"Engaged students are those students who are actively learning. They are not passively listening, but are instead actively constructing, dissecting, analyzing, comparing, collaborating, contributing, creating; they are reflecting upon information and ideas as well as how to use that information and those ideas."
JANUARY 10 SIP DAY
QUALITIES OF ENGAGEMENT
Personal Response: The work allows me to react and have my own thoughts. Consequently, there is more than one right answer.
Clear/Modeled Expectations: I know what success looks like; it has been modeled for me. I know the criteria for my personal response.
Emotional/Intellectual Safety: I am comfortable taking risks. It is OK to have a different answer or to be wrong on the way to being right.
Learning with Others: I have the opportunity to interact with others, sharing and analyzing my ideas and theirs. My learning is different because of this process.
Sense of Audience: Someone whose opinion I care about is going to see my work. I'll be more attentive to my work because of an "elevated level of concern."
Choice: I get to choose how I am going to gain information or knowledge or how I will demonstrate my learning. I have some control over my work.
Novelty and Variety: The work grabs my attention because it is new and different. It may be different in procedure, product, perspective, or place.
Authenticity: I understand that real people need to know how to do this work. I see connections to my world or the world at large.