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TILTing Toward Success with SCAFFOLDS Supporting Complex Instruction with Transparency and Purpose

Started Apr 20, 2022


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Your Name: Matthew Callison
Your Title: Director of Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, and Instructional Technology
Do you have a co-presenter(s)? Yes
Co-presenter(s) Name(s) : Carrie Hagan (Director of Experiential Learning, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Director, Civil Practice Clinic, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law), Alexandria Fox (Instructional Designer, Indiana University School of Education)
Your Institution : South Fayette Township School District
Presentation Title: TILTing Toward Success with SCAFFOLDS: Supporting complex instruction with transparency and purpose
Presentation Description: As educators, we struggle with introducing complex, multifaceted concepts in understandable and effective ways that support student comprehension of materials. Scaffolding is an evidence-based practice that involves a progressive introduction of skills and knowledge to enable students with greater understanding and independence regarding the material introduced. Because of this progressive introduction, scaffolding is an effective strategy to support students learning complex ideas and skills (Hammond & Gibbons, 2005; Wood, Bruner, & Ross, 1976). The presenters will share two research-based approaches that provide students with scaffolding, transparency and purpose for assignments. 

First, participants will learn about how applying the quick and easy TILT framework to any Canvas assignment will increase student understanding of the purpose, tasks, and criteria for success, while at the same time reducing teacher frustration around responding to endless questions from students about what they are supposed to do. 

Second, participants will see how to structure a complex learning task within Canvas using the SCAFFOLDS framework so that it can be completed as an asynchronous activity while both increasing the amount of timely, high-quality feedback provided to students and reducing teacher workload.

Participants will be briefly introduced to the TILT and SCAFFOLDS framework, shown concrete examples, and then introduced to various learning technology tools (i.e., Canvas, Google, screen recording software) that educators may use when incorporating this method of instruction. Participants will be guided through a process in which they identify a complex concept of skill from their own class, and then devise specific scaffolds that might increase student learning and engagement.
What instructional level(s) would this be suited for (Primary or Secondary)? Secondary
What level of Canvas would this be suited for (Beginner/Advanced/Both)? Both

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