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9:30 am - 11:30 am
Empower Learners with UDL: Build a Personal Learning Backpack for Agency
Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal, and Diana Petshchauer, AT for Education
Level: Beginner
Grades: All
A learner who has agency can self-advocate based on a good understanding of his or her strengths, challenges and personal interests. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with a process and a set of practical tools that will guide every learner in developing independent learning skills through the application of the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express. In this workshop, participants will learn about developing a Learner Profile (LP) in order to build their Personal Learning Backpack (PLB). When you identify how you learn best using the LP, the next step is to determine what tools/technologies, apps and skills you need in your PLB to support your own learning. Demonstrations and examples of LP's and PLB's will be provided along with time dedicated to exploring tools and technologies. Using different provided learner profiles, participants will work in groups to brainstorm tools, apps and resources that can enhance a strength or support a challenge of the learner in accessing information, engaging with content or expressing what they know. At the conclusion of the workshop, each group will share and reflect from the perspective of the learner about the tools and skills they need to develop agency and advocates of their own learning. Walk away with skills, resources and tools to create a learner centered environment in your classroom!
Equipment needed: Bring a laptop, iPad or Chromebook. Consider bringing a second device, if you have one.
Software needed: NA
Piscataquog (B)
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
A Learner with Agency is a Learner Who is Future Ready
Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal
Level: Beginner
Grades: All
As we try to educate all children to become independent and self-directed learners so they have choices in college, career, and life, our promise should be for each child to develop learner agency. But how can we as leaders fulfill that promise to create learner-centered environments where all children develop agency so that can pursue their passions and interests, take ownership to learning and be future ready? Participants will learn about a 3-step innovative process based on the learning sciences to develop agency with all learners. First, discover how you can empower learners (of all ages) to tell their story of who they are and how they learn and then create a Personal Learning Backpack of tools and skills to support their learning along with a Personal Learning Plan so that they can develop goals and action plans to become future ready for college, career and life.