How do we teach students to become self-navigating and engaged in their own learning journey? Acknowledging that these are learned competencies, our focus will be on strategies to cultivate learners who can self-direct, self-monitor, and self-assessment. Motivation is central to support our right-now learners to be confident and capable in the future. Our sessions will focus on three areas:
  1. Motivating and guiding our learners through personalized quest-based learning and

  2. Methods and strategies to help our learners become self-navigators and self- monitors in both traditional curriculum as well as their own projects and

  3. Developing a long term personalized digital portfolio to collect their work. Specific attention to self-regulation, self-motivation, and the ability to self-assess will underscore our workshop.
APPROACH: Interaction will be key in our sessions!
Session 1: Making Personalization Work in My Classroom
  • Clarify the differences and possibilities of individualized, differentiated, and personalized approach

  • Recognize the brain science behind human motivation to action

  • Review approaches to develop student inquiries emerging from the curriculum and their personal interests

  • DESIGN opportunities for students to write their OWN learning targets
Session 2: Quest Based Learning for Self-Navigators
  • Explore the key approach to Quest-Based learning

  • Analyze how Quest-based builds on and deepen inquiry-based learning

  • Walk through a step-by-step approach for engaging learners

  • Walk through approaches to developing goals-setting and time management approaches

  • Consider coaching strategies for encouraging students to make a “pitch” for a quest

  • Review examples of Quest-Based approaches
Session 3: Self-Assessment Tools to Develop Learner Confidence
  • Examine specific developmental tools to assist learners in self-monitoring their progress

  • Develop feedback in-person approaches to provide students purposeful evaluations

  • Develop feedback approaches in digital formats to support learner confidence

  • Examine approaches to co-created student rubrics
Session 4: Developing a Digital Portfolio that Documents the Learners Personal Journey
  • Examine approaches to digital portfolios that are long-term

  • Examine examples of digital portfolios for different age groups

  • Consider approaches for documenting the results of Quest-Based learning

  • Consider portfolios for your school year as composites and chronologies of the year’s learning

  • Develop approaches for using digital portfolios as assessments of student self-navigation
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs has engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies such as ASCD, NAESP, Learning Forward, the European Council of International Schools, the Near East School Association, the College Board, ADK International Sino-Canadian Schools in China, New Zealand’s Learning Network, the Kennedy Center, the Peace Corps World Wise Schools, Carnegie Hall, Australia ISV, the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN, the Near East School Association, the International Baccalaureate, the NY State Higher Education Commission, the CCSSO workgroup on Global Competencies, AASA, Newsela, Amazon Studios, and the Waterford Institute. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is laser-focused on how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future and is currently in collaboration with Allison Zmuda on developing tools, approaches, and a book on how to move forward post-pandemic with fresh approaches and building on lessons learned.

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October 2021
Each Session is for 2 Hours
New York 6:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm
Melbourne 8:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 4
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 10 or more
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