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    Innovation team presentation   ri 2013 Innovation team presentation ri 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • Innovation Grant 2013The Team: Amy  Rice,  Bryan  Scho1ield,  Amy  Meldrum,  Jeff  Muthanna,  Michelle  LaBounty,  Craig  CantlieMonday, 10 June, 13
    • WHAT  WAS  YOUR  INQUIRY  QUESTION?Will providing extendedmonthly collaborative time forteachers deepen and facilitatetheir abilities to effectivelyexplore and plan their units ofInquiry?  Will Inquiry basedunits be more rigorous andwill students learning bemore connected andmeaningful and encouragethem to take action?Monday, 10 June, 13
    • How  did  you  do  it?Monday, 10 June, 13
    • 1. Unit Planning (big ideas/concepts/summativetasks)2. Quintessential Inquiry – lesson preparation• The teacher has an intended outcome forthe day• Focus on teacher questions• “figuring things out”• PROVOCATION3. Coaching in the classroom4. Collaboration.• Team teaching• Variety for the students• Immediate, trusted, adult feedback5. Win/WininQuireMonday, 10 June, 13
    • Messy Consistency Variety TenacityWednesday Mornings and Monthly Afternoon Sit DownsMonday, 10 June, 13
    • How  did  you  do  it? Found Expertise in the District and BeyondMonday, 10 June, 13
    • 7Shelley WrightSaskatchewan/ICC/In CanadaInstead of her standing anddelivering curriculum, she is moreof a facilitatorGenius Hour- Kids pick somethingthat they are passionate about.Asking questions and knowingwhat’s going on with the studentsemotionally is keyThe Process is what is importantShared real classroom examplesJanet HicksWest Bay/In DistrictMonday Mornings3rd Termmet with interestedteachers to plan andteam teachled planning through theIB lens of inquiry learningled an inQuire workshopafterschoolKath MurdochAustralia/International2 after-school sessionsvia FaceTime/Skypeher work was the focusof the literature handedout at Pro-D Daysprovided tools forcreating a culture ofinquiry - questioningMonday, 10 June, 13
    • How  did  you  do  it? Professional  Development  led  by  our  Teachers  -­‐  SOLEHonest  conversation  around  inquiry  -­‐  where  are  we?Big  Question  -­‐  What  are  challenges  and  opportunities  for  learning?  Teacher  lensBig  Question  -­‐  Tackling  the  big  question.  Student  LensRe1lections  on  the  Process  and  perceived  realitiesMaking  Connections  with  studentsMonday, 10 June, 13
    • How can I do Inquiry with all thecurriculum we have to teach?Monday, 10 June, 13
    • WHAT SURPRISED YOU?The  “buy-­‐in”  by  StaffThe  efforts  staff  went  to  inQuireWhat  many  of  us  thought  of  as  "the  giving  up  of  control”  actually  came  to  mean  a  sharing  of  power,  in  which  students  took  an  active  role  in  the  direction  of  their  own  learning.    I  was  surprised  both  by  this  and  by  the  level  of  commitment  and  passion  of  my  colleagues  to  an  idea  that  required  such  a  radical  shift  in  our  thinking.  Many  of  the  people  with  whom  I  work  really  embraced  the  idea  of  change  –  even  though  it  meant  changing  fundamental  notions  of  our  practice  and  our  understanding  of  what  it  is  to  teach.The  dipsMonday, 10 June, 13
    • WHY THIS MATTERSTo  build  a  culture  of  inquiry  it  was  important  to  build  capacity  amongst  the  staff  in  a  manner  that  encouraged  “learning  from  within”  as  staff  collaborate  and  begin  to  mentor  one  another.It  demonstrated  a  commitment  to  the  staff  that  we  valued  the  direction  of  inquiry.It  created  a  safe  opportunity  for  teachers  to  expand  their  pedagogy.It  is  what’s  best  forstudent  learning.Monday, 10 June, 13
    • WHERE TO NEXT?Continue to build capacity amongst the staff andencourage greater risk-taking in “letting go” withclassroom learning.Continue to nurture interested staff as inQuiryleaders and have them work collaboratively withcolleagues.Ensure we are developing the staff learning in asustainable manner by understanding andhonouring that it is a long (and windy) road.How can we support your journey?Monday, 10 June, 13