3-Part Webinar Series: Transforming “Good” Students into Great Learners
Webinar Hosted by The LearnWell Projects
Tuesday, July 10, 17 & 24
All times are from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, EST
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Only 31% of students at four-year public colleges and universities graduate in six years, and only 53% at private institutions. Recent data shows that while institutions are structured and resourced to address the needs of students at the bottom of the academic continuum, they are increasingly losing their good students in the middle.
Like it or not, we are in the value-added era of higher education. Federal and state funds are being increasingly tied to graduation rates. Accrediting bodies are emphasizing quality enhancement. Parents, students and the business sector are openly questioning the value of higher education.
Institutions that thrive in this new reality, must move beyond the current preoccupation with keeping the minority of students at the bottom enrolled to moving the majority who are stuck in the middle toward the top (National Governors Association Meeting, Summer 2011). It is by moving the middle that institutions improve overall retention and graduation rates, and enhance the learning culture.
Did you know that the methods used to assist students at the bottom are very different from those needed to boost the performance of those in the middle? In this webinar, participants will explore the profile of “good” students, how to access these students and, most importantly, how to make them great learners.
Click here to view clips from a previously conducted study: http://wp.me/p26hnd-64
Participants will be able to:
- Help students adjust their information valuation system. Students study to produce information products. Professors then ascribe value to these products in the form of grades. However, the two parties have very different information valuation systems. At the end of this webinar series, participants will know how to translate this valuation system to students in ways that produce measurable increases in learning and higher test performance.
- Help students set learning goals that inform, guide and gauge learning. Participants will learn out to use the ThinkWell-LearnWell TM Diagram — a metacognitive tool that enables students to think critically, learn deeply and produce learning outcomes that stand up to the demands of rigorous academic courses. The diagram is currently used by more than 500 colleges and universities around the world. Click here for a free PDF version of the diagram or more information on the diagram.
- Help students ascertain the salient information from textbooks. Thankfully, most college students can read. Many however are unable to sufficiently comprehend college textbooks. One key reason for this is that textbooks are one of only resources that require readers to continuously toggle between thinking skills. The Textbook Mapping reading comprehension technique will enable participants to help students efficiently gather the most important concepts from their textbooks and apply them to the overall course content.
Leonard Geddes, creator of The LearnWell Projects and Associate Dean of Co-Curricular Programs at Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC.
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Institutions participating in the From Good to Great 4-Week Study will also receive a From Good to Great study kit in the mail. This kit will equip study conductors with the tools they need to execute the study sessions. This packet will include a sample informed consent document and IRB documents as well.
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