Book Study: "Opening Minds:Using Language to Change Lives" (2012) by Peter Johnston

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Basic Information

Workshop run by: College Courses Online
Location:

Online independent studies

Phone Number: 303-905-7332
Registration Website: www.collegecoursesonline.com
Presenter: Dr. Anne Goiran Bevelhimer

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Book Study: "Opening Minds:Using Language to Change Lives" (2012) by Peter Johnston


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Additional Information

Fees: $120 + graduate credit fees
Registration Date: Any day of the year.
Eligible Audience: Educators K-12
Credits Awarded: 1 graduate semester credit hour or 1 CEU or 3 graduate quarter credit hours or Certificate of Completion from College Courses Online. English or Education prefix available.
Materials:

You will receive the study guide for the book study as a pdf when you register for the course. A print option is availalbe at registration. Preview sample pages from the study guide and download the syllabus from www.collegecoursesonline.com
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Required Text: Johnston, P. 2012. Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Workshop Highlights:

Read and study the concepts of dynamic learning in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives (2012) by Peter Johnston. Apply the language of dynamic learning to your instructional practices to actively engage students in productive talk. The results are powerful, immediate and supported by research for effective teaching and learning. Meets Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening.

Description:

In this book study course of Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives (2012) by Peter Johnston, learn the language of dynamic learning that focuses on the process of learning rather than on the traits of the learner and watch as your students strive and thrive to engage in learning. "How did your figure that out?", How do you know?", "Tell me more." and "Are there other ways to think about that?" are examples of open-ended questions that shift the weight of learning from the teacher to the student. In a dynamic learning environment, multiple perspectives, uncertainity and diversity add energy and excitement to the learning process. Students light up as their thinking and perceptions are valued, considered and as they recognize that what they have to say and what they do MATTERS! In this dialogic classroom environment, students are engaged in communicating, collaborating and taking personal ownership for their learning. The concepts of dynamic learning apply to any content area, any curriculum K-12 and any social setting. An empowering and mind changing course!