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Friday, March 18, 2011

"Secrets" of High-Quality Interactive Learning Content

"Secrets" of High-Quality Interactive Lesson Content

NEXT WEEK! Wednesday March 23, 2011,
1 pm PST / 4 pm EST 
Duration: 60 minutes

Interactive lesson planning is much like what we were taught when we first learned how to write lesson plans. The only difference is that now we have the power of interactivity to incorporate into our lesson design. It opens the realm of possibilities to tap into every student’s unique learning style, otherwise known as differentiation. Planning is not arbitrary but skillful, with deliberate decisions being made every step of the way.

The first part of this webinar will discuss the primary features of high-quality interactive lessons, including student-focused learning objectives that are observable and measureable, assessment that is appropriate to the objectives, and giving the learner numerous opportunities to practice the skill that we want them to be able to apply. Other features to be discussed include sequencing of content from easy-to-difficult and simple-to-complex, and designing lesson layouts that are clean and uncluttered.

The second part of this webinar will show examples of real lessons that illustrate these principles. Mimio Master Tracy Tishion will lead the group through these lessons and share her own experiences with high- and low-quality digital content being used in schools today.
On completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

• Identify examples of student objectives that are observable and unobservable;
• Write student-focused learning objectives that are observable and measureable;
• Identify examples of assessment that are overt and covert;
• Write assessment items that are overt and appropriate for the objectives;
• Write at least three additional characteristics of quality content