LEARNING STYLES 1.5 Application of Learning Styles in Teaching and Learning Hillary Crissinger, M.A.& Doctoral candidate in Special Education Presenter I am Hillary Crissinger, Charter Schools Resource Specialist servicing the learning disabled population attending charter programs and other duties as assigned. My email address is [email protected] Agenda Introduction Ice Breaker Learning Styles Inventory Learning Styles 101 review What is your learning style? Learning Style groups creates a lesson using their best modality. They present it to the other members of their group. Using the powers of your own observation skills to understand learning styles. Please turn off your cell phone. Ice Breaker Everyone line up by height and tell the group where they grew up. Tell one detail about the day your were born. What is your learning style? Kolb’s approach Where do you think ? Turn to a partner at your table and share where you fit into the Kolb schematic. Tell your partner a story that supports this perception. Learning Styles Inventory Please fill out the VARK and compute the score. After you compute your score and classify yourself as a certain type of learner fill out the label and place it on the left side of your chest. This is you learner identity based on the VARK. Please note where you might be on the Kolb. VARK Model Visual Aural Kinesthetic Read /Write Review of the VARK Ideas Distribution of Learning Styles 5% Visual 30% 65% Auditory Tactile Teams of 2 or 3 Partners are one type of learner. Visual Team, Auditory Team, Read/Write team and Kinesthetic Team. Teach an assignment in the way you learn best— such as visual learners present a concept visually and so on for the other styles. Part 2 Pair up with another team and present to each other. [Each Task will be punctuated by the sound of music.] Keep in mind that this lesson uses your strength. Break for 10 minutes How do you assess your students? Observation Inventory Interview } These tools are in the take away packet Application The goal of this activity is to observe a classroom and see which learning modalities are being used to teach the lesson. We will be stopping the film at intervals to comment on it. Process Was that classroom auditory, kinesthetic, visual or read/ write? Review Culminating Activity When I go back to the classroom how will this knowledge support my work? Check your take away packet Q&A Thank you!!