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Strategies That Work, Part 2: Surface Learning Strategies
The purpose of the course is for you to adapt Surface Learning strategies for your own use in the classroom. The content is intended for those who may or may not be familiar with John Hattie’s work as elaborated on in Visible Learning. This particular course focuses on building a foundation on Surface Learning Strategies that focus on the introduction of new content to students.
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Self-Paced Online Course
Strategies That Work, Part 2: Surface Learning Strategies is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
|Module 1||Introducing Evidence-based Instructional Strategies||In this module, participants learn about John Hattie’s research as explained in Visible Learning. We will also explore several ways to organize high-effect size instructional strategies.|
|Module 2||Surface Learning Strategies (d=0.85)||In this module, you’ll explore surface learning strategies that can accelerate student learning in a school year. This module provides background knowledge on several strategies such as the jigsaw method, summarization, flipped classroom, and others. It sets the stage for an even deeper exploration of specific surface learning strategies in this course. The average effect size of the surface learning strategies shared in this course is d=0.85. (or more than two years' of growth in one academic year).|
|Module 3||Jigsaw Method (d=1.2)||In this module, you will discover the difference between ineffective and effective jigsaw approaches in use today. Mastering the correct jigsaw approach (the three-step jigsaw method) can have a profound effect on student learning. You will also discover how to adapt various technologies to scaffold your use of the jigsaw method. You will learn how to configure digital tools in support of the Jigsaw Method.|
|Module 4||Summarization (d=0.74)||In this module, you will find out why summarization is a marker of reading comprehension. What's more, you will see how technologies like digital highlighters and annotation tools can play a part.|
|Module 5||Vocabulary Programs (d=0.63)||In this module, we jump into vocabulary programs. Learning content vocabulary is essential to reading comprehension in any subject area. If your students know the vocabulary, then chances are they are going to be able to comprehend what they read. You will get a chance to see how technologies like Padlet, Popplet, Quizlet, and Google Slides can support these programs.|