Discover how to design innovative learning environments that increase student ownership so they can achieve at high levels and meet rigorous standards. Students Taking Charge shows you how to create student-centered classrooms that empower learners through problem-based learning and differentiation, where students pose questions and actively seek answers. Technology is then used seamlessly throughout the day for information, communication, collaboration, and product generation.
You’ll find out how to:
- Design an Authentic Learning Unit, which is at the core of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, aimed at engaging students;
- Understand the structures needed to support its implementation and empower students;
- Build the facilitation strategies that will move students from engagement to empowerment to efficacy.
This new 6–12 edition offers a more detailed look into secondary school implementation. With the book’s practical examples and step-by-step guidelines, you’ll be able to start designing your innovative classroom immediately!
Table of Contents
1 The Why for Your Instructional Design Journey
2 Engaging Students Through a Core Problem to Solve
3 Engaging Students Through Clearly Articulated Expectations
4 Engaging Students Through Differentiated Learning Activities
5 Empowering Students to Take Responsibility for Their Learning
6 Promoting Efficacy Through Facilitation of Learning
7 Physical Classroom Design
8 Principles and Paradigm Shifts
9 Special Considerations
Nancy Sulla is an author, national speaker, and thought leader in transforming learning environments to build student engagement, empowerment, and efficacy. As the creator of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™ and founder of IDE Corp. (Innovative Designs for Education), Dr. Sulla leads her educational consulting firm in the pursuit of equity-focused instructional design, positioning students to change the world. Learn more at nancysulla.com.
- Figure 2.3 Tree of Whys (PDF)
- Figure 2.4 Bullseye Graphic Organizer (PDF)
- Figure 3.5 Hydroelectric Power Practitioner Column (PDF)
- Figure 4.6 Scaffold for Learning (PDF)
- Figure 5.4 Table Journal Example 1 (PDF)
- Figure 5.5 Table Journal Examples 2 and 3 (PDF)
- Figure 6.2 Four Types of Formative Assessment (PDF)
- Figure 9.3 LATIC Rubric Rows (PDF)
- All Figures (ZIP)