Proposal Title

Reaching Students by Creating a Community of Readers

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Alternative Presentation Type:

reg_presentation

Location

OM 3632

Start Date

19-2-2018 10:35 AM

End Date

19-2-2018 11:15 AM

Proposal Abstract

This workshop will explore ways to develop community in the classroom while also developing student engagement with the content of a course. The strategies explored can be adapted and can apply to most reading contexts. Participants will be led through various reading strategies that encourage relationship building and create a stronger sense of connectedness and accountability. By highlighting a need to read, varying the approach and personalizing the readings, teachers can motivate students to become engaged and students can develop connections to themselves, their classmates and the community beyond the classroom. Group dependence and personal accountability and responsibility is created by defining specific roles and performing particular tasks. Material learned in this way enables students to connect and reflect on a reading and as a result, students can deepen their understanding of the text by seeing the relevance and impact of learning in their lives. Community is built as learners depend on each other, work together, form interdependent relationships and even build friendships. When students begin reading, they begin alone, but through the use of a variety of strategies, students begin to see the collectivist nature of reading, creating an understanding that reading is interpretive and dynamic. In this workshop, participants will engage in Reading Circle activities that highlight accountability, depth of learning and community building.

Technical Requirements:

multi-media projector with sound a room where desks are moveable

Statement

This workshop explores ways to develop community in the classroom while also reaching students by engaging them in the content of the course. The strategies explored can be adapted and applied to most reading contexts. Participants will be led through reading strategies that encourage relationship building while creating a connectedness and accountability.

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Feb 19th, 10:35 AM Feb 19th, 11:15 AM

Reaching Students by Creating a Community of Readers

OM 3632

This workshop will explore ways to develop community in the classroom while also developing student engagement with the content of a course. The strategies explored can be adapted and can apply to most reading contexts. Participants will be led through various reading strategies that encourage relationship building and create a stronger sense of connectedness and accountability. By highlighting a need to read, varying the approach and personalizing the readings, teachers can motivate students to become engaged and students can develop connections to themselves, their classmates and the community beyond the classroom. Group dependence and personal accountability and responsibility is created by defining specific roles and performing particular tasks. Material learned in this way enables students to connect and reflect on a reading and as a result, students can deepen their understanding of the text by seeing the relevance and impact of learning in their lives. Community is built as learners depend on each other, work together, form interdependent relationships and even build friendships. When students begin reading, they begin alone, but through the use of a variety of strategies, students begin to see the collectivist nature of reading, creating an understanding that reading is interpretive and dynamic. In this workshop, participants will engage in Reading Circle activities that highlight accountability, depth of learning and community building.