Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Expertise" Among Us - Sharing Our Learning Day

This year we have modeled our pro-d on Google's 20% Time .  Teams of teachers have been meeting regularly to explore and learn.  I have blogged about some of the "discoveries" that our teachers have made in their respective teams.

On April 20th the entire staff will come together to "share in our learning".  Recently the planning team for the day came together and created an agenda for the day.

Take a look at some of the great topics that are being shared and discussed below - proving that you should never underestimate the ability of a group of dedicated professionals to inspire, engage and discover.   

9:00 am           Welcome / Prayer / Overview of the Day 
9:15 am           LITERACY SKILLS across the curriculum (specific teaching strategies)  

10:00 am         Break

10:15 am         Breakout Sessions:  
       TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION (Building Class Websites)
       MOTIVATING STUDENTS (what our student have said)  
       ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING - Update of CISVA team 
 11:00 am         Break
11:15 am         Breakout Sessions
       TECH INTEGRATION (File Sharing, Social Media & other Web 2.0 tools) 
       PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (What worked, what didn't)
 12:00 pm         Lunch 

1:00 pm           PERSONALIZED LEARNING (Making sense of it)  

1:45 pm           DEBRIEF TIME  

2:45 pm           Appreciation & Feedback 

A huge thank-you to the staff who have worked so hard to make this happen - confirming that autonomy, purpose and mastery are the proper drivers to professional development!

On a side note - if you are in the greater Vancouver area and want to join us for this day of learning - you are welcome.  Let me know via twitter @johnnybevacqua or contact me at St. Pat's and we'll make room for you!

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