Category Archives: Professional Development Feedback

Assessment PD: #LL2LU Learning Progressions – a.k.a. Falconry – feedback

Yesterday’s session on assessment causes me to wonder…Are we afraid of cool feedback? I wonder if we so closely connect feedback to being evaluated that we miss opportunities to learn and grow.  What if we embed feedback loops in our … Continue reading

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PD in Action: 4th Grade Math fluency and communication

More results from PD that causes action…It makes me wonder about learning design.  Are we designing PD experiences for teacher-learners and lessons for student-learners that cause action and gain traction? Do we see products of our PD learning being translated … Continue reading

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PD in Action: #LL2LU Faculty Forum Oct. 30

PD causes action.  On Wednesday, October 30, we offered a session of Leading Learners to Level Up.  The next day, Kato Nims (@KatoNims129) sent us a message that her 4th graders are asking for levels? We are creating feedback monsters! … Continue reading

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Peer-to-Peer PD: Sharing our practices to build capacity – feedback

We met this week for Peer-to-Peer PD: Sharing our practices to build capacity. I love when our learners connect ideas.  One of Ashley’s participants connected social media with formative assessment. I learned how I can incorporate student Twitter in the classroom. … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Learning Progressions – Faculty Forum Oct. 30

As part of the Faculty/Staff Forum peer-to-peer professional development, I offered #LL2LU as a session. Shelley Paul (@lottascales) co-facilitated this session for our teacher-learners. We set a lofty goal.  In the hour, we wanted everyone to write a learning progression … Continue reading

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PD: Assessment (a.k.a Falconry) – feedback

Identifying problems as a way to move others takes two long-standing skills and turns them upside down. First, in the past, the best [learners] were adept at accessing information. Today, they must be skilled at curating it— sorting through the … Continue reading

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PD in Action: #LL2LU Math Formative Assessment #TrinityLearns with #MVPSchool

This really says it all: Isn’t this what we want from professional development? I learned something yesterday that I can (and do) put into practice today. How often does that happen? Well, it happened twice today.  Stephanie, #MVPSchool’s @TeachingSteph, and … Continue reading

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The English Connection – #LL2LU with #WALearns & @lottascales – Feedback

Yesterday, Shelley (@lottascales) and I facilitated a day-long learning session for Woodward Academy’s English Connection on Leading Learners to Level Up.  While we did accomplish everything on our lesson plan, we used the questions of these 20 learners to chart … Continue reading

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PD: Reading and Assessment – Learning Together – feedback progress

We met yesterday to discuss next steps in our work and learning on reporting progress, learning, and growth.  Our lesson plan (agenda) had to differentiated for different groups of faculty. I am working to be better at differentiation for the … Continue reading

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PD: Reading and Assessment – Learning Together – empathy and feedback

Yesterday, we met together as a community to begin to study assessment and reading. As is my practice, I also want to share what really happened and the feedback. As noted in our agenda, we meet twice on Wednesday’s with … Continue reading

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