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Emergent Learning Environments

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Dan Rude

on 11 February 2013

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Transcript of Emergent Learning Environments

Environments Reframing Challenges:
21st Century Opportunities in a Small, Rural School Dennis Littky & The Met
Saturna Island & Gulf Islands School District
Emergent Learning Conference Looking Outward
& Listening The obstacle of thinking we need to get things perfect the first time
Community Mentorships
Community & Global Involvement Project
SEVEC exchange
What's next?
Projects that might
not work... Community Mentorships
Explorations in Lifelong Learning workshops
Technology & the global community Engaging learners
in community Community & regional connector
Supporter through feedback and clearing up misconceptions
Resource finder
Personal motivator, psychologist, and encourager
Thomas Haney Secondary School
'Emerge' Landscape Design Shifting Roles... And finally...
Bill Clinton's take on crossword puzzles OPPORTUNITIES:
Freedom and encouragement to look outward to non-'traditional' models
Transformation required & expected
Distributed leadership needed
Develop structures to open up learning experiences - learning through everything
Community, student and family engagement essential in creating learning experiences
Creating through the lens of abundance SOME CHALLENGES:
Declining enrollment
Leadership changes
Community & parental belief in small school
Continually changing teaching roles & class configurations
Secondary course-based, rather than learning project-based, credentialing system
Easy to view through the lens of scarcity The Crawford Bay Context Emergent Learning Environments Reframing challenges as opportunities
Looking outward & listening
Developing projects that might not work
Engaging learners in community
Shifting roles
Crossword puzzle insights Examples of Learning Projects:

Photography, Jewelry-making, Job shadowing with teacher of visually impaired students, Pottery, Fitness/sport, Skiing/snowboardin, Wilderness skills, Curling, Billiards, Textiles (Dyeing, Sewing, Knitting, Felting), Geocaching, Golf, Computer programming, Cooking, Visual arts (Painting, Stained glass, Print-making), Welding, Music (Piano, Group singing), Video production, Work experience (Golf course grounds crew, Early childhood educator, Organic food production, Glass blowing, Equine care, Tree pruning), Clowning
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