Tuesday, February 14, 2006

LoTi Mentor Certification Day 1 - Irving, TX - Reflection

Since the majority of the day was spent "LoTizing" video clips and related learning activities, I wanted to provide you with some additional suggestions when conducting classroom walkthroughs or reviewing student products.

1.Having students apply what they have learned to a new authentic situation involves more than just depositing the information into a webpage, blog, wiki, or multimedia presentation; it requires students applying the pertinent concepts or skills to a situation that directly impacts the learner, his/her immediate surroundings, and/or the larger community. If this is not the case, then you most likely have either a LoTi 2 or 3 learning experience.

2. Whenever possible, use pages 75/76 from your LoTi Mentor Certification manual to help approximate the LoTi of any lesson plan, web-project, or instructional unit.

3. A truly differentiated classroom has LoTi 0-4 occurring on a daily basis.

4. The appropriate or target LoTi should always be commensurate with the TEKS or TAKS Objectives being addresssed and at the desired level of student cognition.

As a reminder, you are encouraged to complete the last two LoTi approximations from Task #1 and the entire Task #3. We will start the day reviewing these activities. I will also share the results of our data collection comparing the reaction time of women versus men. Say tuned.

If you have any other questions that I can answer about the LoTi Framework, please let me know.