Ten Big6 Workshop Modules to Choose From
Big6 Workshops are tailored to meet the requirements and themes in your local school. First you’ll learn the Big6 basics, then you may build in topics that focus on your current interest areas:
Customize your workshop with these popular Big6 related topics:
- Big6 and Technology
- Big6 and State Standards
- Big6 and Instructional Design
- Big6 and Critical Thinking
- Big6 and Assessment
- Big6 and Collaboration
- Big6 and High Stakes Testing
- Big6 and Scope and Sequence Development
- Big6 and Reading
- Big6 and Social Studies
1. Introduction to the Big6 Approach
The Big6 is an essential skill to know and use in the information age! Learn the implications for learning and teaching the Big6 model within the context of existing K-12 curriculum, assignments, and standards.
The Super3 contains the same basic elements as the Big6 but is offered in language that is easy for very young students to understand. Students in grades K-2 learn the basics – Plan, Do, Review – and prepare to apply a process approach to assignments.
3. Learning the Big6
The Big6 is appropriate for different levels, various learning styles, and for a range of age groups. Exercises will help you gain an understanding of the Big6. The Big6 will be discussed in the context of school, life, and work to demonstrate the relevance of how students can apply problem-solving in real life situations. You will learn to recognize when students are engaging in a Big6 activity – and apply your understandings of the Big6 process and skills.
4. Technology and the Big6
Learn how technology skills are useful in the context of content area curriculum and classroom assignments. Students will learn to use technology to find resources, communicate with others, sort and organize information, communicate a solution, and gather feedback—all in the context of the Big6 framework.
5. Instructional Design and Redesign
Learn how your existing units and lessons can be grounded within the context of the Big6 process. Collaborate with other educators in your team to design events that will help students learn the overall Big6 process in the classroom, library, and technology center. Gain strategies to make learning relevant and to sustain high levels of motivation among educators and students.
Assessment can be used to recognize strengths and highlight skills that need improvement. Students and teachers will learn how to gather evidence of Big6 proficiency within the context of assignments, tests, products and other forms of assessment.
7. Partnership and Collaboration
Teacher-librarians and computer teachers recognize that students learn better when instruction is linked to the needs of classroom instruction. Learn how to form productive partnerships within your school in which skills and content are coordinated and integrated.
8. Curriculum Connections and Curriculum Mapping
Build a useful “blueprint” of the curriculum in your school. Curriculum mapping is a strategy based on gathering data about actual curriculum units or units intended for teaching. Use tools to gather data, identify valuable units for integrated instruction, and document plans for a successful Big6 program in your school or across your district.
9. The Parent Connection
Parents are eager to help their children succeed at school! Our focus is to help parents understand the Big6 themselves, to enable them to guide their students. Learn how to coach your parent groups to become advocates for effective learning.
10. Big6 Program Planning
Plan for effective Big6 instruction in your building and across your entire district. We provide the tools and instruction to begin planning systematic development for the Big6 skills—part of basic skills education in the 21st century.
For more information about Big6 Workshops, please call Big6 Associates: 315-450-6406 or send your email inquiry to: info(at)Big6(dot)com