Brief introduction regarding the appropriateness of the world cafe exercise to draw out important headline ideas from the group that will be referred to throughout the workshop.Transition statement: reference the CYFN logo, noting the map of the Yukon overlain on the image of circle...the community all together...the world.
Complete the reference of the motif of Yukon, community and the global village. Transition statement: identify how we all have unique experiences and understanding of our communities – and we impact others through all of our actions – in our professional and personal lives.
As CELCs, your impact could be compared to a drop hitting the water. You may not feel as though your actions have a large impact, not or without far reaching effects. But, each action we make has a ripple effect – much like each drop in a pond. Schools and the education system of the Yukon as a whole might seem like a large pond – but the effect of your actions has an effect...Transition statement: ...just like the concentric rings of a splash in a pond – moving outwards in all directions.
Transition statement: And like water droplets in a pond...the effects of others impacts can be felt and overlap with your own.
...creating rings of overlapping interest and activity – that shape the surface of the water – shape your schools – shape your community.Transition Statement: And indeed we are all so very different in our personalities and professional strengths, that our impacts are not equal or in any way the same...
...but rather – all different and of equally important – and messy and always changing from day to day as we grow and learn. Transition Statement: I like this image that is a metaphor for the messiness of interactions – as opposed to the alternative view that we are all operating in isolation in a box...
...affecting only the area around ourselves. Working in isolation limits the natural state of our personal and and professional lives – where we are interested in others and express a desire to affect positive change and share our experiences to shape our communitiesTransition Statement: ...so lets return to the idea of creativity and the uniqueness of our experiences and interactions...
...and translate idea into our first activity of this workshop – our world cafe.
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Explain the process using the slide.
End of session.Share with CELCs that the information gathered during this session will be posted on the walls to inspire out thinking throughout the day – and will also form the start point for our CELC Empowerment Curriculum session on Day 2.
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1<br />Discuss each headline issue and write down key words and ideas <br />Rank the order of importance for your community and school from 1 (most) to 5 (least)<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />Review what others have contributed and add connections and extensions<br />Posted up as food for thought and as a start point for further discussions<br />