Summary: This webinar will provide a brief introduction to Active Learning, which is an educational approach created by Dr. Lilli Nielsen of Denmark designed for learners who are functioning below the developmental age of 48 months (4 years). Basic principles will be discussed, along with resources to help families and practitioners to get started implementing this approach.
Kate Hurst is an Educational Consultant at Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Outreach Programs, where she has worked for over 30 years. Trained as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, she has also worked with adult Deafblind individuals in rehabilitation services. In recent years she has collaborated in the development of Active Learning Space and online courses related to Active Learning and has provided training on Active Learning.
Charlotte Cushman manages the Active Learning Space website, as well as Paths to Literacy. She began her career at Perkins 38 years ago, and has worked as a classroom teacher, and an education consultant for Perkins International and New England Center Deafblind Project.
- Identify the basic characteristics of Active Learning.
- Describe how an Active Learning approach differs from other approaches.
- Locate additional resources on Active Learning.