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Differentiating Core instruction by knowing the learner. Innovation Showcase Brie Beane & Vikki Stevens. Opening Tasks. Go to the i3 + C3 wiki i3c3.pbworks.com Think about what kind of learner you are: visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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An Introduction to Understanding Learning Styles

Differentiating Core instruction by knowing the learnerInnovation Showcase

Brie Beane & Vikki StevensOpening TasksGo to the i3 + C3 wiki i3c3.pbworks.com

Think about what kind of learner you are: visual, auditory, or kinesthetic.

Take a dot from your table and post it to the board under the Pre column for how you think you learn best. Red=Visual Green = Auditory Yellow=KinestheticMD says really fast, to frustrate group.

2Learning ObjectivesIdentify your particular learning style Understanding your particular learning style and how to best meet the needs of student with that learning style.Recognizing student behaviors in the learning environmentHow to provide opportunities for students to select and use the most effective learning style as they are working and learning.Before we get to teaching strategies that promote active student participation and engagement, we'll take a brief look at learning styles, another important aspect of learning that is useful to factor in to assignment and activity design. If everyone learned the same way, it would be easy to choose teaching strategies to optimize learning. How people learn, however, varies widely, as does individual preference for receiving and processing information. How does this influence teaching?

3Take the learning style InventoryGo to the wiki: http://i3c3.pbworks.comSelect a Learning Styles Inventory from those listed

Put your Dot under Post TestTake a dot, put it on the poster for where you really are.

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DIFFERENTIATIONCurriculum: Content/Process/ Product/EnvironmentStudent: Readiness/Interest/Learning Style i3 Webpage

Resources for later7Did you knowGrades K-2 are primarily taught kinesthetically

Grades 3-6 are primarily taught visually

Grades 7-12 are primarily taught auditorily

Did you also know Statistics reveal thatmost high school dropoutsarekinesthetic learners. 80%ofprison inmatesarehigh school dropouts. - Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) The Parent Project (a research-based parenting program) reports that 80% of the prison population are kinesthetic learners

Your modality indicates what you need to be able to:ConcentrateLearnProcess File InformationBut, What are Learning Styles?Basically, your learning style is the method you require that best allows you to gather and use knowledge in a specific manner.

STUDENT OUTCOMES: You will learn more easily and with greater success once you have unlocked your learning style and discovered the best methods for helping you learn. You may be surprised to discover just how well you can flourish in the classroom, even in subjects that you previously found difficult!

Point out that this is what teachers would share with students.11Typically learn through what they are able to see with their own eyes. These students jockey for the positions at the front of the class, must have front row theater seats and love to be right up front for sporting events in order to obtain the best view.Visual LearnersEFFECTIVE STRATEGIESKnow your Student Learning StylesVISUAL LEARNERSStudent can useClear visual cuesSee the big picture cuesSee information on WBNotetaking / visual imagesComputer typingConcept mappingGenre / report processes

Teacher can offerCharts, worksheets, diagramsWebbing, mapping, graphic organizersSeating in classUse FrameworksDiary notes, Organizational checklistsAssessment timetables

13Know your style of learning to avoid complex, stressful situationsChecklists,Concept mapping - Inspiration + Computer ACER book.Genre writing - targeting text,Interactive White Board - Geography LessonReading - doodle padsDiary Use - Purpose of HW.

Say, write, doSAY to a partner what you understand about VISUAL LEARNERS.WRITE on a sticky note how visual students may appear to be off task or how students could show what I know based on what youve just learned about VISUAL LEARNERS.DO/Using any materials (located in the center of your table), create something VISUAL that symbolizes what youve just learned.Auditory learners are very good listeners. They tend to absorb information in a more efficient manner through sounds, music, discussions, teachings, etc. These individuals will be more likely to record lectures so that they can replay them at a later time for study purposes.Auditory LearnersKnow your Student Learning StylesTHE AUDITORY LEARNERStudent can useClear instructions & directionsOral Expressive Language Listening oral presentation / multimedia supportsPraiseSight word vocabularlyComputer programsCalculatorsReading aloud

Teacher can offerBrief - to the point verbal cuesWritten supportsMedia supports - videosSpelling supportsComputer programs

16APD students - Sentence lengthAssessment: Use PP with oral presentationNew Learning - teach the vocab + spelling and in context. Mnemonics - Chemistry chartReading - listening to reading can model syntax and intonationSpelling: know the stages of development to provide strategy instruction when supporting student drafts.

ACTIVITY Can opener + RUDFSay, write, doSAY to a partner what you understand about AUDITORY LEARNERS.WRITE on a sticky note how visual students may appear to be off task or how students could show what I know based on what youve just learned about AUDITORY LEARNERS.DO/Using any materials (located in the center of your table), create something AUDITORY that symbolizes what youve just learned.Kinesthetic learners are tactile learners. They learn best through moving, doing, acting out and touching. Projects that are hands-on in nature are best for kinesthetic learners. Kinesthetic LearnersKnow your Student Learning StylesTHE KINESTHETIC LEARNERStudent can useHands on activitiesQuick writing activitiesMemory strategies

Teacher can offerConcrete ManipulativeResponsible rulesBreaksAssistive TechnologySeat changesGuided practice supportMeta-cognitive strategies

19Learners engaged in class; 30% - 70%: need to do observational check through tallying to determine pathway of improvement:Quick Mental break - determine if you will acceptCheck the work requirement - Chunk lesson activities.

Seating Arrangement:Direct and traditional - open forum (U) - Social and Collaborative (Groups) Teacher standing: know yourself where you place yourself - sitting,

Say, write, doSAY to a partner what you understand about KINESTHETIC LEARNERS.WRITE on a sticky note how visual students may appear to be off task or how students could show what I know based on what youve just learned about KINESTHETIC LEARNERS.DO/Using any materials (located in the center of your table), create something KINESTHETIC that symbolizes what youve just learned.MODALITY MOMENTBased on YOUR modality:VisuallyAuditoryKinestheticallyRecord/capture/note your overall learning or a-ha moments from this session.Reflecting/conclusionHow did the regular SAY, WRITE, DO segments increase your engagement and understanding? How might you use SAY, WRITE, DO in your classroom this week?Discuss at your table:What did you learn about Yourself?Your students?Your colleagues?Your family members?

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