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"The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read It" 

Workshop Outline

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Workshop Intention: To develop deeper first-person understandings, orientations, and practices which enable participants to more effectively guide their learners through the challenges of learning to read. 

 

The workshop includes all the components of our seminar (see: http://www.childrenofthecode.org/presentations/example/outline.htm) and is extended by additional video and live presentation components and through group participation exercises. 

 

Part 1: Stewarding Learning

Learning: Where The Practical Meets The Profound

 

Brief presentation
Group dialogue

            Natural and Artificial Learning

            Brief presentation

Group dialogue

            Attention = Affect and Cognition

Brief presentation
1st Person Experiment: the effect of affect on cognition
Group dialogue

            Heart Beat of Learning: Cycles of Engagement

Brief presentation

            1st Person Experiment – observing disengagement
            Group Dialogue

            Obstacles to Learning, Unhealthy Learning Habits and Acquired Learning Disabilities

            1st Person Experiment – observing learning aversions
            Group Dialogue

            Stewarding Healthy Learning

            Learning From the Inside-Out.

            Flexner > The Practice of Teaching = Above All Else, DO NO HARM

            Group Dialogue

 

Part 2: Why Reading?

                        Convergence of Research: What is Reading? What’s So Difficult About Learning to Read? 
   
                     Children of the Code - Presentation

Part 3: Learning Environments:

            Family, Institutions, Schools, The Codes and The Curriculum

Presentation
1st Person Assessment: Meaning Needs
Q&A + Group Dialogue

 

 

Part 4: The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read It.

 

    Understanding the CODE.

            Presentation

Q&A + Group Dialogue

                Understanding the Brain’s Processing Challenges.

            Presentation

            1st Person Experiment: Mental Juggling
            Q&A + Group Dialogue

 

    The Relationship between Code Ambiguity and Processing Stutters

 

            Brief Presentation

            1st Person Experiment: Correlating code ambiguity with stutters

            Q&A + Group Dialogue

                The Matthew Effect and The Downward Spiral of Shame

            Presentation

            1st Person Experiment: The effect of shame on attention

            Q&A + Group Dialogue

 

Part 5: Stewarding Learning Through the Challenges of Learning to Read

 

    Maximizing Interest, Minimizing Shame, Training Wheels Through Confusion

 

            Presentation

            1st Person Experiment: The effect of shame on attention

            Q&A + Group Dialogue

                Orchestrated Reading : Learning to Cue Readers Through Their Confusions

                        Presentation

                        Experiment: orchestrating reading

                        Q&A + Group Dialogue


Closing Dialogue ++ Next Steps

 

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