THE EMPOWERED LEARNER PATHWAY
Strengthening and Infusing Dispositional Learning
The EmpowerED Learner Series is a multiple day professional learning inquiry utilizing the Design Thinking Process with a mission to grow empowered learners in becoming more reflective, confident, capable learners, ready to take on challenges.
Why is this important for schools, systems and learners?
Empowered learners don’t just know content. They have high self-efficacy, a positive learner identity, emotional intelligence, social awareness and the skills and know-how to take on worthy goals and challenges. Essentially, they know how to learn and what to do when they don’t know what to do. In the ever-changing world, we must empower students with more than knowledge and content. This series is about engaging in this process collectively to establish a community of skillful learners for educators and learners alike.
Define and explain the connections between self-efficacy, learning dispositions, and learner identity.
Develop evidence tools to elicit student voice about learning.
Collectively develop learning dispositions, inviting students to establish a positive learner identity and to contribute to the learning in the classroom in empowered ways.
Model, share, and teach students the language of learning.
Infuse the language of learning and a way of doing into everyday experiences so students see the connectedness and use the learning dispositions to describe, reflect on, and move learning forward.
Provide learners on-going opportunities to use the dispositions of learning to engage in challenge.
Provide evidence about how they think and feel about their identity as learners and their role as learners in the classroom.
Explore and learn about what skillful learners do and how they contribute to the classroom.
Reflect on their learning goals and their identity as learners to establish a realistic image of themselves as learners and set goals for growing as a learner.
Practice the learner dispositions and develop a positive learner identity.
Able to choose, design, research, troubleshoot and evaluate learning for themselves, with others in school and beyond.
Dive into Dispositional Learning with these two books by The Core Collaborative authors!
Partnering With Students:
Building Ownership of Learning
By Mary Jane O'Connell and Kara Vandas
This resource is designed to empower teachers and leaders with strategies to develop learners who have the confidence and tools to engage in any challenge.