Free After School Seminar for Teachers
Applying the skills of effective learning for success at school.
After each student learning course one of our presenters will be available to run a one hour after-school seminar for teaching staff for no charge. This seminar introduces the idea of using the classroom experience to develop within each student, the skills of the self-regulated learner. Helping teachers learn how to shift from a transmission teaching style to a more facilitative one by utilising excellent digital resources in every subject area. How to focus on the skills of learning being employed by the students and improving those while enabling students to gain the content knowledge they need through inquiry learning.
There is no limit on numbers for this seminar.
Teaching with 21st C (ATL) Skills in Mind
One of the difficulties in designing standard courses to help all schools to move ahead down the 21st C or ATL skills teaching path is that every school is at a different point in their development and has different needs. In recognition of these differences the workshop programme you will see below has been divided up into nine specific topics each with a descriptor and a time frame for delivery.
Each topic can stand alone as a short workshop or can be built together into a maximum of three full days of workshop delivery. Schools are encouraged to build their own programme out of the topics listed below and to consult thoroughly with Lance before delivery to make sure that their programme meets their specific needs.
All topics will be delivered in a workshop style and are all designed to give schools clear practical strategies for design, mapping, vertical and horizontal articulation, implementation, administration, assessment and teaching of 21st C ( ATL) skills.
Topic 1. Introduction – 1 hour
- What are the most important 21st Century skills for a digital age?
- What is the evidence of the need for these skills in the present student population?
- What are the links between the IB ATL framework and 21st Century skills?
- What is the overall aim, rationale and structure of any ATL (21st C) skills-based programme?
Topic 2. Self-Managed Learners – 1 hour
- What are the skills of the autonomous, self-managed learner?
- What is the connection between self-management and self-regulation of learning?
- How can teachers help students to take responsibility for their own learning and develop into autonomous, self-managed learners?
- How do you teach a skill?
- What are the levels of proficiency of skill acquisition?
Topic 3. Design and Implementation of a Core Generic ATL (21st C) Skills programmes – 2 hours
- Differentiating between Core Generic and Subject Based ATL (21st C) skills
- Structural frameworks of Core Generic ATL (21st C) skills
- Core Generic ATL (21st C) skill Introduction, Practice and Mastery – across all programmes
- Achieving ATL (21st C) Core Generic skill development across a student’s school life from K-12
- Mapping Core Generic ATL (21st C) skill articulation horizontally and vertically
- Teaching strategies for Core Generic ATL (21st C) skills
- Best practice in ATL (21st C) implementation design
Topic 4. Affective ATL (21st C) Skills – Teaching Resilience, Courage and Failing Well – 2 hours
- What is the significance of failure and a student’s reaction to it?
- How can students (and teachers) learn how to “fail well”?
- What is the role of attribution and causality in success, failure and motivation?
- How can students learn to be more resilient and more self-motivated?
- How can Affective ATL (21st C) skills be implemented across all programmes?
- What are strategies for “teaching” Affective ATL (21st C) skills?
Topic 5. Design and Implementation of Subject Specific ATL (21st C) Skills – 2 hours
- Aligning Subject Specific skills with summative assessments – what skills are needed in each subject to give students advantage in their summative assessments?
- What are the top 10 Subject Specific skills in each subject area?
- Subject Specific ATL (21st C) skill Introduction, Practice and Mastery
- Mapping Subject Specific ATL (21st C) skill articulation horizontally and vertically
- Teaching strategies for Subject Specific ATL (21st C) skills
Topic 6. Metacognition and ATL (21st C) Skills Assessment – 2 hours
- What is the difference between meta-cognitive knowledge and meta-cognitive performance?
- How can teachers raise meta-cognitive awareness in students?
- Is it possible to assess ATL (21st C) skills in isolation?
- How can students improve their own performance through meta-cognitive reflection on subject matter, ATL (21st C) skills and teaching/learning strategies?
- Developing self-assessment practices
Topic 7 – Inquiry, Blended and Self-Managed Learning – 2 hours
- What are the teaching/learning practices that generate student motivation and achieve highest levels of understanding?
- POSBGIL – constructing and managing different styles of inquiry learning
- Utilising good quality internet resources to design inquiry based blended learning experiences
- How can teachers design learning experiences that use ATL (21st C) skills, achieve subject objectives and promote the development of self-managed learning at the level of self-regulation?
- Aligning inquiry based teaching practice with assessment