Delivery of instruction needs to change; teachers are no longer the “sage on the stage”. “No more talkingheads!” But, have you ever hesitated to try out a new teaching strategy with a class of students, in a professional development workshop, or with a class of adult learners in a computer literacy class? What if it doesn’t work? What if the students don’t learn the skills that you are trying to teach? Is it better to just tell them how to do the skill?
This workshop is designed to give you hands-on experience with a variety of teaching strategies that can engage students actively in critical reading and inquiry (adapted from Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading by Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Nancy Steineke). We will try out interesting strategies like carousel brainstorming, conversation questions, point-of-view annotations, reading a visual image, alternative perspective writing, save the last word for me, and synectics. All of these strategies can be used quite effectively to teach the critical thinking and inquiry skills that students of all types and ages need to become independent learners.
• Inquiry-Based Learning
• Critical Reading Skills
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO
• Identify critical reading and inquiry-based teaching strategies
• Use instructional strategies to engage students with the inquiry process
Target Audience: School Librarians and Classroom Teachers (Grades K-12)
Barbara Stripling, Senior Associate Dean for the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and a former American Library Association President
Mount Saint Mary College
Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
Monday, March 23, 2015
8:30 am - 2:30pm
Free for DCBOCES SLS Members
A continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
This event is sponsored by the Kaplan Family Library, Dutchess BOCES, Orange-Ulster BOCES, and Sullivan BOCES. Dutchess SLS will have a limited number of seats for this workshop. Check MLP for registration information.