The following document contains everything you need to get started with Learner Profiles. Suggested inventories and resoures are included by grade grouping. Section 1 - Getting Started...Read This First (really...read this first!);Secton 2 - Kindergarten to Grade 2 Resources;Section 3 - Grade 3 to 5 Resources;Section 4 - Grade 6 to 9 Resources;Section 5 - Grade 10 to 12 Resources;Section 6 - How to Build a Learner Profile;Section 7 - Now What?
The following document contains everything you need to get started with Learner Profiles. Suggested inventories and resoures are included by grade grouping. Students - your teachers will tell you what they want you to complete! Section 1 - Getting Started...Read This First Secton 2 - Kindergarten to Grade 2 Resources;Section 3 - Grade 3 to 5 Resources;Section 4 - Grade 6 to 9 Resources;Section 5 - Grade 10 to 12 Resources;Section 6 - How to Build a Learner Profile;Section 7 - Now What?
Some unique ways to get to know your new crew of students at the start of the year!
*geeky show and tell
*try a maker project to learn their creative process
*find out what they want to learn with a student leadership team
*tap into sense of wonder
This is a basic user profile that can be used with students or adults. This profile was used at the 2018 Sun West Triad Retreat.
Click "Take the test" in the bottom left corner to get started.
A short and quirky personality style test created by Adobe to showcase varieties of creativity.
The quiz will outline your creative strengths, untapped potential and your ideal way of contributing. For example "The Artist" has the strength of being able to bring ideas and concepts to life; but untapped is fearlessness in expression and this person make a good producer.
Types are the artist, thinker, adventurer, maker, producer, dreamer, innovator, and visionary. Each type includes a goofy animated character that represents the type, there is a description of each type, and who they work best with.
This would be a great addition to a learner profile, or to explore when examining creativity. We can all be creative - just in different ways. This is a great way to illustrate that and spark some rich discussion in your classroom!
Differentiation Ideas by Multiple Intelligences & Bloom's Taxonomy
The following is a Professional Development on Differentiated Instruction & Personalized Learning following the PeBL Philosophy.
The PowerPoint presentation is narrated. Please look in the bottom right of each slide for the speaker icon and click it to hear the narration. The presentation will take approximately an hour to an hour and a half to go through depending on if you take time to do the activities within or not. Please allow at least one hour to work through it.
The presentation covers: differentiation, personalization, content, process, product, REORDER, pyramid of growth, transfer of responsibility, and much more!
There is also a note-taking outline available to download and print below. It is suggested that you do this before working through the presentation.
This site will give you a quick run down of how to use Figjam and then it provides 20 great ideas for using Figjam in the classroom - including the templates to get started!
There is even a video to keep it very easy!
Tutorials are linked at the bottom of the site as well.
Ditch That Textbook has tons of great ideas to support teachers in their busy classrooms. One of the many resources offered are FREE templates that will save time and engage students in their learning.To access these free templates (Google Slides and PowerPoint) head on over to https://ditchthattextbook.com/resources/templates or check out the individual sections included in this lesson.
- Arts Education
- Computer & Digital Technologies
- Emotional Wellness
- English Language Arts
- Health Education
- Indigenous Perspectives
- Mental Wellness
- Practical & Applied Arts
- Social Studies
- Material Type:
- Primary Source
- Sun West School Division
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The Grit Scale was developed by Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
The Grit Scale is used to identify traits that might predict success.
The complete test and more information is available in Angela Duckworth's book: “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance."
· Each student takes an item from the mystery bag
· Ask them to organize themselves into groups that they think fit together
· Then after a few minutes say there are 8 groups
· Set out 8 # cards with the title and see what groups you can make now
· Each person briefly describes why they choose that group & then results are graphed.
This is an online inventory based on the work of Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman. The quiz will determine preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global).
This site includes the inventory, explanations of each of the areas, FAQs, applications of the learning styles, interesting articles including one on "Understanding Student Differences", and the validity of learning styles is explored.
**Make sure you open the 4 page "Learning Styles and Strategies" link after you take the inventory. This includes insightful information on how you can use the results to help yourself!**
This excellent activity was used with our PeBL Mentors at Sun West. An explanation is included in the PowerPoint slides attached, and the other resources are provided as Word Documents.
The following is a collection of resources used at Eaton School that could provide templates and ideas for using Learner Profile with your class and school at all levels!
This is a learning styles quiz for our youngest students.
This can also be used with older students that need a modified version of other learning profiles for learning styles. It is heavily picture based.
This is an example of how students can display their learner profile. This flip book should have each page copied on a different colour and will need to be double-sided and cut.
There are many other items you can include in a learner profile, but this example includes: learning style, multiple intelligences, learning preferences, and a SECRET 21st century skills checklist.