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Module 1 Glog

"60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies"(NEA Staff, n. d.)

Constructivism Video! (Becker, 2011)

Active Learning &Web-Enhanced Lessons

I.Types of Tasks I've Been Taught to Assign StudentsMove pointer to right margin to scroll through info!*The list below was compiled from lecture notes (meredith, 2013) ♦Building Models♦Role Playing/Simulations♦Guided Inquiries/Problems♦Games♦Debates♦Discussion Panels♦Conducting Experiments♦Cooperative Learning Projects♦Learning Center Activities♦Reflections ♦ In my SLIS courses, I have also been instructed in assisting students in completing Big6 projects and in preparing Pathfinders to assist students in completing research. ♦ In The School Change and the Internet class that I am currently enrolled in, the latest module has emphasized applying Project Based Learning as a way to engage students with lessons in a meaningful fashion. Though I found all of the course materials related to this concept interesting, In the Edutopia (2010) video Project-Based Learning: An Overview, I particularly liked the way that Bruce Alberts likened students engaging in PBL to them imitating the kinds of activities that scientists actually engage in as opposed to the tedium of rote memorization.

Dales Cone of Experience(Alabama Department of Education, 2011)

Blooms Taxonomy(Overbaugh & Schultz, n.d.)

ReferencesMove pointer to right margin to scroll through list!!Alabama Department of Education. (2011). Alabama professional development modules: D. creating, evaluating, and selecting instructional resources. Retrieved from Akron Global Polymer Academy. (2013). Learning cycle. Retrieved from, A.K. [MsAKBecker]. (2011, February 3).Bruner - Constructivism in Education [Video file]., B. & Eisenberg, M. (2013). Information & technology skills for student success: Welcome to the Big6. Retrieved from Institiute for Education. (n. d.). Project based learning: Online resource for PBL. Retrieved from, H. (n. d.) Zone of proximal development. Retrieved from Broadcasting Corporation. (2004). Workshop: Constructivism as a paradigm for teaching and learning. Retrieved from [Edutopia]. (2010, July 30). Project-based learning: An overview. Retrieved from, R. (n. d.). Student-centered teaching and learning. Retrieved from, A. [Andrew Johnson]. (2010, June 7). Indirect instruction [Video file]. Retrieved from (2013). Constructivism. Retrieved from, C. D. (2013). Lecture on indirect instructional strategies. Personal collection of C. D. Meredith, University of Memphis, Memphis TN.Mills, S. C. (2006). Using the Internet for active teaching and learning. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall. Mueller, J. (2012). Authentic assessment toolbox. Retrieved from (n. d.) 60 Student-centered teaching strategies. Retrieved from (2013). 5Es overview: The 5E instructional model. Retrieved from Overbaugh, R. C. & Schultz, L. (n.d.) Blooms taxonomy. Retrieved from (Library science). (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from, R. [Richard Rees]. (2008, March 17). ZPD and scaffolding. [Video file]. Retrieved from, M. (August 8, 2012). Five characteristics of learner-centered teaching. Retrieved from* All images were produced/provided by

The Learning Cycle (5E's)(Akron Global Polymer Academy, 2013)

III.Effective Educational Strategies for Web-Based LessonsMove pointer to right margin to scroll through info!!But first a little background information... ♦According to Mills (2006), generative learning affords students the opportunity to be involved in, invested in, and mindful of the educational process, while at the same time stimulating intellectual growth via making associations between multiple forms of new input and previously held knowlegde. As Mills aforementioned writing also points to the constructivist nature of generative learning and its ability to bring various information sources into a revelatory or significant amalgam, it seems as if associated teaching strategies such as the ones below should help provide the sort of education to students that is meaningful and has real-world applications. ♦Authentic Assessment As per Mills (2006), task driven methods that are student centered, problem oriented, or web-based call for systems of evaluation that consider the sum of a student's involvement as well as the end result. Also relevant, is the idea that schools should be preparing and evaluating students with regard to their success when faced with the kind of actual situations that they will encounter in their lives outside of school, as put forth by Mueller(2012). Considering that the nature of the tasks listed in the first section of this poster are all active, learner centered, and basically problem or project based, it seems as if they would all call for authentic assessments. Clearly, allowing students options when it comes to types of media and leeway in the way that they pursue various assignments would call for variation in assessments as well. ♦Scaffolding According to Mills (2006), at its core scaffolding consists of the educator using their position of greater experience to direct or guide students in their educational endeavors in various ways, with decreasing teacher aide as the learner masters a particular skillset or task. Likewise, Coffey (n.d.) stresses the importance of educators providing students with problems relative to Vygotsky's "Zone of proximal development," or in other words, not too far removed from their present level of ability. As in the previous teaching/learning strategy, the technique of scaffolding appears as if it could apply to all of the different types of tasks listed in the first section of this document. Though it might seem somewhat of a daunting task, educators apparently need to really apply themselves and have an extremely diverse skillset in order to provide the sort of individualized education that scaffolding necessitates.

II.What Tasks Indicate About My Theoretical Approach to EducationMove pointer to right margin to scroll through info!!♦Adherent of Constructivist Teaching Methods ♦Thinking about things we have experienced molds our perception of the world. (Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 2004) ♦Our realities are subjective; new info is judged qualitatively and accepted or rejected based on previous occurances.(, 2013) ♦Bygbee's 5E Constructivist Learning Cycle provides a model by which educators can design constructivist lessons.(NASA, 2013)♦Promoter of Student Centered Teaching Methods ♦These strategies make the student the focal point of the lesson, and involve active, cooperative, and inductive learning.(Felder, n. d.) ♦Student Centered Strategies allow the learner to be involved in, invested in, and aware of the educational process, and encourage students to work together.(Weimer, 2012)♦Believer in Indirect Teaching Strategies♦ Click this link for an incredible video on indirect instruction(Johnson, 2010)♦Practitioner of Project Based Learning ♦At least as of the latest module in my School Change and the Internet course, I consider myself to be a proponent of the PBL movement. I like the way that according to Buck Institute for Education (n.d.) PBL both fosters group efforts and provides students with experiences that are reminiscent of real-world scenarios.

Scaffolding Video!! (Rees, 2008)

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