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! Awesome.

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While Kato and Arleen Honick wrote a math learning progression during Wednesday’s workshop, they quickly transferred their learning to a brainstorm for the 4th Grade Book Club evaluation. After calibrating the learning progression with the rest of the 4th grade team, Kato sent me an update to their E. B. White Book Club evaluation.

Today, Kathy Bruyn (@KathyEE96) sent the following action feedback about her learning from last Wednesday as well.  Notice that the children love challenging themselves and their questions were focused.  

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I love that Kathy and Kato know and embrace that they are experimenting.  They are prototyping learning progressions, formative assessment, and communication strategies.  How often do our young learners see and hear their teachers learning? Kato and Kathy are discussing and showing our children what they are working to learn.  They model lifelong learning.

How might we improve the quality of communication in our classes? What if we take the time to write learning progressions that offer learners language to ask targeted, specific questions? What if we focus on growth – how to level up? How might we learn and grow together?

How might we impact confidence, advocacy, and success?

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