Category Archives: Professional Development Plans

#NCSM14 Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up #LL2LU

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Formative Assessment that Builds Confidence and Skill – #NspiredatT3

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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Design for Learning and Inquiry – #NspiredatT3

Can we – do we – see ourselves as designers of learning experiences? Today’s session offers  T³ International Conference participants an opportunity to go deep.  Friday’s sessions ran for either 60 or 90 minutes.  While there are 60 and 90 minute sessions … Continue reading

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Developing a Virtual Learning Community – #T3Learns session

How might we stay connected, offer additional ideas, and share experiences with others? What if we leverage social media tools? How might we continue to lead learning without stretching ourselves too thin? How might we continue to contribute to our learning community … Continue reading

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#EduCon #MartinConnects #LL2LU to 8 sites

How might we learn and grow together when we are far apart? What if we leverage the power of connectedness and social media to learn and share? Shelley Paul and I presented Leading Learners to Level Up at EduCon. Working in … Continue reading

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

How might we coach our learners into asking more questions? Not just any question – targeted questions.  What if we coach and develop the skill of questioning self-talk? Interrogative self-talk, the researchers say, “may inspire thoughts about autonomous or intrinsically … Continue reading

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Job-embedded PD: Observation of Practice – Focus on Learning

What if we add additional feedback loops in our culture? How and when do adults in our schools receive formative feedback? If I have a question about my practice, how do I and from whom do I seek feedback? If, … 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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Peer-to-Peer PD: Sharing our practices to build capacity

Our Faculty/Staff Forum team has recruited facilitators and coordinated learning experience for our first Faculty/Staff Forum.  Faculty were offered sessions to prepare to use Haiku for their peer-to-peer learning sessions. They’ve organized the offerings on our Haiku site and have … Continue reading

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PD: Assessment (a.k.a Falconry)

Grant’s quote highlights the importance of formative assessment. Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. They provide us just enough insight so we can work toward a solution that makes us, … Continue reading

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