A New View: Teaching, Learning & Creating
To help students meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world, teachers must become comfortable in the twenty-first century learning community. In this course, teachers will learn how to elevate traditional learning and add new layers to students' reading comprehension, critical thinking, and communication skills. The various course readings will enable teachers to step a bit outside their usual perspective and to look at the world we are preparing our students for. With this new perspective, participants will be able to question some of the assumptions they've held about teaching and learning, and make some movement in a new, energizing, and ultimately better direction.
As a result of participation in this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe six aptitudes that are quickly becoming essential for success in the 21st century
2. Reflect on how he/she integrates the six aptitudes into their teaching/classroom
3. Describe the elements of, and importance of, visual literacy
4. Increase his/her skills in visual literacy by producing a product utilizing relevant visual literacy tools
5. Create a lesson that incorporates visual literacy skills
Text(s): The required reading is found in the following texts:
Pink, Daniel H. (2006), A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Riverhead Books.
Riddle, Johanna. (2009), Engaging the Eye Generation. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.