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 study

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 version is available at registration. Required text: Opening Minds: Using Language that Change Lives (2012) by Peter Johnston available through Amazon, or Stenhouse Publishers or your professional development library.

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 Opening Minds to your instructional practice to actively engage all 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, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives (2012) by Peter Johnston, you will learn the language of dynamic learning and how to apply it to any content area, any curriculum K-12 and any social setting. Dynamic learning focuses on the process of learning, rather than on the traits of the learner. "How did you figure that out?", "How do you know?", "Tell me more.", "Are there other ways to think about that?" and open-ended questions, shifts the weight of learning and comprehension to the shoulders of the student. In a dynamic learning environment, multiple perspectives, uncertainity and diversity add energy and excitement to learning. Students light up as their thinking and perceptions are valued, as they recognize that what they have to say and what they do MATTERS. A dialogic classroom is marked by students who are actively engaged in communicating, collaborating and taking personal ownership for their learning. An empowering and mind changing course.