Collaborative Learning Retreat…the amount of knowledge I received has caused an evernote & blog post to honor the occasion)
(The 3 main questions our retreat focused on) (via Alabama Best Practices Center! :o) <——- http://www.bestpracticescenter.org/
1. What do students need to know and be able to do to succeed in college/career?
2. What do teachers need to know and be able to do provide the learning expectations, opportunities, & experiences that will prepare students to succeed in college/career?
3. What can leaders do to create expectations & support to transform their schools into places that value both adult & student learning, where collaboration is the norm for both students & teachers, and where engaging in rigorous instruction occurs in every classroom?
(some of the main questions since that I have been trying to figure out)
What does collaboration mean to you? How do we create essential, effective collaboration in the classroom & PLCS? How do we ensure the collaboration is purposeful?
Things I am working on this summer, post-retreat
-Effective PBL/ IBL projects
*Powerful Learning- Linda Darling Hammond
*Better Learning- Fisher & Frey
-Purposeful Classroom Norms
*Focus- John Schmoker
I am using evernote to work through all 3 of these texts in hopes of creating Guided Instruction lps, purposeful inquiry based projects, quality question sets, PLC topics, & PLC/Classroom Norms (which I hope are similar)
…please respond with questions, comments and/or concerns 🙂 I am hoping to do 3 different posts on each text and how they have shaped my classroom/plc approach for next year.
http://www.evernote.com/shard/s72/sh/b2591191-d368-4088-91e7-7b166d2acde7/34e… <—— PLC topics Evernote Sharenote link