March 9, 2010

Essential Question: What is student engagement in a connected age?


1. Pilot test focus group questions
2. Clarify data collection procedures.
3. Examine current work in AISI through the lens of student engagement.
4. Answer your questions.

March Agenda:

March PowerPoint:

Our Day:

9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome and Catching up

Post Questions Wall Wisher

9:30 - 10:30 - Focus Group Process - Modelling (Teacher Questions)

10:30 - 11:45 - Pilot Testing Focus Group Questions
1. Find your group and room location
2. Get envelope of instructions from Lissa
3. Return to Board Room at 11:45
4. Need help? Chatzy:

  • Password: green

11:45 - 12:15 - Data Analysis
1. Analyze the data you have collected

12:15 - 1:00 - LUNCH

1:00 - 1:30 - Experiencing Engagement

1:30 - 2:30 - Defining Engagement
1. Find your group and location.
2. Use discussion forum below to answer the questions.
  • Your goal is to create criteria for each of the 3 questions.
  • You will be using this criteria later this afternoon to a
  • Resources for you to use have been included in the table below.

Discussion Form - What is an Engaged Learner?



Schlechty Center on Engagement – 5 Levels of Engagement
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

21st Century Skills: How do we get there?
Student Engagement – 1:1 Alberta

Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Teaching 21st Century Learners
Student Engagement Strategies
Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement
The Way Things Are, The Way Things Should Be-

Managing the Learning Environment: Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
Esther Wojcicki: Student Engagement is Key

26 Keys to Student Engagement
Nina Zolt: Students Just Want to Create and Collaborate

Relationships Matter: Linking Teacher Support to Student Engagement and Achievement

2:30 - 3:00 - Board Room - Self Assessment progress on AISI project this year
3:00 - 3:15 - Wrap Up