Monthly Archives: February 2013

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (4 of 4)

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (3 of 4) should actually be titled Learning by Request and by Invitation.  After compiling the I want to learn… and I can teach… requests, we ended up with 16 peer-to-peer learning … Continue reading

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Ellipse Investigation – #AskDon’tTell

One more learning investigation from our experiment – see Circle Investigation – #AskDon’tTell and Parabola Investigation – #AskDon’t Tell. Sam designed the following ellipse investigation (EllipseInvest.tns). Look at the continued improvement in the learners’ questions: Sam notes that his learners … Continue reading

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PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (3 of 4)

As promised, PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (2 of 4) sheets came down Thursday afternoon so that we could look for patterns and match wants with cans. Friday morning the sign-up sheets were up in the Faculty Staff Lounge, and … Continue reading

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Co-Teaching World Languages with @j_kuipers3 – #TrinityLearns

Is it possible to serve as an active co-teacher in a course completely out of my field of expertise? Am I willing to put myself in learning experiences where I am a beginner or a novice rather than someone who … Continue reading

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Parabola Investigation – #AskDon’tTell

Continuing our experiment to lead learning by following and responding to learner questions, Sam designed the following parabola investigation (ParabolaInvest.tns) for his learners. (Note: Sam teaches in a 1:1 MacBook program, so these files are designed to be viewed and investigated … Continue reading

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PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (2 of 4)

My previous post, PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (1 of 4), described an idea for developing a plan for professional development based on community input.  We are interested in the unconference idea, but wanted a … Continue reading

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Celebrate and Grow…Protocol for offering and receiving feedback – Implemented

On our quest to collect feedback about our community so that we may continue to grow and improve, we have developed our feedback protocol, and we have practiced to test the feedback prompts, the lesson plan, and the technology we … Continue reading

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Circle Investigation – #AskDon’tTell

What if we facilitate learning episodes by following the learners questions? How might we set up opportunities for learners to explore and think PRIOR to a show-and-tell scaffolded lecture? What if we gave learners the a TI-Nspire document and asked … Continue reading

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Vertical Coordination PD: Divide and conquer – as a team

When planning shifts in curriculum, do we all have to work on the same thing? Might we get further faster if we divide and conquer? This Vertical Coordination Workshop will have 3 tasks: Group 1:  Is our Social Studies Curriculum … Continue reading

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PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (1 of 4)

What if we designed professional development based on what faculty and staff wanted to learn? What if we experimented with different ways to gather information/data on what we wanted to learn and who was willing to facilitate learning? We have … Continue reading

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