Sunday, October 28, 2012

Learning Design Nuts and Bolts

There's a lot of learning projects in the works right now including individualized fact smart paths, poetry project completion/personal narrative start, place value, rounding and large number addition/subtraction concept units, Native American culture study and animal adaptation exploration.  Many skills are embedded into these units including writing fluency and craft, reading fluency and comprehension, math facility and skill, tech integration, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking skills, communication and specific knowledge goals.

It's that time in the learning journey to take a few steps back and assess our efforts through reflection and content/skill assessment.  It's also time to meet with students to discuss the journey so far and the learning to come.  In this age of ready information the temptation to move too fast and ignore the need for reflection and adaptation to teach children well exists.  Hence the next couple of weeks will be weeks of finesse, review and thought before we embark on our next big learning events.