Title

Putting the Active into Activities: Engaging Students in Their Learning

Location

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Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

Help motivate your students to increase their understanding of what they’re learning by getting them involved in the process. This interactive session lets the attendee experience learning as their students will, as the different activities are examined and modeled in a variety of subject matters. The activities create a greater understanding of the material for the students because the students have become part of the lesson. The lessons themselves have been adapted from traditional learning tools, such as worksheets, to students learning the same concepts cooperatively and kinesthetically. The attendee will leave with at least a half dozen different activities that can be adapted into any subject area and immediately implemented into the classroom.

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

FEATURED SPEAKER: Dawn Gafa-Davis, Professional Secondary Teacher, Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park, MI

Dawn Gafa-Davis has been a Mathematics and Science teacher at the high school level for 14 years, teaching 7 different subjects during that time. She has a Master’s degree in Education and worked in the automotive industry prior to becoming a teacher. She has served on the district curriculum council and school improvement committees, continually striving to help all students learn.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Caryn Ross, Professional Secondary Teacher, Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park, MI

Caryn Ross has been a French and Language Arts teacher for 22 years at both the high school and middle school levels. She has a Master’s and Specialist’s degree in Educational Leadership and it was through these degrees that she started connecting data and research into her classroom and why she designed school-wide interventions to improve student learning. Through research and assessment comparisons, she believes strongly in the necessity of Active Learning for students to connect with and engage in their learning.

Keyword Descriptors

Hgh school students, Traditional learning tools, Student motivation

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-2-2015 1:15 PM

End Date

3-2-2015 2:30 PM

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Putting the Active into Activities: Engaging Students in Their Learning

Scarbrough 3

Help motivate your students to increase their understanding of what they’re learning by getting them involved in the process. This interactive session lets the attendee experience learning as their students will, as the different activities are examined and modeled in a variety of subject matters. The activities create a greater understanding of the material for the students because the students have become part of the lesson. The lessons themselves have been adapted from traditional learning tools, such as worksheets, to students learning the same concepts cooperatively and kinesthetically. The attendee will leave with at least a half dozen different activities that can be adapted into any subject area and immediately implemented into the classroom.