Action Research Workshop






Engaged Learning
or Hindered by Distraction?



Action Research Workshop
A limited number of seats await 30 highly motivated participants at the Design Learning Network Pre-Sym 2015 Workshop at Perry Local School District. Light breakfast and lunch included.

A total of 5 CEUs will be awarded by the University System of New Hampshire, School of Education at Granite State College (GSC) to those who participate in the entire Pre-Symposium Workshop. Anyone who  completes an approved action research project will be eligible for college credit once enrolled in GSC's Education Technology Integrator (ETI) Certification Program, an online offering open to certified teachers. Coursework begins January 2016.



Workshop Overview
Given ever-changing contexts, the goal is to learn how to integrate and assess the most effective strategies and tools at the right time based on your student’s learning needs while minimizing distractions.


Embracing an action research approach, we will dive deep into the prickly challenge of integrating highly-effective learning strategies and tools alongside critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and purposeful use of technology within STEM settings.

Referencing proven pedagogical research conducted by Garfield Gini-Newman, John Hattie, Bob Greenleaf, and Betty Garner, you will kick-off the development of a targeted plan of action designed to enhance your ongoing teaching and learning practices. 



Workshop Highlights:
  • Describe a compelling student learning brief
  • Transpose existing curriculum into engaging problem set 

  • Select intentional learning targets and assessment criteria
  • Investigate insightful formative assessments

  • Dive into the integration of creativity, problem-solving, and purposeful use of technology

  • Factor in mindset dispositions as well as habits of mind
  • Frame reflections to monitor student work with peers



For more information, please contact:

Doris Wells-Papanek, MEd
Director, Design Learning Network