Student Engagement: How do we engage 21 st Century learners? Welcome Educators ISTE Conference 2011
What is a 21 st Century learner? A Vision of K12 students today video
How do we engage the learners? We need to use the technology that students use everyday to connect the content they are learning at school with their lives. We need to provide opportunities for students to interact with the content in a variety of ways. We need to let the students take the lead and be there to guide them.
According to our keynote speaker, Debbie Silver, “All students must be given a reasonable chance to learn and succeed,…When they are given this opportunity, they will be engaged, and reach beyond where even they thought possible. Raising the bar and steering kids toward self-efficacy is what teachers need to be doing in the classroom.”
Teacher Responsibilities: Provide interactive environment Learn to use the new technologies Engage the students Motivate the students Educate the students
Teachers of the past Classrooms of the 21 st century
Dr. Debbie Silver Educator for 30 yrs. Staff development instructor University professor Debbie's book, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Teaching Differentiated Learning, has just been updated and re-released by Incentive Publications.
Please welcome our keynote speaker, Dr. Debbie Silver!
References: Brewster, C., & Fager, J. (2000). Increasing student engagement and motivation: from time-on-task to homework. Northwest Regional Educational Library. DeLeeuw, K. E., & Mayer, R. E. (2006). A Comparison of Three Measures of Cognitive Load: Evidence for Separable Measures of Intrinsic, Extraneous, and Germane Load. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100 (1), 223-234. Jones, D. R. (2008, November). Strengthening Student Engagement. Retrieved February 11, 2011, from International Center for Leadership in Education: http://www.leadered.com/pdf/Strengthen%20Student%20Engagement%20white%20pape r.pdf Marks, H. M. (2000). Student Engagement in Instructional Activity: Patterns in the Elementary, Middle, and High School Years. American Educational Research Journal, 37 (1), 153- 184. Silver, D. (2011). Debbie Silver. In Debbie Silver: Consultant, Humorist, Keynote Speaker. Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://www.debbiesilver.com. Voke, H. (2002, February). Student Engagement: Motivating Students to learn. Retrieved February 11, 2011, from ASCD Info Brief: http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/infobrief/feb02/num28/Motivating- Students-to-Learn.aspx
Suggested resources Blogs Sites: http://www.wordpress.com http://www.edublogs.org http://www.weebly.com http://www.twitter.com Wiki Sites: http://www.wikispaces.com http://www.wetpaint.com Blogs Recommended Sites: http://www.wordpress.com http://www.edublogs.org http://www.weebly.com (includes extras like file sharing and discussion) http://www.twitter.com (micro- blog) Wikis Recommended Sites: http://www.wikispaces.com http://www.wetpaint.com Social Networking Recommended Sites: http://education.ning.com http://www.imbee.com http://www.classroom20.com http://todaysmeet.com/ (real- time networking) http://www.edmodo.com Ideas for the Classroom: http://socialnetworksined.wikisp aces.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/brain opera/facebook-strategies-for- the-classroom/ Media Sharing Recommended Sites: http://www.flickr.com http://www.teachertube.com http://www.screencast.com http://www.atomiclearning.com (tutorials for technology apps) Ideas for the Classroom: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh. edu http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wir ed/fil/pages/listdigitalpa.html Presenting and Media Creation Recommended Sites: http://www.prezi.com http://edu.glogster.com http://www.wix.com Ideas for the Classroom: http://newmedialiteracies.org/li brary/ http://projectnml.ning.com http://transformativeworks.org/ http://delicious.com/ebreilly Document Sharing Recommended Sites: http://www.slideshare.net http://docs.google.com http://www.issuu.com Ideas for the Classroom: http://www.google.com/educat ors/p_apps.html http://chronicle.com/blogPost/ Revisiting-Google-Docs- for/23721/ http://www.slideshare.net/acant one/google-presentation- 4835223 Virtual Worlds Recommended Sites: http://www.opensimulator.org http://www.clubpenguin.com http://www.leadingvirtually.co m Ideas for the Classroom: http://secondclassroom.ning.co m http://connect.educause.edu/Li brary/EDUCAUSE+Review/Ed ucationalFrontiersLearn/47221 Podcasting Sites: http://www.apple.com/education/digitalauthoring/podca sting.html Social Bookmarking Sites: http://www.delicious.com http://earth.google.com