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An old game with a new twist. Six Hats/Blooms/Marzano Differentiation Learning Styles Multiple Intelligences Left/Right Brain Authentic Assessments Rubrics.

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1 An old game with a new twist

2 Six Hats/Blooms/Marzano Differentiation Learning Styles Multiple Intelligences Left/Right Brain Authentic Assessments Rubrics Graphic Organizers Technology Flip Cameras Games Midas Muffler 4 MAT uses it all !

3 THE 4MAT® SYSTEM

4 Perceiving The 4MAT ® Model explains learning in terms of the ways people perceive and process information. Human perception–the ways people take in new information–occurs in an infinite variety of ways, all of which range between experience and conceptualization. Experience–Perception by personal engagement– sensations, emotions, physical memories; the immediate; the self. Being in it. Conceptualization–The translation of experience in conceptual forms–ideas, language, hierarchies, naming systems. An abstract approach to learning. Being apart from it. The interplay between the “feeling” of experience and the “thinking” of conceptualization is crucial to the learning process. It connects the personal values and perceptions of students to those of expert learners.

5 Processing Human processing – what people do with new information – occurs in an infinite variety of ways, all of which range between reflection and action. Reflection – Transforming knowledge by structuring, ordering, intellectualizing. Action – Applying ideas to the external world; testing, doing, manipulating. The interplay between the “ watching ” of reflection and the “ doing ” of action is crucial as it provides the impetus for acting on internal ideas. It encourages the learner to test ideas in the real world and adapt what they learn to multiple and ambiguous situations.

6 Learning Styles Together, perceiving and processing describe the whole range of the learning experience. While all learners engage in all types of learning, most seem to favor one particular type … Type One Imaginative Learning – Feeling and watching, seeking personal associations, meaning, involvement. Why? Making connections. Key question: Why? Type Two Analytic Learning – Listening to and thinking about information; seeking facts, thinking through ideas; learning what the experts think. What? Formulating ideas. Key question: What? Type Three Common Sense Learning – Thinking and doing. Experimenting, building, creating usability. Tinkering. How? Applying ideas. Key question: How? Type Four Dynamic Learning – Doing and feeling. Seeking hidden possibilities, exploring, learning by trial and error, self-discovery. If? Creating original adaptations. Key question: If?

7 Right and Left Mode Processing We know, too, that learning entails interaction between the right and left brain. Left – Operates best through structure, sequence. Prefers language, is sequential, examines the elements, has number sense. Works to analyze or break down information. Right – Operates out of being, comprehends images, seeks patterns, creates metaphors, is simultaneous. Strives to synthesize, consolidate information. The interplay between right and left is crucial to higher learning and thinking. It provides a greater range and depth of understanding and encourages creative expression and problem solving.

8 A Cycle of Instruction 4MAT offers specific guidance for any teacher to teach anything in a way that will appeal to all types of learners.

9 4MAT & Curriculum 4MAT offers a concept-based framework for curriculum and instruction that focuses on (1)Concepts, (2) Essential Questions, (3) Content & Standards and (4) Outcomes, and (5) Gives specific guidance on how to connect all of this to Learners.

10 4MAT & Assessment 4MAT offers teachers and trainers a guide for assessing learner growth through the course of a lesson.

11 Recalibrate your Instruction: 4MATION Software. Now online. Whether you are a new teacher looking for some great ideas or a veteran looking to enliven your classroom, 4MATION has something for anyone who teaches. Activate 4MAT. With a library of over 300 exemplary lessons, each adhering to the 4MAT method of instruction, you can start now with creating classroom experiences that will inspire and motivate learners. Instructional design software

12 Gain Access to Hundreds of Exemplary Units from all subject 4mation includes hundreds of exemplary 4MAT units, from all subject areas and for all grade levels. These units all include the foundational elements of 4MAT: connections to learners, right brain and differentiated instruction activities, ideas for engaging, informing practicing and creating with new learning.

13 Teaching Around the Wheel: Instruction The instruction tab in 4MATION offers teachers specific guidance on how to design and deliver more balanced instruction. From learner engagement To expert knowledge To hands-on practice Culminating with creative use of material learnedCulminating with creative use of material learned Learn the research-based 4MAT Method while you design great instruction! As you create new lessons, the software guides you through the process, taking you around the cycle of instruction, effortlessly creating lessons that appeal to all four styles of learners.

14 Guessing your Learning Style See what you are!? Quadrant One Characteristics *Learn by feeling experiences *Take time to reflect and ponder experiences *Seek meaning and clarity *Learn primarily in dialogue, by listening and sharing ideas *Excel in viewing these ideas from many perspectives *Have highly developed imaginations *Are insightful, absorbing reality *Thrive on a lot of reflecting time, especially when pondering new ideas *Work for harmony and clue in to the needs of others with ease *Tackle problems by reflecting alone and then brainstorming with others *Are forced into a conflict situation (which is usually difficult for them) and deal with it through dialogue and careful listening *Build trust through personal interactions *Seek to know the underlying values *Take in the climate

15 Quadrant Two Characteristics *Learn by thinking through experiences *Judge the accuracy of what they encounter *Examine details and specifics *Take the time to reflect and ponder on what they experience *Seek to achieve goals and to be personally effective *Integrate their observations into what they already know, forming theories and concepts *Excel in traditional learning environments and are thorough and industrious *Judge new learning by how theoretically sound it is *Are intrigued by how systems function *Look for structure *Thrive on stimulation lectures and readings *Seek continually and certainty and are wary of subjective judgments *Have clearly defined goals and monitor cutting-edge research in their fields *Want to be as knowledgeable and accurate as possible *Place high value on expert knowledge

16 Quadrant Three Characteristics *Learn by thinking through their experiences *Judge the usefulness of what they encounter *Take the time to figure out what can be done with what is learned *Seek utility and results *Integrate new learning by testing theories *Excel at down-to-earth problem solving, often tinkering to make things work *Learn best with hands-on techniques *Once learning has occurred, move quickly to mastery *Are pragmatists, need closure and prefer to get things done *Thrive in the company of competent people and excel at problem solving *Seek to get to the heart of things *Work for deadlines and “keep to the plan” *Like to be considered competent *Tackle problems quickly, often without consulting others *If forced into a conflict situation, deal with it by creating solutions

17 Quadrant Four Characteristics *Learn from their perceptions and the results of their experiences *Are open to all manner of sensory input *Take the time to consider the possibilities of what is learned *Seek challenges and are risk takers *Integrate present experiences with future opportunities *Learn primarily through self-discovery *Excel at synthesizing *Are flexible and flourish in challenging situations *Are enthusiastic about enriching reality, putting new “spins” on things *Thrive on chaotic situations *Seek to influence others *Are at ease with all types of people *Tackle problems with their intuition *If forced into a conflict situation, react emotionally and then move to cool rationality *Seek to know the possibilities

18 4 MAT just gives us the “shape” and “organization” to fit it all together!


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