Wednesdays, September 13 - October 11, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm
How can an educator help someone overcome a misconception? Why is it necessary to access, activate, and connect to learners’ prior knowledge? And, how can an informal educator nimbly do that within the various contexts that they teach within? Educators dive into research on prior knowledge and conceptual change, and consider what can be learned from listening closely to learners. During this series educators participate in activities to explore what learning research looks like in practice, and use videos of themselves teaching to reflect upon and brainstorm ways to strengthen their interactions with learners.