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Early release october 2014 engagement & curriculum

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Early release october 2014 engagement & curriculum

  1. 1. PHS Professional Development Engage—Apply—Reflect—Share Who are We & Why are We Here? What do We need in order to Engage, Learn, & Grow? How will We use Our Time—Today & Beyond? Early Release, October 15, 2014
  2. 2. Who are We & Why are We Here? Supporting & Challenging Each Other to Become Our Best • We care deeply about students and about each other. • We model and promote a growth mindset. • We focus on learning in and beyond the classroom. • We understand that fair is different than equal. • We work hard and persevere. • We value people, not programs. • We make choices—big and small—that reflect who we are and who we want to become. • We strive to be the people we want our students to be.
  3. 3. Who are We & Why are We Here? Supporting & Challenging Each Other to Become Our Best All Students Prepared for Success  Academics, Extra-Curricular, Community, Finances Increased Student Engagement  Curriculum (course/unit development, backwards design, summative assessments)  Learning Environment (transition, soft skills, relationships)  Instruction (critical thinking, differentiation, feedback, formative assessment, best practice)
  4. 4. Who are We & Why are We Here? Supporting & Challenging Each Other to Become Our Best At PHS, engaged students— • Make choices about their learning (ownership) • Display curiosity and enthusiasm • Experience relevant, challenging, authentic curriculum • Participate actively (collaborating, questioning, discussing, creating) • Persevere through challenges (growth mindset) • Feel connected to other students, staff, curriculum, and our school
  5. 5. What do We need in order to Engage? When We Learn, Students Learn  We feel OK.  We care about our work/learning.  We’re active.  We feel stretched.  We have coaches.  We use what we learn.  We reflect.  We plan next steps. Activity: “8 Conditions for Motivated Learning” Cushman 2014
  6. 6. How will We Use our Time (Now & Future)? When We Learn, Students Learn We feel OK. We care about our work/learning. Engage (mini-lesson) We’re active. We feel stretched. We have coaches. Apply (collaborative work) We use what we learn. Reflect (exit ticket) We reflect. We plan next steps. Share
  7. 7. How will We Use our Time (Now & Future)? When We Learn, Students Learn Increasing Student Engagement  Curriculum—First Semester  Instruction—Second Semester  Learning Environment—All Year
  8. 8. How will We Use our Time (Now & Future)? When We Learn, Students Learn Today’s Plan…  Learn Curriculum Process & Explore Different “Ways In” (engage)  Plan Collaborative Work (apply)  Reflect & Share Long-Term Goal…  High quality units posted on district website by January Early Release
  9. 9. Curriculum: What & Why? When We Learn, Students Learn  Curriculum = “the course to be run”  Guides teaching and learning by defining and organizing what learners should know, understand, and be able to do  Unites educators in pursuit of common goals without limiting the “educational imagination” (Eisner)  Not a script, but a collaboratively designed vision for learning
  10. 10. Curriculum: How? When We Learn, Students Learn Identify desired results. Determine acceptable evidence. Plan learning experiences. Your Task: •Explore Fast Fire options to find your “way in.” •Develop your collaborative work plan for 10/30. •Enter your plan on the Select & Reflect
  11. 11. Curriculum: What’s Your Plan? When We Learn, Students Learn Please share…  Something you learned today  A resource you found especially helpful  An “ah-ha” moment you had  Something you’re excited to work on next time
  12. 12.  Thank You 

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