Learning Circles

who were " falling through the cracks , " this group formed a learning circle that met over a 2 - year period to design and implement a nontraditional , interdisciplinary program . The most impressive learning for the members of the ...

Author: Michelle Collay

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0803966768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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The "Golden Age" Of Antibiotics Is Over Deadly new organisms, resistant to all known antibiotics, are emerging all over the planet and gaining ground FAST... It's over The truth is, the comfortable world as we have known it for the last 60 years is coming rapidly to an end. Bacteria are deadly and the short period of time where we were able to control them is vanishing fast. Because of their fantastic power of multiplication (doubling every 20 minutes or so), that new strain could be all over the Earth within months, or even weeks. You've heard of MRSA, everyone has heard of MRSA. But did you know that in 2009 an even more virulent new strain of MRSA emerged, that is FIVE TIMES more deadly and kills 50% of its victims? But it's not just MRSA. Now we have VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus), which is far more deadly than MRSA (100% fatal septicemia). Also we now have PRSP (penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae). It is reported that out of 100,000 hospitalizations for pneumonia, 40% are now due to this organism And don't forget, resistant syphilis is back on the loose. Syphilis (Lues) was one of the most feared of all diseases for centuries and kept young men and women in terror of the act of sexual union. Our old enemy TB is on the prowl too, with a new strain which is classed MDR (multiple-drug resistant). In Germany in the summer of 2011 A deadly new strain of E. Coli emerged, that is highly resistant to antibiotics and killed hundreds in Europe on it's unstoppable rampage. If you are not worried about this deteriorating position, you should be. False reliance on drugs and pharma medicine has proven to be a weak strategy: the game is LOST The Truth Is: You can't hold back bacteria. They are too overwhelmingly numerous and powerful. But there is GOOD news... In the days before antibiotics not everyone died of their infections. There were scores of great, workable non-drug solutions to infections. These remedies still work You need to get to know them, get re-acquainted with our folklore and natural heritage again and fast. You never know when the next outbreak will sweep your neighborhood. It's important to strengthen your immune defenses, of course. But you also need to go on a short education course of learning what your antibiotic-alternative options are. To make it easy for you, Dr. Keith has compiled a comprehensive report of all the suitable alternatives, with scientific studies to support them. You'll be amazed just how many humble home remedies and plant-based solutions have been studied scientifically and demonstrated to work effectively. PLUS, he has given you lots of very modern possibilities that were not even dreamed of in the era before antibiotics. This is the AUTHORITY report you have been waiting for. Dr. Keith is well known for demanding minimum scientific standards, not just myth, "wise woman stories" and ignorant conjecture.

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Although there is a circle facilitator, the learning circle is an exercise in participatory management. The participants are the leaders of their project, and the leaders are also participants in the projects of others.

Author: Anna DiStefano

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265230

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 406


In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences

Differentiation in Practice

LESSON SEQUENCE AND DESCRIPTION TEACHER COMMENTARY Learning circle discussions differentiated by readiness. Once students are in their home groups, provide them with their readiness-based learning circle assignment: A, B, C, ...

Author: Carol A. Tomlinson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416600503

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 385

View: 619


This third book in the Differentiation in Practice series presents annotated lesson plans to illustrate how real teachers incorporate differentiation principles and strategies throughout an entire instructional unit.

Augmenting Health and Social Care Students Clinical Learning Experiences

For this study, the clinical facilitators were provided with one 2.5- hour seminar. This was followed up with a research team member attending the first learning circle and providing feedback to the clinical facilitator.

Author: Stephen Billett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030055608

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 833


This edited volume offers a range of insights about, practices of and findings associated with enrichening health and social care students’ learning by their engagement in educational processes during and after the completion of their practicum experiences in health and social care settings. That is, using post-practicum intervention to augment and enrich those learning experiences. The collected contributions here draw on the processes of trialing and evaluating educational processes that aimed to enrich those practicum experiences for purposes of improving students’ understandings, abilities to address patients’ needs, and health and social care related dispositions. These processes and findings from these processes across medical, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, pharmacy, exercise physiology, dietetic and speech pathology education speak directly to educators in both clinical and educational settings in the health and social care sectors. These messages, which arise from educators and clinicians enacting and evaluating these interventions, offer practical suggestions as well as conceptual advances. The reach of the accounts of processes, findings and evaluations is not restricted to this sector alone, however. The lessons provided through this edited volume are intended to inform how post-practicum interventions might be enacted across a range of occupational fields.

Education and Technology

puter messages to share information with a circle of distant peers on projects requesting information about ... Similarly, in Learning Circles teachers from distant classrooms form a resource team for working with all of their students.

Author: Ann Kovalchick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576073513

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 739

View: 847


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Self Peer and Group Assessment in E Learning

Online learning circles are teams of learners situated in diverse locations who share a common goal of acquiring a deeper understanding of topics arranged around themes (Riel, 2004). Learning circles (also called study circles) have a ...

Author: Roberts, Tim S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591409670

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 125


"This book encourages the development of higher-quality learning and assessment practices and describes the principal characteristics of self-assessment, peer assessment, and group assessment with guidelines for effective implementation"--Provided by publisher.

Self Regulated Design Learning

These factors, along with other influential social-cognitive factors, directly and indirectly affect each individual's learning circles. In other words, the social environment is in a sense a cognitive environment whereby an individual ...

Author: Matthew N. Powers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317597278

Category: Architecture

Page: 204

View: 802


Self-Regulated Design Learning: A Foundation and Framework for Teaching and Learning Design reframes how educators in architecture, landscape architecture, and other design disciplines think about teaching and learning design. The book weaves together concepts of constructivism, social cognitive theory, and self-regulated learning into a solid theoretical foundation for innovative teaching that emphasizes meaning, memory, problem solving, and mastery. The central goal of self-regulated design learning is making design learnable so that students are encouraged to become active, engaged participants in the design learning process. Key features of the book include: examining the issues, values, and challenges of teaching and learning in design, exploring select educational theories and concepts relevant to design pedagogy, illustrating the pivotal relationships between design learning and self-regulation, and discussing pedagogic techniques that support self-regulated design learning and lead to greater student achievement and performance. Self-Regulated Design Learning: A Foundation and Framework for Teaching and Learning Design provides numerous examples and applications to help design educators understand how to implement the self-regulated design learning methodology in their studios. Through this book, design educators will discover new ways of encouraging meaningful design learning through an advanced approach that is empowering, inspiring, and vital.

Professional Development

After participants are selected and initial goals are established, members of the learning circle will begin sharing ... Learning circles can be powerful and democratic ways to develop job- embedded professional development; however, ...

Author: Sally J. Zepeda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317926009

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 616


This top-selling book will serve as the compass and road map to your school’s professional development journey. A comprehensive and authoritative resource you will go to again and again, this book helps guide principals, directors of professional development, school/district committees, and other leaders in creating an effective professional development program that moves ideas from knowledge to action. Topics include: Learning Communities Job-Embedded Learning Coaching Teacher Study Groups Critical Friends Lesson Study Portfolios And more! Additionally, this book features helpful case studies, useful forms and templates, sample agendas, and other invaluable resources for professional development. The second edition contains the following enhancements: Expanded coverage of job-embedded learning, which is a cost-effective way for administrators to enhance professional development with their staff More information on the theoretical grounding of professional development with applications that can be readily adapted for use in schools Updated references and figures to reflect newly published literature on the topics covered User-friendly tabs, so you can find and return to your favorite sections time after time

International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education

A project facilitator coordinates each learning circle and is responsible for putting the technical systems in place to support the students. Evaluation The Global Teenager Project publishes reports quarterly.

Author: Joke Voogt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387733159

Category: Education

Page: 1228

View: 458


The major focus of this Handbook is the design and potential of IT-based student learning environments. Offering the latest research in IT and the learning process, distance learning, and emerging technologies for education, these chapters address the critical issue of the potential for IT to improve K-12 education. A second important theme deals with the implementation of IT in educational practice. In these chapters, barriers and opportunities for IT implementation are studied from several perspectives. This Handbook provides an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field, making it an essential reference.

Networked Learning

Our intention was to work within each module as we would within other learning circle spaces (Wallace 2011, p. 12). Learning circles were foundational to Highlander Folk School's praxis in hosting racially (class-, gender-, age-, ...

Author: Nina Bonderup Dohn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319748573

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 171


The book is based on nine selected, peer-reviewed papers presented at the 10th biennial Networked Learning Conference (NLC) 2016 held in Lancaster. Informed by suggestions from delegates, the nine papers have been chosen by the editors (who were the Chairs of the Conference) as exemplars of cutting edge research on networked learning. Further reviews of all papers were conducted once they were revised as chapters for the book. The chapters are organized into two sections: 1) Situating Networked Learning: Looking Back - Moving Forward, 2) New Challenges: Designs for Networked Learning in the Public Arena. Further, we include an introduction which looks at the evolution of trends in Networked Learning through a semantic analysis of conference papers from the 10 conferences. A final chapter draws out perspectives from the chapters and discusses emerging issues. The book is the fifth in the Networked Learning Conference Series.