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Leveraging the Science of Learning in Digital Instruction
Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Paul W. Ownby, Senior Product Manager, Learning.com
Hosted by Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
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Over past three decades, our understanding of the Science of Learning—the science behind the way we learn—has grown considerably. This growth identifies why some of the best teachers and learners are successful and helps us understand how teachers and learners become more effective and efficient.
In this edWebinar, Paul Ownby, Senior Product Manager from Learning.com, discusses how leveraging aspects of the Science of Learning can improve the effectiveness of any curriculum—digital, or otherwise. The edWebinar includes:
- An overview of some of the principles embodied in the Science of Learning that can be incorporated in routine learning exercises
- Examples of how principles of the Science of Learning can be developed into guidelines for the development of curricula to promote maximum skill development and knowledge acquisition
- Practical examples of how principles of the Science of Learning can be applied to both learning and teaching efforts
By the end of this edWebinar, viewers will be familiar with some principles of the Science of Learning, be able to identify ways to modify instruction for improved outcomes, and identify changes to maximize their own learning. This presentation will be of interest to K-8 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Paul Ownby, Senior Product Manager for Learning.com, provides product direction for Learning.com’s digital literacy, computer science and coding curricular products. Paul has worked in product management and content development for over 20 years with a particular focus on technology and education. As part of the initial product and development team for Learning.com’s EasyTech curriculum, Paul worked closely with co-founder Barclay Burns to establish content design guidelines for Learning.com’s interactive lessons that leveraged principles found in the Science of Learning to maximize learning in online lessons. He is passionate about digital and technical learning, and leveraging what we know about how we learn to make learning and teaching efforts more efficient.
About the Host
Jeff Meyer, Director of Education for Learning.com, provides thought leadership, professional development, and consulting with educators, parents and students regarding the importance of digital literacy education and how Learning.com helps students excel in a digital world. Jeff has worked in public education since 1982 as a high school English language arts teacher and physical education coach. After receiving an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction and instructional technology, Jeff worked as Director of Professional Development and Instructional Technology in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas and then was named Director of Instructional Technology for Austin Independent School District in 2000. Jeff joined Learning.com in 2005, and has worked in a variety of roles, including professional development, customer services, and product marketing. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, student-centered approaches and digital resources to prepare students for the future.
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