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Wednesday, July 26 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Wilkie - #Q2Learn: Students driving their thinking & learning through “Q”uestioning; the essence of an innovative learning environment

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The Common Core standards are all about staking a “Claim” and finding “Evidence”. Is that enough? Or do students also need to ask questions, identify problems and share thinking? Students making their own meaning is not a new idea, but the advent of the Internet has reintroduced it as a growing tenet of innovative and thoughtful learning environments. Today our challenge is to determine how to provide learners the time, confidence and mental space to create meaning.
Inspired by Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, this session is specifically designed to consider effective questioning techniques and student-led discussion strategies as vehicles for advancing student learning rather than for
assessing or checking their understanding. Join us as we explore strategies and share resources for developing learning routines:
  • to make students’ questions and thinking more accessible for exploring, discussing, connecting and synthesizing
  • to enhance student-led discussions where all students are engaged in the conversation and thinking
  • to nurture a learning culture of inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk takers

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Sara Wilkie

Head of Learning Design, November Learning
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
White Hill Boston Park Plaza
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