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Model of the Dynamic Learning Circle

Active Learning Principles

Welcome to the latest news from Active Learning Space, which is a collaboration of TSBVI, Penrickton Center for Blind Children and Perkins School for the Blind.  The site seeks to provide information and resources about the teachings of Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  There are many videos, ideas for materials, resources and more!

We have added background information and videos on the following principles of Active Learning :

  • Overview of Active Learning
  • Dynamic Learning Circle
  • Patty Obrzut Discusses the Dynamic Learning Circle
  • When Things Go Wrong
  • Five Key Points of Active Learning
  • Five Phases of Educational Treatment
    • Phase 1: Offering
    • Phase 2: Imitation
    • Phase 3: Interaction
    • Phase 4: Sharing the Work
    • Phase 5: Consequence
  • What Is Play?
Patty Obrzut, an expert on Active Learning from Penrickton Center for Blind Children, recorded a series of video clips on the Dynamic Learning Circle.
New Videos About the Five Phases of Educational Treatment
An adult sits in back of a young child on a resonance board.
This video shows the technique of offering, which is the first phase of Educational Treatment. Learn more.

Join our Active Learning Study Group!   Our 3rd meeting will be on January 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. CST).  The previous sessions have been recorded and are available to view on the TSBVI website. The webinar is free, but you need to register.  NOTE:  You must register separately for each session.

Adolescent boy imitates young boy putting toy in mouth.
This video shows the technique of imitation, which is the second of the five phases.  Learn more.

Help us create an IEP Bank!

We welcome the submission of functional IEP goals for students, based on their current performance levels, using an Active Learning approach.  Submit your goals to Kate Hurst at We hope to begin to compile a list of IEP goals on Active Learning Space that folks can reference.

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