PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (5 of 4)

I’m not sure what I originally planned when I started this series, PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach…, but I’ve learned more than I predicted.  So, I have a 5th post.  It is not enough to go through professional development learning episodes.  Reflection is a necessary responsibility for my growth.  What did … Continue reading PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (5 of 4)

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (4 of 4)

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (3 of 4) should actually be titled Learning by Request and by Invitation.  After compiling the I want to learn… and I can teach… requests, we ended up with 16 peer-to-peer learning sessions for Wednesday’s workshops.  We asked the facilitators to email their learners with information about … Continue reading PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (4 of 4)

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (3 of 4)

As promised, PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (2 of 4) sheets came down Thursday afternoon so that we could look for patterns and match wants with cans. Friday morning the sign-up sheets were up in the Faculty Staff Lounge, and Erin sent the following email to our community. From: Erin Lindsey Date: Friday, February 22, 2013 8:20 … Continue reading PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (3 of 4)

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (2 of 4)

My previous post, PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (1 of 4), described an idea for developing a plan for professional development based on community input.  We are interested in the unconference idea, but wanted a little more structure. Molly and Erin posted the prompts in the Faculty Staff Lounge as … Continue reading PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (2 of 4)

PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (1 of 4)

What if we designed professional development based on what faculty and staff wanted to learn? What if we experimented with different ways to gather information/data on what we wanted to learn and who was willing to facilitate learning? We have ongoing peer-designed and peer-led professional development opportunities embedded into our calendar.  The Trinity School Faculty Staff … Continue reading PD experiment: I want to learn… & I can teach… (1 of 4)

Day 50 (Day 5 Week 10) Learning from home: #ThankYouTeachers: You are loved

Trinity School is a community of learners. I keep saying writing: we are teaching and they are learning. We are learning too.” Multisensory, active, deep learning experiences are a cornerstone of our learning and teaching. Intentional, purpose-driven, and playful are cornerstones of our learning, too. On this last day of the 2019-202 school year, I want to … Continue reading Day 50 (Day 5 Week 10) Learning from home: #ThankYouTeachers: You are loved

Day 31 (Day 1 Week 7) Learning from home: We are teaching and they are learning – Evidence and Math

I know this is hard to believe, but in several of the team meetings I attended today, some of our strong, motivated, creative teachers worried aloud, bravely (and, often in tears): I don’t want to let our students and our families down. They are working so hard. They are learning so much. I am afraid … Continue reading Day 31 (Day 1 Week 7) Learning from home: We are teaching and they are learning – Evidence and Math

Day 21 (Day 1 Week5) Learning from home: Embolden Your Inner Mathematician (at a distance) – Free PD for math teachers

Today is a planned school break. We have four weeks of distance learning under our belts.  While at school, we intentionally work on our pedagogy and understanding of the practices of mathematics. If you teach math, please consider joining us for the following PD session on Wednesday. It is based on the in-house PD that … Continue reading Day 21 (Day 1 Week5) Learning from home: Embolden Your Inner Mathematician (at a distance) – Free PD for math teachers

Day 18 (Day 3 Week 4) Learning from home: We are teachers and we are learning too

At Trinity, we run weekly sessions around best practices in mathematics education. Embolden Your Inner Mathematician is a course designed to deepen the practice, pedagogy, and assessment of mathematics. We commit to curation of best practices, connections between mathematical ideas, and communication to learn and share with a broad audience. We know that providing multiple pathways … Continue reading Day 18 (Day 3 Week 4) Learning from home: We are teachers and we are learning too

Day 17 (Day 2 Week 4) Learning from home: We are teaching and they are learning – Let’s talk about math

Are students all over the world going to be prepared for the next level? Families and teachers are working together to meet this goal. As you know, math is one of our “things” at Trinity School. We are good at it. We are intentional about high-quality math instruction aimed at deep numeracy and flexibility. Below, … Continue reading Day 17 (Day 2 Week 4) Learning from home: We are teaching and they are learning – Let’s talk about math