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It’s coming!

  1. 1. IT’S COMING!<br />On September 27th<br />
  2. 2. Something completely different!<br />
  3. 3. There are no speakers!<br /> How many times have we brought in an outsider to tell us what we already knew? <br />Peter Block <br />
  4. 4. But what would we do?<br />
  5. 5. Imagine an opportunity <br />to learn with, to learn from, to learn for….<br />
  6. 6. Imagine time to talk about <br />what’s important to you…<br />
  7. 7. Imagine time to build connections with colleagues – no matter where you are,<br />no matter where they are…<br />
  8. 8. Imagine time to ponder <br />big questions like….<br />
  9. 9. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about using technology?<br />
  10. 10. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about building and sustaining communities that welcome each learner?<br />
  11. 11. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about creating and gathering instructional strategies that work?<br />
  12. 12. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about engaging in inquiry based teaching and learning?<br />
  13. 13. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about assessment practices that deepen student learning?<br />
  14. 14. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about engaging and motivating learners?<br />
  15. 15. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about growing Professional Learning Communities?<br />
  16. 16. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about meeting the diverse needs of students academically, socially and emotionally?<br />
  17. 17. What can we learn today to make a difference to students tomorrow about bridging the gap between grades?<br />
  18. 18. But how will we organize ourselves to talk about these questions?<br />
  19. 19. We’ll use Open Space!<br />
  20. 20. Huh?<br />
  21. 21. Open Space is a dialogue tool that generates communication, collaboration, innovation for groups large and small.<br />
  22. 22. Step One<br />Your PD Rep and Administrator team will ask you to select the big question from the list of nine choices that most interests you. <br />
  23. 23. Step Two<br />On September 27th, in your “Big Question” group, write issues about the question on a piece of paper.<br />
  24. 24. Step Three<br />Post the issues on the “market place” wall.<br />
  25. 25. Step Four<br />Group similar ideas to create breakout groups.<br />
  26. 26. Step Five<br />Gather with the smaller group interested in the same topic.<br />
  27. 27. Step Six<br />Report out what you learned in your small group to the larger group.<br />
  28. 28. There are a few “laws” that you should know.<br />
  29. 29. Use the “Law of Two Feet”<br />If it is not serving your needs use your two feet and move.<br />It is not being rude!<br />
  30. 30. It’s Okay to be a Bumble bee<br />In Open Space, Bumble Bees go from meeting to meeting.<br />It is important to cross-pollinate our meeting with information from other groups.<br />
  31. 31. It’s Okay to be Butterfly<br />Butterflies may spend a lot of time flying around by the coffee table.<br />Butterflies are not being lazy.<br />
  32. 32. Don’t be a Giraffe<br />Giraffes are people who want to use their two feet, but are afraid of being seen as rude.<br />Giraffes are not helpful in Open Space.<br />
  33. 33. Before September 27th….<br />Your PD Rep will give you a form to check which question you are most interested in.<br />Email Jan Thorsen– pd68@bctf.ca – if you would love to help. <br />
  34. 34. Want to learn more?<br />If you are interested in learning how to use Open Space and helping us facillitate the groups, sign up for a workshop on September 15th at noon.<br />Email ndta@shaw.ca to register. <br />

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