The problem with PD is that on the whole it treats teachers as ‘consumers’ of professional knowledge, and discourages teachers from thinking for themselves. Teachers need to be ‘creators’ of professional knowledge. -Peter Kent✤ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/wonderfullycomplex/3352954780/sizes/o/in/photostream/Friday, August 10, 12
kolb cycle/experiential learning cycle http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/ldu/sddu_multimedia/kolb/static_version.phpFriday, August 10, 12
“Adult learning is facilitated when the learner’s representation and interpretation of his own experience are accepted as valid, acknowledged as an essential aspect inﬂuencing change, and respected as a potential resource for learning.” Brundage and MacKeracher, 1980 via Dewar, 1999 http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/specialkrb/5232619436/in/pool-1331568@N23/Friday, August 10, 12
make it meaningful. (even for this guy.)Friday, August 10, 12
so what could it look like?Friday, August 10, 12
aligned to school vision and goals connected to student learning outcomes experiential empowering collaborative, social, reﬂective supported through a culture of trustFriday, August 10, 12
PLCs Lesson Study Book Circles Reﬂective Special Interest Action Research Journaling/ Cohorts Teams Blogging Teacher-led Coaching/ Fed-Ex Days workshops MentoringFriday, August 10, 12
embrace constraints “There’s no time!” Get creative with schedules… before/after school, ﬂex time, reduce non-instructional duties, provide coverage yourself “Central oﬃce will never go for this!” Start with a pilot group… gather teacher feedback, prove the positive impact on teacher and student growth alike “Your budget is being cut!” Building teacher leadership eliminates the need for expensive out-of-house PD offerings… seek out affordable or free online venues- webinars, #rscons… send your teachers to #edcamps, #ntcampsFriday, August 10, 12
acknowledgements For Sharing Ideas Steven Andersen @web20classroom For Sharing Images Shelly Blake-Plock @teachpaperless http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Connected Principals www.connectedprincipals.com http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/rdhout/http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ cliff_robin/618199950/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Alec Couros @courosa http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/68634595@N00/116220689/ Seth Godin @thisissethsblog http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Patrick Larkin @bhsprincipal http://www .ﬂickr.com/photos/brianauer/2220697913/sizes/o/in/ photostream/ Lisa Nielsen @innovativeedu http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/srsphoto/766053834/sizes/o/in/ Daniel Pink @danielpink photostream/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/2746176068/sizes/o/in/ Powerful Learning Practice http://plpnetwork.com/ photostream/ Eric Sheninger @nmhs_principal http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/jkﬁd/4333769080/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/striatic/2192189572/sizes/z/in/photostream/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/falcifer/4063703683/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Chris Wejr @mrwejr http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/wonderfullycomplex/3352954780/sizes/o/in/ Brecknock Elementary School Teachers photostream/ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/234942843/sizes/l/in/ photostream Presentation Resources found here: http://leadandlearn.wikispaces.com/ Simple+K-12+WebinarsFriday, August 10, 12
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