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Welcome to the Course! Instructional Strategies and Technologies for Adult Learning Linda Carling and Kristen Thompson.

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1 Welcome to the Course! Instructional Strategies and Technologies for Adult Learning Linda Carling and Kristen Thompson

2 Interview Your Partner Name Current Role Describe a memorable learning experience as an adult (positive or negative). What are you hoping to get out of this class?

3 Activity What does effective adult instruction: LOOK Like? FEEL Like? SOUND Like? Teach Timer:

4 Instructional Strategy A plan A process that improves learner performance Based upon adult learning theory and research

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6 Terminology Strategy –The process Approach –Ways to structure the strategy for optimal learning Techniques –Ways to help learners meet the learning outcomes Technology –A tool to augment instruction

7 Example 1: How to Bake a Cake Strategy: Peer coaching More experienced bakers pair with novice bakers Approach: Learner-centered, experiential Learners work with support to figure it out Techniques: Classroom management, pacing These techniques help to keep the class moving along. Technology: Blog Learners bake on their own at home and blog about it

8 Example 2: How to Bake a Cake Strategy: Direct Instruction Teacher provides step-by-step directions Approach: Teacher-Centered with Demonstration, then Guided Practice, then Independent Practice Teacher shows how to do it, and then the learners follow the process with support and then implement on their own. Techniques: Teacher Presentation, Checking for Understanding Teacher presents the process while periodically checking for learner understanding. Technology: Blog Teacher uses video to assist in explaining the process.

9 Syllabus

10 Instructional Planning

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12 Why is it important to plan what you teach? What factors affect your instructional planning?

13 Teams Team A Laura Carol Bill Jane Team C Kelli Lamarcus Emily Raquel Team B Lisa Raphe Kelly Amy Team D Dacia Pete Sarah Meredith Marcela

14 Enjoy a break and then please move to lab 328

15 Set Up Directions for Lab Work Start time: 8 p.m., End time: 8:10 p.m. (1)Please sit with your team. (2)Please pick up the ELC handout in the front and follow the directions on the handout to enroll in the Spring 2011, ELC Course Site.


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