1st Edition

Autonomous Learner Model Resource Book

    300 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Autonomous Learner Model Resource Book includes activities and strategies to support the development of autonomous learners. More than 40 activities are included, all geared to the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development of students. Teachers may use these activities and strategies with the entire class, small groups, or with individuals who are ready to be independent, self-directed, lifelong learners. These learners have the passions, abilities, skills, and attitudes to go beyond the regular curriculum and take control of their own educational pathways. Field-tested strategies and activities in the book include Find Someone Who, Teacher and Learner Questionnaires, Lifelong Notebook, Time Capsule, and Night of the Notables.

    Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction SECTION 1: Learner Principles Introductory Activity: Learner Principles SECTION 2: Activities for the Dimensions Dimension One: Orientation Area 1: Understanding Giftedness, Talent, Intelligence, and Creativity Activity 1: Orientation Pre/Post Knowledge Assessment Activity 2: Learner’s Needs Assessment Activity 3: Learner Orientation Questionnaire Activity 4: Teacher Orientation Questionnaire Activity 5: Human Camera Area 2: Group Building Activities Activity 6: Find Someone Who Activity 7: Temperature Reading 58 Activity 8: Retreat Area 3: Self/Personal Development Activity 9: I AM Poems Activity 10: Intriguing Answers Activity 11: Creative Quotes Activity 12: Lifelong Notebook Activity 13: In-Depth Self-Study—Personal Time Capsule Area 4: Program and School Opportunities and Responsibilities Activity 14: Presentations of the Autonomous Learner Model Activity 15: Orientation Closure Dimension Two: Individual Development Area 1: Inter/Intra Personal Activity 16: Journey Into Self: An Experience in Personal Growth Activity 17: Levels of Functioning Activity 18: Program Search Activity 19: Personalized Learner Plan Area 2: Learning Skills Activity 20: Thinking and Doing Activity 21: Creativity Skits Activity 22: The Envelope Activity 23: The Pen of the Future Activity 24: Decision Making Area 3: Technology Activity 25: Keeping Up-to-Date! Area 4: College and Career Planning Activity 26: A Choice for the Future Area 5: Organizational Skills Activity 27: Life Management Activity 28: Goal Setting Activity 29: Time Management Area 6: Productivity Activity 30: What Products Have You Mastered? Dimension Three: Enrichment Area 1: Explorations Activity 31: The First Exploration Activity 32: Individual Exploration Activity 33: Group Explorations Area 2: Investigations Activity 34: Introducing Investigation Activity 35: The Night of the Notables Area 3: Cultural Activities Activity 36: Cultural Activities Area 4: Service Learning Activity 37: Service Learning Activities Area 5: Adventure Trips Activity 38: Learner-Designed Adventure Trip Dimension Four: Seminars Activity 39: Understanding and Defining Seminars Categories Activity 40: Seminars Brainstorming—Selecting a Topic Activity 41: Developing the Seminar Activity 42: Seminars Presentations Activity 43: Take a Stand Dimension Five: In-Depth Study Activity 44: In-Depth Study References About the Authors


    Dr. George Betts was Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado and Past President of the National Association for Gifted Children. He was the founder and former director of the Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, and Creative, as well as the founder and former director of the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP).

    As the director of educational programming in the Douglas County School District in Colorado, Dr. Robin Carey facilitated the areas of English language development, gifted programming, and literacy interventions. Robin earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Denver, where she focused her dissertation research on the effective utilization of the Response to Intervention framework to meet the needs of all learners, with a lens for gifted learners. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Special Education: Teaching the Gifted and Talented from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree in K-12 Public School Music from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.

    The activities are geared to meet the needs of the whole child - the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of gifted students - and may be implemented with an entire class, with small groups, or with individual students to help create confident, independent learners.,Gifted Child Today, 7/1/18