A new approach to contemporary documentation and learning What is learning? How do we look for, capture, reflect on, and share learning to foster meaningful and active engagement? A Guide to Documenting Learning helps educators answer these questions. Documenting learning is a process that makes thinking about learning processes visible, meaningful, shareable, and amplified. It facilitates student-driven learning, helping students reflect on and articulate their own learning processes. It also helps teachers reflect on their own learning and classroom practice. When teachers are co-creators with their students, both gain valuable insights that inform future learning and empower students as engaged learners. This unique how-to book • Explains the purposes and different types of documentation • Teaches different “LearningFlow” systems to help educators integrate documentation throughout the curriculum • Provides authentic examples of documentation in real classrooms • Is accompanied by a robust companion website where readers can find even more documentation examples and video tutorials Written for educators of any grade level, this book provides insights into contemporary learning and professional learning environments, and emphasizes the power of technology to amplify teaching and learning beyond school walls. “This book touches upon information that would be useful to any school system because it scaffolds ways that educators can help students make their thinking known, which will only improve their future reasoning skills.” LaQuita Outlaw, Principal Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY “This book will become an important guide for schools and educators to have on their shelves. The content is original, highly organized and presents many new ideas on documenting learning. It takes what is happening in the world of teaching right now and elevates it to a coherent pedagogical process. The graphics are a fantastic resource.” Andrea Hernandez, Educational Consultant amplifiEDucation and edtechworkshop.blogspot.com, Jacksonville, FL



Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

—Joseph Addison

Chapter Descriptions

Our book contains 13 chapters (see Image Intro.1) that can be read in sequential order or by reading and applying the chapters that most interest you. That said, it is recommended you begin with the first three chapters simply because they lay a documentation foundation that

  • explains the nuances among three types of documenting—OF, FOR, and AS learning;
  • expresses the need for learners to embrace and put into practice the now literacies; and
  • addresses the differences between pedagogy and heutagogy in the context of learning evidence.

Chapters 4 and 5 provide in-depth information regarding learner engagement and the gradation of sharing and amplifying when planning for and implementing documenting learning opportunities.

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