“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/
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
"...People today often describe schools as “broken.” At first, it seems hard to argue with that. But what the proponents of that position mean is that schools have ceased to function efficiently; they are failing as machines. If we change the vocabulary and consider schools as learning environments, however, it makes no sense to talk … Continue reading Schools are not “broken”
The sink or swim mentality of traditional schools must be abandoned in favor of a shared responsibility for success.
As we embark on a new era at Tomball High School with a new vision and new leadership, members of the leadership development team have taken the opportunity to reflect upon areas of need affecting our campus. Two of the most prominent areas of need concern academic achievement and student engagement, both of which can … Continue reading Innovation Plan: About the Learning