Learning from the Inside Out

Dr. Christine Johnston

July 31, 2018

NELMS Conference Center
50 High St, North Andover, MA

Course I: The Learner in Me

"The Learner in Me," focuses on how to grow your self-awareness as a learner so that you feel more empowered to learn and achieve.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
Participants will be able to identify, explain, and use their Personal Learning Patterns with intention to succeed on challenging personal and professional learning tasks.

COURSE ACTIVITIES AND TAKE-AWAYS:
Participants will:

  • Establish a baseline of personal learning empowerment by identifying a high and a low point experienced as a learner.
  • Generate and share a Personal Learning Profile with colleagues through the use of the web-based Personal Learning Coach.
  • Construct a chart of Tips for Generating personalized learning strategies.
  • Measure their progress and develop a plan for using their Learning Patterns with greater intention.

Course 2: The Teacher in Me

"The Teacher in Me," focuses on how to connect who you are as a learner to the diversity of learners in your classroom.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
Participants will identify how their Learning Patterns affect how they connect to the students within their classroom whose Learning Patterns are similar or different from their own.

COURSE ACTIVITIES AND TAKE-AWAYS:
Participants will:

  • Identify three students from their past experience who they would identify as Ideal, Drives Me Nuts, and Puzzles Me.
  • Generate a hypothetical Personal Learning Profile for each student using the web-based Personal Learning Coach and then Graph the Students' Learning Patterns as well as the teacher's.
  • Generate points of connection and strategies for dealing with disconnects.
  • Author a Personal Code for Responsible Teaching based upon their new awareness of self and that of their students.

Please bring your laptop computer to this workshop. You will be using them to produce work product as well as to share materials during the sessions.

Schedule & Registration

8:30 Registration, Coffee and light pastries
9:00 –12:00 “The Learner in Me” session
12:00 –1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 –3:00 “The Teacher in Me” session

To register please click here. This is a static registration form - you will need to fill it out and fax or mail back to NELMS.

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees is required.

Presenter Bio

Chris has devoted her life to helping individuals learn. She finds nothing more exciting than when learners become aware of how to use their Personal Learning Processes with intention! Whether administering the Learning Connections Inventory, or implementing the Let Me Learn Process, the Advanced Learning System she has worked to develop over the past 25 years, there is nothing that brings her greater joy and satisfaction than to see learners of all ages and stages succeed! Her teaching style is one that invites participation and reflection with just enough humor to help participants relax, relate, and grow through the sharing of their learning experiences.