The Agile Learner by James Anderson

Sponsored by the Greater Rochester Teacher Center Network

Author James Anderson presents The Agile Learner: Where Growth Mindset, Habits of Mind and Practice Unite

The Agile Learner synthesizes three important theories of learning: Dweck’s work on Mindsets, Ericsson’s work on practice, and the work of Costa and Kallick on the 16 dispositions in Habits of Mind. According to Anderson, “None of the three elements on their own is enough. It is not until we combine Mindset with Habits of Mind and Virtuous Practice that we develop the Agile Learner.”

In these 2 sessions, James will do an overview of The Agile Learner and help educators understand how we develop in our students the capacity to become increasingly effective learners in a world that is constantly disrupted. An Agile Learner is someone who recognizes that they live in an unpredictable, changeable and disruptive world. The Agile Learner understands that because of this, they can’t and don’t currently have the capacity to solve every problem they are likely to encounter. Their education has neither equipped them with all the answers, nor the full set of skills they need in order to thrive in the 21st century.

However, the Agile Learner understands that they are capable of changing themselves. They understand that they can develop their Habits of Mind and learn to behave more intelligently. This allows them to engage more effectively in Virtuous Practice and, in doing so, successfully address increasingly difficult problems.

A book study will be offered after these webinars for those that desire further exploration.

More about James Anderson and his work.

Youtube video of James explaining The Agile Learner- 2:49min.

2 Dates of synchronous online 1.5-hour programs via Zoom:

February 3, 2022 and February 10, 2022

Time: 7 - 8:30 PM EST

Cost: Free, Participants earn 3 CTLE hours.

REGISTRATION LINK 2.3.22 & 2.10.22

Registration link for The Agile Learner, Facilitated by James Anderson, Author

New York State Teacher Centers

For registration information, please contact Marguerite Dimgba:

Director, Greece Professional Learning Center

GRTCN Co-Chair

For course content information, please contact Juanita Henry or Pat Mullikin:

Director, Genesee Region Teacher Center

Director, Tri-County Teacher Center