As we were working with Canal Winchester teachers recently on a figurative language Design Challenge, we had an â€˜aha momentâ€™. The Design Challenge titled Delicious and Disgusting, was intended for participants to creatively solve a real-world marketing problem while incorporating figurative language elements.Â The teachers saw the authenticity of the challenge, but what slowly pervaded our conversations was an implicit emphasis placed on the power of an individualâ€™s perspective.Â As educators, we face daily situations that are â€œglass is half empty / glass is half full.â€ How a teacher or leader â€œspinsâ€ a situation for his or her students or peers ultimately affects the learning experience.Â Thatâ€™s quite an influence! Not trying to be too profound here, but this sure does give the phrase delicious and disgusting a duality in meanings!
As EnvisionEdPlus and our partners gear up for Ohioâ€™s 1stPersonalized Learning Design Lab (March 17th) we encourage schools and districts across Ohio to think deeply about the opportunity they have to re-envision school within their own communities.Â Â EnvisionEdPlus is partnering with The Learning Accelerator, Mastery Design Collaborative, PAST Innovation Lab and Pillar Technology for this great event where teams can work hand in hand with some of the most cutting edge businesses and non-profits in the personalized/blended learning arena. How your organization communicates innovation and personalized learning to your stakeholders will surely impact their perception of the work as â€˜disgustingâ€™ or â€˜deliciousâ€™.
Are you ready for a Learning Revolution? If you are ready â€“ or even just in planning stages â€“ the Personalized Learning Design Lab will be an amazing opportunity to connect, learn and prototype your efforts. Â Register soon – Â Early Bird ends February 19th.
Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it.
The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two â€œoffice hoursâ€ will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course.
The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class.
The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson.
Core content includes an overview of Ohioâ€™s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote).
In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year.
Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learnerâ€™s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your studentâ€™s learning.
This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms.
This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between â€œactiveâ€ and â€œrelationalâ€ based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking.
This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist.
The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learnerâ€™s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom.
Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge).
Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D.