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Digital Content and Mastery Learning Chris Carr DRAFT
Background Information UW-Madison-Sec.Education and Biology (2006) CSU-Long Beach-M.A.-Urban Education: Focus on Critical Pedagogies (2011)
My experiences in education Starting 6 th year in Education (Fall 2011) Tiger Woods Learning Center (Anaheim) Centennial High School (Compton) CRAHS#11 (Watts) DRAFT
Session Objectives Understand the needs of digital 21st century learners and how to support their learning. Observation and reflection on applications of digital content. Development of Digital Content Toolkits. Develop a process to create a content-based Interactive Digital Agenda/Whiteboard aligned to 21st century college-readiness objectives/skills and content standards. Apply digital content resources to provide mastery learning of content standards for students. Apply skills to analyze standards and instructional guides and develop college-ready aligned activities. DRAFT
Lenses for Today Metacognitive experiences during activities today Student lens-How would a student experience these activities? Where would they struggle? Teacher lens-Which of these practices/strategies could you incorporate into your class? What would you do differently? DRAFT
Digital Content and Mastery Learning Digital Content-multiple tools(videos, animations, audio, images, tutorials) used to meet students’ various learning styles and abilities. Mastery Learning-variation and differentiation in instruction to support all students’ learning through individualized interventions/personalized learning.
Digital Content and Mastery Learning How does digital content support/facilitate mastery learning of content? By providing multiple opportunities for personalized learning through self-guided and self-paced learning experiences, and reflective exercises. (Bloom’s Taxonomy) Differentiated Instruction (Multiple Intelligences)
Started the year… Students checking in/out laptops Downloading templates/Microsoft Word documents from google website (biologyballers) and copying into a composition notebook Little personalization of coursework Submitting work through email (10 weeks into the year) Teacher as intellectual authority (banking method) No system for organization of student work DRAFT
Professional growth… Downloading documents/files from school website, and interacting directly with the content Editing and customizing own work Self-guided/paced work with deadlines Reflective activities Facilitator of knowledge construction (Constructivist approach) Students as technology leaders and innovators Easy to follow organization system for student work
Current Applications of Digital Content Nearly 100% Digital Online tutorials, animations, reviews games, articles, and videos. Web resources-for information (no textbook) Webquests Customizable documents for students to interact with Structured/scaffolded templates and graphic organizers Website design (Google, Weebly, SMARTtboard Software) Data/performance-based self-assessments Interactive Digital Agendas/Whiteboards-allows for self-reflection and monitoring of progess towards mastery. DRAFT
Obstacles in Year 1 Access to computers and internet outside of school Use of non-academic sites Parent understanding of Blended Model Technology failure/system crashes Battery life (PCs!) Plagiarism Navigating web resources (reliability) Systems not communicating w/each other (Datadirector, Excelsior)
Digital Content Framework (My Thoughts and Guiding Questions) Which standards are you teaching? What are the objectives (actions) that students should be mastering? What technology instructional tools can you use to help students learn this content? Where are the anticipated areas of struggle for your students? How will you support/scaffold their learning? How will you assess these assignments or course work? How will students demonstrate mastery of this standard? How will students reflect on and monitor their own progress? DRAFT
Digital Content Framework (My Thoughts and Guiding Questions) Goals for Standards/Objectives Anticipated Areas of Struggle Differentiated Tech. Instructional Tools Assessment Reflection/Re-teach
Summary Questions: What are some examples of how digital content can be used in a classroom? How can digital content be used to support differentiated and mastery learning for students? Explain the process of designing digital content in your own thoughts.