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Monday, June 4 • 9:15am - 12:00pm
From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers – The Role of Feedback in Fostering Deep Thinking Students

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Is this going to be on the test?  Why do we have to know this? Is this for a grade?  Can you tell me what I need to do to get this right?  These questions haunt each and every teacher that is on the receiving end of such inquiry.  When teachers use intentional and purposeful approaches to teaching that foster and nurture engagement, questions like these evaporate from our schools and classrooms while our students deep dive into STEM learning.  This workshop shows you how!  Participants will experience targeted and specific strategies for finding the right level of rigor, striking the ideal balance between surface and deep learning, and identifying the perfect level of challenge for each student.  Participants will take part in an out-of-your-seat experience that models these principles for deep thinking and understanding. 

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

(1) compare and contrast surface-level thinkers (snorkelers) with deep-level thinkers (scuba divers).

(2) understand the relationship between surface and deep level learning.

(3) explain the role of opportunities to respond and feedback on teaching and learning in the STEM classroom.

Featured Speaker
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Dr. John Almarode

Associate Professor, James Madison University
Dr. John Almarode is the Sarah Miller Luck Endowed Professor of Education, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education.  John is also the Co-Director of James Madison University’s Center for STEM Education and Outreach and co-editor of... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 9:15am - 12:00pm CDT