Change Learning Survey Introduction

Welcome and thank you for participating in the Change Learning Survey. The purpose of the survey is to collect information about the needs of program participants so that a strategy can be developed to change learning.

There are 31 questions in this survey.

* 1. I can distinguish the characteristics that create a positive physical and emotional environment in which adults can optimize learning.

  Sometimes (I could use more information) Frequently (I have enough information) Most of the time (I need information about something else related to this)
Classroom based learning environment
Cultural-context (and/or linguistically diverse) learning environment
Technology-based learning environment
Self-study learning environment

* 2. I can explain the benefits of and design curriculum for diverse learning contexts.

  Sometimes (I could use more information) Frequently (I have enough information) Most of the time (I need information about something else related to this)
Classroom learning activities
Cultural-context and/or linguistically diverse learning activities
Technology-based learning activities
Self-study learning activities

* 3. I can differentiate between formal and informal (standardized pre- and post-tests) assessments and explain the value and necessity of each.

* 4. I can explain the various skills and knowledge associated with the National Reporting System's educational functioning level descriptors.

* 5. I evaluate and align instruction based upon learner goals, enhancement of academic skill sets (motivation, engagement, self-efficacy, etc.), and assessment results.

* 6. I encourage students to become aware of and participate in community issues.

* 7. I encourage the community to become aware of and participate in my students' activities.

* 8. I encourage students to engage family members in the learning activities they receive through my instruction.

* 9. I can identify strategies for linking content area with students' prior knowledge and experience.

* 10. I encourage students to use daily life experiences as opportunities for learning.

* 11. I provide curriculum for students with varying ability levels.

* 12. I provide curriculum that is sensitive to cultural and linguistic diversity.

* 13. I provide a positive, student-centered instructional setting that acknowledges and utlizes the experience that adults bring into the classroom.

* 14. I help students understand the difference in developing and implementing long and short range goals.

* 15. I employ a variety of research-based methods and activities that foster student persistence.

* 16. I design activities to assist students in becoming self-regulated, self-directed and independent learners going beyond their perceptions of their own limitations.

* 17. I administer a variety of assessment instruments, including learning style inventories, career interest inventories, goal orientation, self-efficacy and engagement measures, among others to help students develop goals, guide instruction and demonstrate student progress.

* 18. I use a variety of age-appropriate motivational strategies to encourage students to solve problems, including direct instruction of self-advocacy strategies.

* 19. I use a variety of learning theories (e.g., behaviorist, constructivist, social learning theories) to facilitate the learning process on individualized and group levels.

* 20. I analyze the effectiveness and impact of materials on learner outcomes.

* 21. I am able to evaluate the degree to which I select effective instructional practices and methods to generate integrated and enhanced life and workplace skills for my students.

* 22. I create and integrate learning activities that require students to model negotiation, decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

* 23. I introduce new concepts by progressing from familiar to unfamilar contexts.

* 24. I regularly assess and modify content materials and instructional methods to align with student needs and to improve student performance.

* 25. I regularly involve the students in planning, modifying and evaluating their own learning.

* 26. I use research-based instructional practices and materials involving technology that integrate instruction across content areas.

* 27. I provide opportunities for students to discover the use and value of technology in business, industry and society.

* 28. I use curricula and a variety of resources that blend content area and the skills needed for career opportunities.

* 29. I demonstrate to students the connection between content area skills and the skills needed for their career interests.

* 30. I demonstrate the ethical use of teaching methods and instructional practices (e.g., FERPA, research-based instruciton, educational standards, etc.).

* 31. I regularly participate in continuing education to assure that I am current in ethical teaching methods and practices.