Activated Learning Part I
Does your school board have a training session booked? Click here to find your session and register.
Background on AL
A bit of background on the intervention. While the Activated Learning approach has been extensively researched in Ontario (a school board pilot) and the UK (an entire PhD dissertation), the results have only been published informally so this intervention remains “research based” and not “evidence based.” Regardless, it has achieved support among scholars and educators. It was scaled across the Trillium Lakelands District School Board and is slated for large-scale implementation at the York Region District School Board. Research results from the YRDSB AL pilot project were presented as the kickoff workshop at LDAO in 2020 by the Chief Psychologist and principal of Learning Services from the board. As well, a full, peer-reviewed book about the intervention will be published by Guilford Press in March 2022. Read Adele Diamond’s 750 words of “blessings” to be included as a preface to the book.
Activated Learning Part II Training
Receive small group support to troubleshoot your implementation! Over a series of short (30 min) small group sessions, you’ll share challenges, victories, and questions, and receive additional information and resources. These sessions can be booked by clicking “office hours” and signing up for an early morning session. Doing four of these sessions, at least one week apart, will qualify you for Level II AL certification.
Think online training might be too challenging? Take a look at this group of online trainees, below. We just completed a one-hour booster session to discuss whole class self-regulated learning support using the Barriers & Strategies protocol. We had a lively discussion, practiced using the technique, and laughed a lot. It worked really well. Notice how they are all holding up their hands? That’s applause in ASL – this training took place at the Sir James Whitney School in Belleville, Ontario and almost every single one of those educators is deaf or hard of hearing. We used ASL translators and had a grand time.
So, uh, what’s stopping YOU?
Course materials for Level I training Day 1 can be found here.
Course materials for Level I training Day 2 can be found here.