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  • Maximizing Engagement of All Learners

  • 3 Credits, K-12, Parent Engagement

Maximizing Engagement of All Learners for Colorado Teachers
Maximizing Engagement of All Learners

Teaching within the CCSS framework requires K-12 teachers to create equity of outcomes as well as equity of access to learning. For teachers to move deeper into teaching within the CCSS it is important that they develop a solid understanding of the principles of the CCSS.

This course has been designed with the goal of providing a framework which operationally defines engagement and promotes the value of maximizing engagement for all learners, providing research-based principles in which teachers can anchor their practices and, providing the characteristics of engagement-minded practices which both teachers and students will find motivating to implement.

Objectives:

Teachers will be able to:

  • Summarize the current need for personalization within a standards-based system
  • Define the difference between the achievement gap and the engagement gap
  • Articulate why what teachers do (teaching) and what students do (learning) are not equivalent
  • Understand the need for developing a gauge for engagement
  • Recognize why maximizing engagement for all learners requires extensive interactions with learners
  • Apply a number of potential pitfalls related to engagement (gaps, traps, wraps, and naps)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the need to formulate an engagement hypothesis
  • Review current research on the role of emotions in learning
  • Develop awareness of elements of a brain-friendly learning environment
  • Distinguish between good stress and bad stress levels that impact learning
  • Comprehend the role of fear for learners and strategies to help mitigate fear
  • Understand the elements of and a rationale for a student engagement self-reflection tool
  • Articulate the enduring questions for both teachers and learners and the pivotal nature of students enduring questions
  • Identify the features of a cycle of inquiry and the importance of using one to increase student engagement
  • Conceptualize success in teaching as interdependent with success of learners
  • Recognize the importance of connecting with students to develop strong teacher-student relationships
  • List characteristics of learning environments that alter the odds against or in favor of learning
  • Demonstrate understanding that a teacher's role is multi-faceted as an advocate, buffer and catalyst within the learning environment
  • Delineate the characteristics of a fixed ability mindset and an expandable ability mindset
  • Recognize how a growth-minded approach is integral to maximizing engagement for all learners regardless of academic achievement levels
  • Implement a teacher reflection strategy to determine whether student orientation is toward a fixed or expandable view of ability
  • Prepare a lesson or unit of instruction on the growth mindset for an entire class
  • Link the key teacher behavior of providing prescriptive feedback with the need for learners to receive informative communication during their learning process
  • Learn steps to providing effective prescriptive feedback
  • Recognize the research base that suggests particular kinds of praise can actually decrease engagement
  • Understand the benefits of providing prescriptive feedback
  • Understand the significance of encouraging student ownership of data about their own performance
  • Learn several methods for providing students opportunities to reflect on their own performance data over time
  • Describe the statements that may be typical of myths associated with engagement
  • Reflect on any overlap between current practice and engagement myths
  • Understand the role of behavior as a language for learners trying to satisfy unmet needs through their behavior
  • Recognize the covert and overt aspects of behavior and the challenges each can present for teachers maximizing engagement
  • Reflect on course content and applications to current teaching context
  • Create an engagement map to guide future learning interests

Maximizing Engagement of All Learners

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