Pre-Conference Workshop M6
Summit: Cultivating Lifelong Learners
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Charlottenburg II Price: free of charge Status: places available
eLearning Journeys, Poland
Myron Cizdyn is Founder of the eLearning Journeys Initiative, which seeks to advance eLearning in Europe and beyond; energize institutional, educational and business thought leaders to support and promote eLearning; and project standards-based educational values throughout all segments of society. The goal of eLJ is to implement programs in instructional design to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives in tool and curriculum development; and to explore the benefits of standards-based learning in all segments.
eLearning Journeys holds a conference in Rzeszow once a year in the autumn, as well as continuing initiatives throughout Poland and beyond with its educational and industry partnerships.
He is also the President of The BLPS Group, which created the Gateway2Achieve learning platform, and has 27 years of experience in religious and educational publishing in the USA, Vatican, and Europe. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the SIIA's Educational Technology Industry Network.
Everyone believes in lifelong learning. But what does this mean in the real world? How do learning standards translate into a lifelong process and not into a mere list of granular skills to achieve for a specific goal? We feel that Lifelong Learning Standards are a great starting point to discuss how to cultivate lifelong learners by fostering intrinsic motivation, making change the constant, and making learning part of a community. This community includes a great variety of mentors, teachers, and content generators working with learners... and being learners themselves.
Imagine taking half a day and discussing lifelong learning without once discussing a grade-specific or job-specific skill or competency. Imagine discussing subjects that pertain to every learner, at every stage of life, education, and socioeconomic situation. Now, imagine attending such a workshop with decision-makers and specialists from across the learning spectrum: instructional designers, training leaders, teachers, administrators... in a small group setting and with a highly interactive format.
This Pre-Conference workshop begins with a general introduction and then divides into eight small groups. Each group is led by a facilitator expert in the traits of lifelong learning, and each group discusses four of the following eight lifelong learning standards:
- Possess core knowledge on which to build future learning
- Set and carry out personal learning goals
- Acquire, analyse, organise, and evaluate information from a variety of sources
- Persevere in difficult situations
- Demonstrate the habits of continuous improvement
- Self-assess progress, evaluates actions, and adjust as needed
- Engage in tasks even when answers or solutions are not immediately apparent
- View situations outside the boundaries of standard conventions
Each group will discuss what these skills mean in their school, their workplace, and their environments. Facilitators will come from school, higher education, medical & wellness, business, corporate training, educational technology, and content providers. The goal is to find the common threads that can be applied at all stages and in all phases, to cultivate learners in a holistic way and to work together to generate not just better test results, but a more informed, ethical, and productive society.
At the end of the Workshop, everyone will reassemble for a review of lessons learned and a discussion of next steps and how we will apply them in our lives. Lifelong learning requires that we view ourselves not just as leaders, but as learners. Register for our workshop and eliminate the distinction between learner and leader.
- Ministries & Government
- Content Providers
- Employers & HR
- Startups & Innovation
- Technology & Hardware Providers
A deeper understanding of the commonalities of learning, so all participants can begin to develop best practices that can be applied to learners in all segments. A white paper will be generated after the conference based on the Workshop.
|08:30||Gathering and Introductions|
|11:20||Interactive Discussions of Lessons Learned among the Facilitators|