Patty Obrzut Discusses the Dynamic Learning Circle

In February 2016, Patty Obrzut, an expert on Active Learning from Penrickton Center for Blind Children, recorded a series of video clips on the Dynamic Learning Circle.

Overview – Dynamic Learning Circle

Description: An overview of the Dynamic Learning Circle, a critical part of understanding the Active Learning approach. This approach is especially beneficial for learners with the most severe disabilities, including cerebral palsy, deafblindness and developmental delay. Presented by Patty Obrzut, Assistant Director for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children.

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Stage 1 Dynamic Learning Circle – Aware and Interested

Description: Stage 1 of the Dynamic Learning Circle, is the point when the child becomes aware and interested in something or someone in his or her environment.  Awareness occurs once accidental movements become purposeful. Patty Obrzut, Assistant Director for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, discusses this stage of the Dynamic Learning Circle and how it relates to Active Learning.

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Stage 2 Dynamic Learning Circle – Curious and Active

Description: Stage 2 of the Dynamic Learning Circle, is the point when the child becomes curious and actively engaged in experiencing something or someone in his or her environment.  The learner is independently active – experimenting, exploring, and interacting with the environment. Patty Obrzut, Assistant Director for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, discusses this stage of the Dynamic Learning Circle and how it relates to Active Learning.

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Stage 3: Learning Completed or Habituation

Description:  Patty Obrzut, Assistant Director for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, discusses this stage of the Dynamic Learning Circle and how it relates to Active Learning.

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Stage 4 Dynamic Learning Circle – Ready for New Challenges

Description: Stage 4 of the Dynamic Learning Circle is when the  learner is ready for new challenges, which will lead to new awareness and interest. Patty Obrzut, Assistant Director for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, discusses this stage of the Dynamic Learning Circle and how it relates to Active Learning.

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