ERIN (can also pull more stuff about participatory learning from the intro to the publication – pp. 5-6.) BUT keep it short because last time this slide took really long Also mention participation gap, as it relates to both students AND teachers
IOANA Genesis: mention DML 2011, diversity of WG members Goals: Provide a common forum for professional development conversations centered around participatory learning Foster interdisciplinary dialogue among vested audiences in participatory learning Identify synergy among members and facilitate learning from each other Construct a common framework for participatory models of professional development Extract best practices and lingering challenges in the field Build a collection of case studies exemplifying these best practices and share them with the larger community of stakeholders in participatory learning Questions raised: Goals: What do teachers want from a PD experience, as opposed to what is required of them? What are (or should be) the goals of PD? Participatory learning: What is the current role of teachers in the PD design process? How can we make this process more participatory so that it recognizes ownership, co-design and relevance? How do we transition from PD for to PD with? Context and relevance: How do we properly account for various disciplines and different age groups while crafting versatile PD programs? What is the impact of short- vs. long-term investments in professional development? Media: What is the role of media and digital technologies in PD? Sustainability: How do we create an environment which sustains ongoing learning that teachers themselves can direct? Assessment: How do we best assess PD initiatives?
Key insights: Beyond the rich examples and lessons learned from each of the case studies, one of the core take-aways from this project is the design guide on participatory models of professional development. This design guide had the double benefit of being useful to our wide audience (which includes a vast number of practitioners) and in the same time providing us with a common framework for the analysis and discussion of the case studies.Specifically, inspired by Barry Fishman’s work on design-based research, our framework suggests two levels of consideration: values and design principles
IOANA: Explain values based on descriptions in the publication
ERIN: Explain design principles based on descriptions in the publication
Introduce case studies, and give authors a few minutes to talk about their work (max 5 minutes)
IOANA and ERIN: Emphasize that even though it centers on individually-authored case studies, the working group and the resulting publication is a quintessentially collective effort, which all the group members helped shape