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Engaging Learning Through Student Choice

Workshop Details

Date(s): March 9, 2021
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Place: Virtual meeting
Presenter: Amy Albrecht, Lane Arts Council
Audience: K-12 educators
Capacity: 50 participants
Fees: $22
  • Attendees will understand how to incorporate academic student choice into core curriculum and daily lesson planning.
  • Attendees will explore multiple ways to incorporate student choice into a variety of curriculums and instructional styles.
  • Attendees will connect student choice to develop more dynamic and creative engagement strategies, assessments, and checks for understanding to serve a range of diverse learners.
Description: In this workshop, we will discuss what is and is not student choice. After a brief review of education theory combined with anecdotal real-world experiences in the classroom, we will unpack successful strategies for implementing effective academic choices into your core curriculums or even your daily lesson plans. Not only will we examine the theory and practice behind student choice, but actively turn this knowledge into praxis by using some participant lesson plans as a foundation to build upon. Using these lesson plans, we will workshop multiple ways to incorporate effective student choice into your classroom. The goal is to provide you with examples of choice as well as personal feedback so that you might walk away with more dynamic and creative engagement strategies, assessments, and checks for understanding that serve you as well as all of your diverse learners.

Amy Albrecht (she/her) is a painter and mixed media artist as well as an arts educator living and working in Eugene, Oregon. While she is deeply interested in the human condition her artwork often focuses on the connection between people, society, and the natural world. In recent years Amy has concentrated her imagery on Pacific Northwest scenes as she is inspired by her own experience and adventures out in the mountains around Oregon. Both as a student and teacher who has always struggled with perfection, Amy focuses her teachings and instructions on the importance of process over product. While working in a classroom of students, her main goal is to empower children through art and emphasize practice and exploration over perfection.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
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