Learning Strategies

Unit 1 Look at Me

We will explore and discover the mystery of the brain and its role in learning. Students will identify their preferred learning styles and the means to attain efficient work and study skills. As a cumulative task, students create a Personal Learning Profile.
The Manager of You is You
I Can't Funeral
Right Left brain quiz
Chapter 1: Its Your Style Questions
Staying Well
Connecting the Text Reading Strategies
Take Effective Notes
Using Effective Notetaking skills, watch videos on dangers of energy drinks and take notes on article.
Manage Your Study Time
Balance Your Life
The Teenage Brain

Unit 2 Practice Your Skills

Connecting to the Text
Scandal Doping in Sport
Scandal Doping in Sport //Jump In// Activity
Growing a Business from Your Passion
Summarize skills video Communication: The Person to Person Skill
Analysis of Body language
Timed News Article
Test Taking Tips
Writing Documentary Reviews

Unit 3 Explore Your Opportunities

That's Entertainment
Aboriginal Peoples - Television Network
The Art of Doodling
What Are Dreams? Nova
Frontline Digital Nation

Unit 4 Study Guides and Strategies

Time Management
Scheduling and setting goals; Creating a to-do list; Prioritising tasks; Avoiding procrastination; Developing self-discipline
Problem Solving & Meeting Challenges
Adaptive decision making; Finding creative solutions; Managing by exception; Managing stress; Problem-based learning; Using analogies for creative problem solving;
Motivating Yourself
Introductory exercise; Intrinsic values; Extrinsic values; Selecting a mentor; Developing the project; Monitoring progress; Conclusion
Learning to Learn
Succeeding in continuing education; Visual/spatial learning; Learning as a student-athlete or student-performer; Learning as an adult; Learning with ADHD; Active learning; Language learning; Cross language resources including digital translators
Learning With Others
Group projects; Active Listening; Conflict resolution; Peer mediation; Tutoring guidelines; Using feedback with tutors
Effective Study Habits
Assessing study skills; A.S.P.I.R.E. - a study system; Index - a study system; Creating & studying with, flashcards; Studying with multiple sources; Finding the right study space; Print bibliography
Classroom Learning
Paying attention; Influencing teachers; Participation in discussions; Taking notes in lectures; Using guided notes;
Online Learning and questions to ask
Distance learning: types and preparation; Mobile learning (M-learning) with handheld devices; Taking online tests; Netiquette; Basics: Website development; Basics: Website design; Making your website popular: search engine optimization (SEO); Web design bibliography
Concentrating and directing your learning
Thinking critically; Thinking creatively; Radical thinking; Thinking aloud/private speech; Mapping your thoughts; Thinking like a genius
Acronyms; Acrostics; Rhymes; Loci; Keywords; Image-naming; Chaining
Reading Critically
Prereading strategies; SQ3R reading method; KWL reading method; Marking & underlining; Taking notes from a text book; Reading difficult material; Interpretive reading; Reading essays; Reading fiction; Fiction: narrator & character types; Speed & comprehension
Writing Research Papers
Researching on the Internet; How to write a research proposal; Evaluating website content; Organizing research with computers & avoiding plagiarism; Researching with note cards; Citing websites
Project Management
Organizing class assignments; Developing case studies; Spreadsheets and budgets; Setting your (school) budget; Presenting projects/speeches; Presenting your positive image or brand; Public speaking; Public speaking match game
The Seven Stages of Writing Assignments
Developing your topic (1); Identifying your audience (2); Researching (3); Organizing and prewriting (4); Drafting and writing (5); Revising (6); Proofreading (7);
Writing under a deadline
Modifiers & commas; Writing for the "Web;" The five-paragraph essay; Essays for a literature class; Expository essays; Persuasive essays; Position papers; Writing Strategies Learned by Stephen Wilbers; Bibliography for writing
General Test Preparation
Organizing for test taking; Mastering one test; Anticipating test content; Review tools for tests; Overcoming test anxiety; Cramming; Emergency test preparation
Ten Tips for Test Taking
Taking online tests; True/false tests; Multiple choice tests; Short answer tests; Open book exams; Oral exams; Essay Exams; Testing print bibliography; Bibliography of web sites with on-line help
Taking Math Tests
Solving linear equations; Solving math word problems; Evaluating algebraic expressions; Order of operations/ P.E.M.D.A.S; Sudoku 数独
Following the Science Method
Studying text books in science; Writing lab reports and scientific papers; How to write a research proposal; Writing white papers; Lab safety - outside links
Learning Exercises and Games
Outside links/resources: Exploring your own learning style; Study skills web sites; Free digitized texts, books, services

Unit 4 From Here to There

Learning Strategies Course Culminating Activity