We’re now moving into the next stage of our pilot! Before we leave for spring break, we want to make sure that everyone on the team has had the opportunity to meet in small groups, as well as a specific 1/2 day PD for those teams. So, here’s what we need to (and when) to make sure that happens:
In the next two weeks (before 28 Feb)
Each small team should have at least one meeting.
Please make sure to add your time, date and location on this document so Clint and/or Kim can drop by to see how you’re going.
During your small group meeting (before 28 Feb)
Please suggest a day and time for your half day PD training as a team in March. You may also want to suggest topics and ideas that you’d like to focus on during that half day PD. Clint and/or Kim will be there to support you as needed.
Please add your requested time and date to this document so we can arrange cover & a place to meet.
Also in the next two weeks (before 28 Feb)
We will begin the three projects associated with this trial (community focus groups; bootcamp planning; action research) and would love to have as many teachers involved as possible.
If you are interested in participating, please add your name to this document (more details about the projects are on the document too).
In the first few weeks of March (before spring break)
We will have one more whole-group meeting on Monday, 17 March. At this meeting, each team will share what they’ve learned with the other teams (in a small group rotation, not a whole-group presentation).
All teachers involved in the trial have been added as authors to this blog. Please feel free to add posts anytime you have something to share – it can be something quick (like an app you tried that worked) or something longer (like a description of what you did in class), or even just a picture of something useful.
The idea is that we’d like to record as much of our learning in this central place as we can. As you add new posts, please put them in the category that best represents the focus of your post so that others can find your posts in the menu above.
All teachers involved in the trial are welcome to share web resources using this Diigo group. This is an easy way to collect links from lots of people and keep them organized. You’ll see all new links that have been added in the sidebar of this blog.
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