Presentation on theme: "Teach Yourself What You Want to Know!. Be In Charge of Your Own Learning! How would the world look if you were your own teacher? As a teacher, what would."— Presentation transcript:
Be In Charge of Your Own Learning! How would the world look if you were your own teacher? As a teacher, what would you do differently to you the learner? As a learner, what would you expect of you the teacher? What would you choose to know more about?
So What is Stopping You??? Time Enough, Room Enough, Help Enough Time Enough, Room Enough, Help Enough
A.L.M. The Autonomous Learner Model The goal of the model is to facilitate the growth of students as independent, self- directed learners, with the development of skills, concepts, and positive attitudes within the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical domains (Betts & Kercher, 1999, p.43.) (Betts & Kercher, 1999, p.43.)(Betts & Kercher, 1999, p.43.)
A.L.M. Dimention Two: Skills to interact effectively with others Study skills, Critical and Creative thinking, Problem Finding and Solving Gather Knowledge with Technology then Synthesize Information and Experience Seek knowledge of Colleges and Careers Learn Methods of Organization Become Producers of Knowledge
IDLA The Technology for Gathering and Connecting you with Help Enough
IDLA The MissionThe Mission: The Mission …to increase education opportunities and choice…
IDLA The CoursesThe Courses: Electives undreamed of are available to you. Take them on-line because… The Courses –Nothing else like it is offered at our school –It is a great way to interact in the lab and on- line with other GT students –The lab and on-line teachers are excited about teaching you what you want to know –It is a way to get started now on your big goals
IDLA 7 th -9 th grade possible courses7 th -9 th grade possible courses: 7 th -9 th grade possible courses –Digital Photography –Military History Civil War –Intro to Languages: German, Spanish, Chinese –Project Civic Learning –Service Learning –Musical Foundations –Music in society –Psychology A –Spanish A
IDLA Can I handle it?: Can I handle it?: IDLA Student Manual
IDLA Registration –Once you find the class you want your Site Coordinator will help you register for the class –Before you take the class you will need to go through Orientation. It is a 5 hour class that will cover a Code of Conduct, Netiquette, Success Skills, and What If? scenarios. a Code of Conduct, Netiquette, Success Skills, and What If? scenarios.a Code of Conduct, Netiquette, Success Skills, and What If? scenarios.
IDLA In the IDLA Lab your Site Coordinator will help you… –Choose and register for your classes –Navigate Orientation –Take Quizzes and Tests –Communicate with your on-line teacher –Remember important dates –Check on Grades –Solve Technical Problems
IDLA TFSD PolicyTFSD Policy: TFSD Policy –If you take classes as part of the GT program, during the school day, you will not need to pay for them. –If you take classes that are already offered by the school you will need to pay for them The Course tuition is $50
Goals Time Enough No doubt there will be times when you are waiting for the next lesson…these are your chances for real genius. To know what you want and how to get it takes learning from people who know how to use goals. We can help with that. Filling empty spaces with goal achieving will take you far.
An Invitation Some people are content with allowing others to organize and run their learning. We suspect you are not one of them. Some people are content with allowing others to organize and run their learning. We suspect you are not one of them. You are invited to plan and experience schooling on your own terms. R.S.V.P.
Bibliography Betts, George. The Autonomous Learning Model for High School Programming Gifted Education Communicator, Fall/Winter 2003. 7/21/2006. http://www.alpspublishing.com/pdf_download/ALM_for_High_School_2003.pdf http://www.alpspublishing.com/pdf_download/ALM_for_High_School_2003.pdf Idaho Digital Learning Academy http://idla.blackboard.com/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_1_1