“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Sir Winston Churchill https://alliepruett.com/final-dll-reflections/from-beginning-to-end-to-beginning/
In recent years, professional learning has been getting a bad rap for being ineffective and irrelevant. Considering the amount of money spent on professional learning, this is somewhat alarming. I am lucky to be in a district where the leaders have already begun working on shifting the paradigm, offering a variety of choices during biannual district-wide … Continue reading Creating Community Through Professional Learning
Holy smokes! I just saw @GeorgeCouros give his keynote at the TxDLA conference. I like reading his blog posts and his book is like my Holy Grail. Reading it for the first time made me feel a deep sense of hope....an effervescence that buoyed me into a new phase of my 20 year career as … Continue reading TxDLA Conference Debriefing
Outline for professional learning plan.
I'll be attending the TxDLA conference next week where I will have the honor of assisting my graduate instructors with their presentation. If you are there and wish to find out more about COVA, check us out.
Throughout the development of this innovation plan, it has become increasingly clear that there is a fundamental necessity for the position of the innovation specialist. I will be proposing this position soon, as it appears to be the key to launching significant change on a campus. The Innovation Specialist works closely with the leadership team, … Continue reading The Innovation Specialist
Last week, I utilized L. Dee Fink's Learning Outcomes 3 column-table to design a unit of study. The 3 column-table focuses on aligning learning outcomes, assessments, and activities, which is an important part of planning and designing a course or a unit. I have been a part of curriculum writing in my district numerous times over … Continue reading Understanding by Design
While spending some time reading about significant learning environments, I attempted to engage in some dialogue with other teachers and administrators about shifting learning environments on campus. After a few encounters, it became obvious to me that there was a significant disparity in how people defined this term “learning environment.” Most thought I was only … Continue reading CSLE