Study Skills and Seminar

Report
Maria Martin
Academic Facilitator
Century High School
WHY STUDY SKILLS?
• Shift Happens
http://www.p21.org/index.php
IMPLICATIONS
• What skills do students need in order to be
college and career ready?
• It is insufficient for learners to merely attain
concepts in isolation, yielding knowledge that
frequently remains static.
• Rather, students must form and continually
adapt their understanding of the world as they
collaborate with other students to solve
authentic problems presented in meaningful
tasks (Bentley, Ebert, & Ebert, 2007).
IMPLICATIONS
• In addition to skills and knowledge, we need to develop
capabilities.
• The amount of technical information generated in our world is
doubling every 2 years. -- For students starting a 4 year
degree, half of what they learned in their first year of study will
be outdated by their 3rd year of study!
• The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today's learner
will have 10-14 jobs... By the age of 38.
http://ezinearticles.com/?Shift-Happens--How-Can-We-Prepare-For-OurFuture?&id=2328498
WHAT ARE THE “NEW” SKILLS
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Communication
Collaboration
Creativity
Critical Thinking
New Exams are shifting in this
direction.
Ken Kay, president of Partnership for the 21st Century, believes
that we need to focus on fusing the three Rs of education with
the four Cs.
http://www.plsweb.com/ProductsResources/Newsletter/February-2011
WHAT DOES SKILLS ARE EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR?
Business Advisory Board from CHS Recommends:
• Meet Deadlines. (Critical Thinking)
• Work as a member of a team. (Collaboration)
• Be able to write for a variety of purposes. (Creativity)
• Be able to present your ideas effectively.
(Communication)
• Understand what you read. (Communication)
• Professionalism
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
HOW DO WE PREPARE OUR STUDENTS?
At School
•Seminar Class
•Flex
•Individual Support
•Peer Support
•Counselors
•Advisor
•Case Manager
At Home
•Help with goal setting
•Develop a plan
•Involved in Scheduling
•Space and Time for Studying
•Use Resources
•Communicate with Teachers
WHERE DO WE LEARN STUDY SKILLS? SEMINAR
• Assist ninth grade students in making a smooth
transition to High School.
• Lessons are designed to teach study skills.
• Students are oriented to the media center, guidance
services, career center and computer lab
• Emphasis on the development of self-knowledge, goal
setting, career exploration, and decision-making.
• Develop an educational career plan
• These skills and concepts have been found to be key
factors in the successful transition from middle school
to high school.
INCREASING STUDY SKILLS THROUGH
UNDERSTANDING OF SELF
• What is your learning style?
• Use the following link and survey to determine
your learning style.
• http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm
• Knowing your learning style will help you develop
coping strategies to compensate for your
weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths.
STUDY SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
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Time Management
• Getting your "free" time under
control
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Develop Study Habits
• Regular Study Sessions
• Review notes daily
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The Ability to Set
Attainable Goals
• SMART Goals
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Ask Questions
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Take Good Notes
Use Flex
Complete Assignments
Maintain an
organizational system
• Use Agenda Book or
Electronic Calendar
• Divide long term work
into parts
Having Trouble? Click on the link to learn more
about improving your study skills:
http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/studentstart.htm
TOP 5 STUDY STRATEGIES
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Test yourself
• Practice quizzes
• Self-tests slow down the forgetting of material you've
studied.
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Move around
• Changing up where you study can help you retain
more information. “
• If you move around and study the same material in
several places," he says, "you may be forming multiple
associations for the same material.
New York Times reporter Benedict Carey has written about the
research. He tells NPR's Neal Conan that though a lot of ideas
about learning make intuitive sense, they're actually way off.
TOP 5 STUDY STRATEGIES CONTINUED
• Mix it up
• Alternating between different facets of a subject in a
single sitting can "leave a deeper impression on the
brain.“
• Space it out
• Information learned in a hurry is lost just as fast.
• Motivation and Discipline
• "Studying can sort of be incorporated into a more
varied life, much more easily than we thought."
Want to find out where your study skills rank? Try this site:
http://sarc.sdes.ucf.edu/
WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN HIGH SCHOOL?
(DEVELOPED BY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS)
 Develop strong note taking skills.
 Always be a student and take all opportunities
to learn something new.
 Time management is critical to success.
 Know your learning style and interests.
 Take care of yourself.
 Use your resources.
WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN HIGH SCHOOL?
(DEVELOPED BY CHS STUDENTS)
 Stay Healthy
 Don’t
Procrastinate
 Come Prepared
 Get Involved
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Take Good Notes
Be Organized
Ask Questions
Do Your Homework
Set Goals
QUESTIONS?
• Resources used in this presentation:
• http://www.p21.org/index.php
• http://sarc.sdes.ucf.edu/
• http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/studentstart.htm
• http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm
• http://www.plsweb.com/ProductsResources/Newsletter/February-2011
• http://ezinearticles.com/?Shift-Happens---How-CanWe-Prepare-For-Our-Future?&id=2328498

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