21st Century Learning – Teachers in ActionReview of Workshop 1 and homeworkTech Focus TimeReviewing Learning Activities using the LearningActivity ChecklistLesson Improvement Activities8:30-9:009-1010-10:3011-11:30-2:30
1. Your Peer Coaching Plan2. Planning your coaching
All participants willlearn new digitalpedagogy strategiesvia the sharing of webtools and softwarewith each other. Your ToolWhat?How?When?Why?
• Complete a PMI (Positive, Minus, Interesting) on thevideo, considering 21st Century Skills and what youhave learnt from contemporary learning theories.
A well-prepared coach can: Help collaborating teachers improvetheir lessons using a common definitionof effective lesson design. Use communications skills thatencourage the collaborating teacher tothink more deeply about adopting newapproaches that meet the needs ofstudents to improve learning. Recommend content resources or suggestinstructional strategies to improvelearning activities. Assist other teachers to understand howtechnology can enrich and enhancelearning.What are the characteristics oflearning activities that will equipstudents with the skills andcompetencies they will need forcontinuing success?What do coaches need to know andbe able to do to support teachers’needs?
As a coach, you will provide instructionalsupport to teachers as they learn how toenhance student learning by integratingtechnology. To do this, it is critical for youto be able to answer several questions:1. What does it mean to enhance learningwith technology?2. How can technology be integrated intothe curriculum to help achieve academicstandards?3. What are the principles of effectivelesson design?This is a generic document that can bemodified. What are the components ofthe Standards-Based task? What arethe mandatory documents that shapeour work in New South Wales?What would you add here to ensurethat the learning meets ourrequirements?What would you remove or refine?
• Review the sample lesson, Pollution in River Yamuna.Look for evidence of how the learning activity reflectseach of the four areas represented on the LearningActivity Checklist. Provide suggestions on how toimprove areas you believe could be improved.• Use the Assess Lesson Design Template to document yourreview.• The Assess Lesson Design Template asked you to findevidence of how the learning activity reflects attributesof the Learning Activity Checklist. Why is it importantfor you to start with this evidence as you providefeedback to teachers on their learning activities?
Being ready to copewith differences ofopinion—what weare calling UsingConflict as aResource—is animportant skill forcoaches to have.Final WordProtocolWhat?ShareReflectWhy?
What you will need:1. Communication CueCard2. Lesson ImprovementTemplate3. Lesson Activity ChecklistThe Process:• Work in pairs• Review a lesson – coach usesCommunication Cue Cardand Lesson ActivityChecklist• Teachers improves lessonsusing Lesson ImprovementTemplate as a guide