2015 Conferences & Events

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 AVID Metacognition

Friday, January 30th, 2015
Centennial Student Union - Conference Rooms 253/254/255 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Metacognition in the Classroom: The participants will explore the role of metacognition in teaching and learning. During this session the participants will have the opportunity to delve more deeply into three major components of cognition (declarative, procedural and conditional) and their impact on metacognition. Researchers tell us that metacognition that is modeled by those teaching and that is carried out by those learning is key to long term learning and retention. The training integrates Susan Ambrose’s work on metacognition in Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Additional conversation about the role of inquiry and WICOR is in the professional learning session as well. This workshop uses multiple AVID-endorsed strategies to investigate the role of metacognition in the university and K-12 classrooms. Training fees are paid by Minnesota State Mankato for students, faculty, and staff of MSU or its partner school districts. Training fees are paid by Minnesota State Mankato for students, faculty and staff of MSU or its partner school districts.

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AVID Critical Reading and Inquiry

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Room 340 - 7700 France Minnesota State University, Mankato Edina Campus

Critical Reading/Inquiry: AVID's approach to critical reading provides faculty and instructors with research-based strategies designed to help students understand the reading process and read more effectively. Skills such as reading with a purpose can be scaffolded with more complex ideas. Inquiry provides strategies to help faculty and instructors engage students with their own thinking processes by helping them to think for themselves instead of chasing "the right answer". Arthur Costa's Levels of Thinking is the research basis for this session. Training fees are paid by Minnesota State Mankato for students, faculty, and staff of MSU or its partner school districts.

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