|Seeking the "just right" fit|
The first step in the process was to assign sections of the action plan to groups containing representatives from elementary, middle, and high school. The groups then considered what the action plan directly stated or implied in terms of professional development, and to consider what the appropriate audience and setting would be for each item. When groups later reported out over 60 different ideas were presented! We clustered sticky notes together, and did our best to connect the ideas before running out of time for the day. I left with 60 sticky notes representing everyone's best thinking and the charge of pulling it all together into a draft plan for group feedback.
Sleep can be a powerful creativity-booster, as the mind in an unconscious resting state can make surprising new connections that it perhaps wouldn’t have made in a waking state.
This note from one groups shows a cycle for how these ideas fit together which I have framed into essential questions below.
I: What is personalization?
II. How do you design for personalization?
III. How can technology be leveraged as a tool for personalization?
IV. How do you document evidence of learning and provide opportunities for reflection?
V. How do you use data to inform your instructional design and meet the needs of all learners. (back to step II)
I'm excited to bring these ideas back to the team for feedback, and consider how best to share our professional learning design with teachers.