Richard DeFour (Learning Communities at Work)

27 The Legend of Bagger Vance

28 Discussion Circles Activity Directions: 1. The person with the knot will be the speaker-- Everyone else will be practicing Active Listening. 2. Reflect and share: Why was Bagger Vance such an effective educator? How can you find your authentic swing in teaching?

29 Why Build Successful Learning Communities?

30 Relationships Relationships are positive and are essential for establishing optimal conditions for learning and include high expectations around challenging work, student social support for learning, and differentiation of instruction based on student needs. Powerful Teaching and Learning Through the Lens of Rigor, Reflection, Relevance, and Relationships Rigor Skills and/ or Knowledge are manifested as students develop conceptual understanding, not just recall. Refection Thinking is evident because teachers provide opportunities for students to respond to open-ended questions, explain their thinking process, and reflect to create personal meaning. Relevance Application of skills, knowledge, and thinking in relevant and/or real-world contexts is essential for engaging students in their learning and for helping students make connections that lead to understanding.

31 What Impacts Learning? Psychology and Educational Practice, Herber Walberg (2002)

32 40 Developmental Assets Protective vs. Risk Factors Social/ Emotional Learning Life Skills Development Different Research Strands

33 “At best, IQ contributes 20 % to the factors of success, which leaves 80% to Emotional Intelligence (EQ).” Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence)

34 (Hawkins et al., 1999; Malecki & Elliot, 2002) Increased Commitment to School Less Behavior Issues Improved Post-grad Employment Rates Improved attendanceReduced Expulsions Reduced Suspensions More Time Devoted to Schoolwork Improved Graduation Rate Increased Mastery of Subject Material Increased Positive School Climate Why Look at Social/Emotional Learning?

35 The Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets

36 More Assets Equals Higher Success

37 Fewer Assets Equals Lower Success

38 Average Number of Assets 21.5 19.8 17.8 17.416.9 17.2 18 0 5 10 15 20 25 681012 Grade Level Number of Assets

39 The more developmental Assets that can be built in young people, the more “Protective Factors” they have that lead to their overall success in school and in life. Michael Arthur, PHD University of WA in collaboration with OSPI WASL Correlation

40 Gotcha-Ya Activity Directions: 1.Place your right hand, palm up. 2.Place your left index finger above your neighbor’s right hand. 3.When you hear the magic work, 1.Try to grab your neighbor’s finger 2.Without allowing yours to be grabbed.

41 “At best, IQ contributes 20 % to the factors of success, which leaves 80% to Emotional Intelligence (EQ).” Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence)

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43 43 Repeat to Remember

44 Human Calculator Activity Directions: 1.This is played just like rock, paper, scissors, but you are a calculator that can add. 2.Find a partner, on three, pick a number from 1-5 and do the calculation. 3.Follow directions.

45 Intellectual Skills Social Skills Emotional Skills Life Skills for the Whole Child

46 Beach Ball Activity Directions: Orange- What did you learn? Green- What excites you about the research? Blue- What do you want to know more about? White- How does this relate to your role as an educator? Red- What will you do with this information? Yellow- free choice

47 How to Build Successful Learning Communities

48 Brain Research Neurons that fire together, wire together.

49 Learning Community Model

50 “Learning is only possible after a student’s social, emotional, and physical needs have been met.” Council on Adolescent Development

51 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Physiological Needs (Health, Food, Sleep) Safety Needs (Shelter, Removal from Danger) Love & Belonging Needs (Love, Affection, Being a part of a Group) Esteem Needs (Self-esteem, Esteem from Others)) Self-Actualization Needs (Achieving individual potential)

52 “The willingness to take risks, ask questions and make mistakes is a requirement for learning.” Deborah Meier (In Schools We Trust)

53 5/1/2015 The Method Frame Lesson Reflect Apply

54 Brain Research Neurons that fire together, wire together.

55 55 Schema

56 5/1/2015 The Method Frame Lesson Reflect Apply

57 “Experience in itself is neither productive nor unproductive, it is how you reflect on it that makes it significant or not significant.” Gavin Bolton, 1979 (Towards a Theory of Drama in Education) Reflection

58 Tools for Building Successful Learning Communities

59 Learning Community Model

60 = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision Confusion Creating Second Order Change 2nd Order Change 1st Order Change = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision = Trust ResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs Vision Sabotage Sporadic Change False StartAngerAnxiety

61 = TrustVisionResourcesSkillsPayoffAction Plan Values/ Beliefs 2nd Order Change = Trust Vision SkillsPayoff Values/ Beliefs Action Plan

62 Affirmations I appreciate that you… I enjoyed how you… I liked it when…

63 Movie Clip

64 Feedback In the future, you might consider… Next time, perhaps you could… This would be even better if… It would help me learn if you …

65 Roll of the Dice 1.A connection I made… 2.Something I’ll use... 3.I understand… 4.I’d like to know… 5.I’m excited about… 6.I have enjoyed…

66 Beach Ball Activity Directions: Orange- What did you learn? Green- What excites you about the research? Blue- What do you want to know more about? White- How does this relate to your role as an educator? Red- What will you do with this information? Yellow- free choice

67 Talking Knot Activity Directions: 1.The Person with the knot will be the speaker – Everyone else will practice Active Listening. 2. Reflect and share:

68 Call a Friend Activity Directions:

69 69 Consider: What is a Learning Community? How are Learning Communities created? Directions: 1. Think to yourself. 2. Discuss with a partner. 3. Share with your group. Think-Pair-Share

70 Class Movie

71 Freedom Writers

72 72 Affirmation- Something you appreciate Reflection- Something you learned Feedback- Something we can improve Activity Directions: On an index card, briefly write a text message to me answering: Text a Friend

73 Web Resources http://4h.wsu.edu/challenge/communities.html

74 WSU Extension (253) 445-4581 Scott VanderWey vanderwey@wsu.edu vanderwey@wsu.edu Contact Information


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