6/28    Hinds Community College
7/27    Early College High School
8/3    Hampton Academy
8/17    Gannon University

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Learning-to-Learn Camps: Their History and Development (from the International Journal of Process Education)

What do students read, write & study?

Each student receives the following set of books:

Some Learning to Learn Camps use
Learning to Learn: Becoming a Self-Grower
instead of Foundations of Learning.

Foundations of Learning

Foundations of Learning is an ideal curriculum for preparing students to succeed in college and beyond. Based on the premise that all students have the ability to improve how they learn, the curriculum addresses developing skills from all domains including cognitive, social, and affective. Methodologies, profiles of quality performers, and web resources are used to help students make the transition to college and develop into lifelong learners. In general, work products will include academic activities, entries in from a learning assessment journal, documentation of math and problem solving skills, a self-assessment/self-growth paper, and a life vision analysis.

Learning to Learn: Becoming a Self-Grower

Similar to Foundations of Learning, this curriculum prepares students for academic and life success. This text was developed as a way to recreate the Learning to Learn Camp experience in a 1- or 2-credit course. As such, it is a perfect fit for the camp experience itself. The text consists of 15 learning experiences, plus 2 that are available online:

1 Performing Like a Star
2 Becoming a Master Learner
3 Your Past Doesn’t Define Your Future
4 Self-Assessment: The Engine of Self-Growth
5 Time, Planning, and Productivity
6 Methodologies: Unlocking Process Knowledge
7 Visioning Your Future
8 Performing in Teams and within a Community
9 Performing when Being Evaluated
10 Reading for Learning
11 Metacognition: Thinking about My Thinking
12 Using Failure as a Stepping Stone for Success
13 Choosing and Using Mentors Effectively
14 My Turn to Shine
15 Shifting from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation
S1 Wellness: Taking Care of Your Whole Self
S2 Financial Planning and Strategy

Life Vision Analysis or Portfolio

The life vision analysis involves self-reflection and assessment, planning, and goal setting. Typical criteria for assessing the life vision analysis include level of openness, completeness (all sections and with a minimum of 25 pages), thoughtfulness, objectivity, and visual presentation. (Click the thumbnail at right to view a sample Life Vision Portfolio from a Learning to Learn Camp participant.)

Student Success Toolbox

The Student Success Toolbox is a powerful journal-writing tool designed to assist educators with assessing the development of students as learners, team members, critical thinkers, and members of a larger learning community. Students are required to complete various forms from the journal including error logs, reading logs, reflector’s reports, recorder’s reports, performance assessment, self-assessment, and glossary.

Math & Graphing Skills

The Math and Graphing Skills curriculum is a computer-based resource with 40 self-paced modules that provide an easy means for students to review, assess, and improve their basic math skills and abilities. Progress is made throughout the week as students work in various formats (by themselves, in pairs, and with an instructor) to increase their skill with basic math content. At the end of the week, students demonstrate their progress by taking a timed performance test.

An algebra book (optional)