Rosetta Stone

Lieu : Collège du Léman

Intervenant : Schnorr Sabine

RosettaStone

Langue : en

How we teach and how we learn in digital times Sabine Schnorr Brent Hill Rosetta Stone is privileged to work with many great language teachers around the world, using a blended learning solution to create successful classroom experiences for everyone involved. Students learn independently on the computer and then join together in the classroom for group work and conversational activities. The high percentage of children whose mother tongue is not English as well as the many reasons students need language skills today gives classrooms the potential to facilitate change. Rosetta Stone wants to assist teachers in offering the best eLearning tool to make the most of this opportunity. Attendees of the Pedagogical Day can hear Rosetta Stone discuss the best way to respond to the challenges of a multicultural class. The key is to understand what learners themselves bring to class and then incorporate their aptitudes, interests, knowledge, and skills into the lesson. We’ve known for decades that learners bring to class different learning styles or “intelligences,” different life experiences and aptitudes, and varying social goals. In the case of learners in the digital age, students bring a “just-in-time” approach shaped by their expertise with digital technologies and digital “bits” of information. The evening before class they can search, scan, socialize, store and bring more information to class the next morning than has ever before been possible. In this context, the teacher is less a sage on the stage than a maestro leading a dynamic learning inquiry with expectations and contributions assigned to everyone in the room. Like a good maestro, it’s the teacher’s ability to get the best from everyone present and to create from it something powerful, meaningful and unified that defines success.