Excitement brews in 2012 for the International Learning Styles Network (ILSN). An upcoming conference and institute planned for the summer always adds value to our work, and an opportunity for networking and brainstorming.
I hope you will plan to visit one of our events!
The concept of learning style is alive and well, and now, more than ever, is referenced in professional journals, at international conferences, conventions and workshops, as well as in educational law and regulations.
Here in the United States there is a major push for Response to Intervention
(RTI) processes and procedures through the development of problem-solving teams that focus on data to assure that interventions for at-risk learners make a difference in the learning-lives of students. The use of the Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model as the foundation for all things RTI continues to provide, for the problem-solving team, a way to zero in on interventions that we are sure will make a difference, as interventions that are chosen are geared to the learning-style profile of the student.
This is an amazing time in public education and in the business world as well. No one is absolutely sure of the next steps in education, business, finance, or politics. One thing that we can be sure of is the shift to educational systems, workforces, and political systems that are truly focused on the individual. Understanding and respecting each individual's learning style when creating a lesson plan, marketing design, training program or instruction of any kind, goes a long way to assuring comprehension and retention of information.
We hope you will stay tuned and assist in setting and achieving our goals as an International Learning Styles Network Center in this time of great change. The time is now to assure that the vital understanding of how individuals learn and process information is considered in all that we do -- educationally, economically, politically and socially -- throughout the world. Such exciting times! The ILSN plans to be a part of it and, with your help, leading the way through these tumultuous times to a time of greater understanding of and respect for our similarities and differences.