Preconference Workshop

Sunday Evaluation

Learning Jams: Improvising Learning Opportunities in Your Classrooms

Jim Hirsch

12/11/11, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Greenway A
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Can jam sessions be an energizing strategy to ignite student learning in your classrooms? At times, informal, unstructured opportunities can enable spontaneous learning. Successful jamming is the ability to improvise, discover and develop new understandings. Students can bring their own strengths and interests to collaborating on a solution to a problem or investigation. Participants will explore learning jams with unusual problems to sharpen their abilities with investigative tools and strategies. Experience the use of web-based jam tools such as myPad and Scribblar to provide a canvas for student jamming to come alive.

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This workshop is fully digital. Account credentials to access the site will be provided to workshop participants.

In the meantime, one of our learning jams might involve Monopoly variants, so I guess a person could start considering those.... or practice your thinking skills on agoogleaday..... or be ready to use some cloud based tools such as cel.ly and Scribblar

Learning jams will have everyone building on the contributions of others!