Making the ShiftWhere will you go next?Suzie BossWorcester Academy WorkshopJune 11, 2013
Setting the Stage
What “It” Looks LikeA shifted learning experience is the kind of thingthat happens naturally “when students expect tobe connected learners.”~Karl FischDirector of Tech, Arapahoe HSCo-creator of Did You Know?
Brookwood School Efficient Cook Stove Projectwww.edutopia.org/blog/stove-project-global-youth-action-suzie-boss
Today’s ChallengeHow might we shift our practice atWorcester Academy (and enjoythe journey)?
Goals for Today
Warm-Up: From Here to ThereTwo truths (about your currentteaching and learning environment)One wish (something specific you’dlike to see happen here in 2013-14)
Gather: Table TopicsGo to: tinyurl.com/wa6-11Each table explores 1 “big idea” about shiftingeducation. (Count off by table #)Talk at your tables: What catches your attention?Report-out protocol: What? So what? Now what?
Team Challenge #1As a team of 4, brainstorm:List as many tools and strategies as you canthink of for formative assessment.
Team Challenge #21. As a team of 4, develop one do-able “shift” thatcould happen in your classroom or on yourcampus this fall. Draw on today’s research.2. Prepare to make your thinking visible with aposter, skit, storyboard, illustration, slogan,Tweet, or other artifact.Push each other to be creative, take arisk.(Presentation time: no more than 3 minutes)
How do we giveand receivefeedback?
Practice Ron Berger’s 3 Rules
Practice Being Critical Friends“I like …” (strengths of the project)“I wonder…” (potential weaknesses)“I have…” (ideas or resources to share)Remember Ron Berger’s rules:Be kind. Be specific. Be helpful.
Reflect: Where next?On your own, write down one action step for2013-14 that you want to think about over thesummer.
Keeping the End in Mind
How high can we aim?
Resources for Summer ExplorationBuck Institute for Education: www.bie.orgEdutopia: www.edutopia.orgWhat Kids Can Do: www.whatkidscando.org#PBLchat: Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Eastern