with Julie Stern
October 6, 13, & 20, November 3.
Time: 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Target Audience: Grade 3-12 Educators
Credit: One optional university credit is available for attending all webinars and participating in online discussions and assignments ($145)
Teach students to use their learning to unlock new situations in Social Studies and other disciplines as well.
How do you prepare your students for a future that you can’t see? And how do you do it without exhausting yourself? Teachers need a framework that allows them to keep pace with our rapidly changing world without having to overhaul everything they do.
In this four-part webinar series, Julie Stern will guide you through Learning That Transfers, empowering teachers and curriculum designers alike to harness the critical concepts of traditional disciplines while building students’ capacity to navigate, interpret, and transfer their learning to solve novel and complex modern problems.
Using a backwards design approach, these webinars will take teachers step-by-step through the process of identifying curricular goals, establishing assessment targets, and planning curriculum and instruction that facilitates the transfer of learning to new and challenging situations.
Using the Visible Learning framework Julie will demonstrate that learning is not an event, but rather a process in which students move from surface-level learning to deep learning, and then onto the transfer of concepts, skills, and strategies. Encouraging learners to explore different facets of society, history, geography, and more, best practices for applying visible learning to social studies curriculum are presented through:
· A scaffolded approach, including surface-level learning, deep learning, and transfer of learning
· Examples of strategies, lessons, and activities best suited for each level of learning
· Planning tools, rubrics, and templates to guide instruction
October 6 – The role of concepts in learning
- Explore the science of learning to understand how concepts aid retention and transfer of learning.
- Choose disciplinary lenses, anchoring concepts, and sub-concepts to guide a unit of study.
October 13: Fostering deeper understanding
- Investigate how questions can guide learning and point student attention to deeper structural patterns of the discipline.
- Write compelling and conceptual relationship questions that engage students and build organizational structure in students’ brains.
October 30 : Promoting Similar Transfer
- Determine specific instances, case studies, historical contexts, or current events, where students will apply their learning to unlock a new situation.
- Find or create novel contexts where students can apply conceptual understanding.
November 3: Promoting More Complex Transfer
- Consider more complex instances, case studies, historical contexts, or current events, where students will apply their learning to unlock a new situation.
Julie Stern is the best-selling author of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary and Secondary, Visible Learning for Social Studies, and Learning That Transfers. She is the thought leader behind the global workshop series Making Sense of Learning Transfer, and is a certified trainer in Visible Learning Plus. Her passion is synthesizing the best of education research into practical tools that support educators in breaking free of the industrial model of schooling and moving toward teaching and learning that promotes sustainability, equity, and well-being. She is a James Madison Constitutional Fellow and taught social studies for many years in Washington, DC and her native Louisiana. Julie moves internationally every few years with her husband, a US diplomat, and her two young sons. Her website is www.edtosavetheworld.com.