Sheldon Digital Learning Team:

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Andres
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Becky
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Debbie
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Matthew
@Mr_Lincheck
Monique
@M_D_Boone
Robert
@rhernandez0831

October, 2014


  • Setting Up Spaces
    • activity template
    • activity bank
    • digital library
    • more...?


Exploring a Cultural Shift...

Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Papert - Big 8 swilkie swilkie 1 50 Aug 11, 2014 by mrlincheck mrlincheck
Wagner's 7 Principles/Survival Skills swilkie swilkie 1 53 Aug 11, 2014 by mrlincheck mrlincheck
MIT: Lifelong Kindergarten swilkie swilkie 1 43 Aug 11, 2014 by digitalman737 digitalman737
JSB Tinkering swilkie swilkie 1 39 Aug 11, 2014 by digitalman737 digitalman737


Jigsaw:
  • Chavez & Lincheck
  • Boone & Butler
    • Share summaries
      • What connections are you drawing between and among different resources?
      • What implications might these messages have for teaching and learning?
      • Which elements are familiar to you as a teacher? As a learner?
      • Which elements are newer or less familiar?
    • Roles
      • As a learner:
        • What roles did your best teachers play?
        • What roles did other good teachers play?
        • Which of these roles might support the culture of teaching & learning being sought by SheldonISD?
      • As a teacher:
        • What roles have you played?
        • What roles have other teachers played?
        • How have these influenced the roles of your students? Of other teachers?
        • Which of these roles might support the culture of teaching & learning being sought by SheldonISD?
      • As a student:
        • What roles might students be called to play in the learning environments being described in resources above?
        • Which of these roles might support the culture of teaching & learning being sought by SheldonISD?
        • How might we foster the development of these roles?

Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Teacher Roles swilkie swilkie 3 43 Aug 11, 2014 by swilkie swilkie
Learner Roles swilkie swilkie 2 29 Aug 11, 2014 by mrlincheck mrlincheck
Student Roles (today & tomorrow) swilkie swilkie 4 48 Aug 11, 2014 by mrlincheck mrlincheck


Coaching Role: (Sticky Note Activity)
  • As a coach, what roles might you play? (good, bad & ugly - get them all out!)
  • How might these roles shape or influence your teachers?
    • A Learning Culture
    • Discuss:
      • Be prepared for misconceptions
        • partnering w Instructional Coaches (IC) - foster understanding of role
        • trainer v coach
        • comfort w discomfort
        • safety v answers
        • co-learning v expert (ex: Questioning (cl) and Online Discussions (e) )
        • boot strapping
        • engaging w teachers as learners in each Cohort session
        • non-evaluative
        • standing session w Principal
  • Our Roles: Clarifying Misconceptions
    • What it is/What is isn't (district-wide)
    • Strategies:
      • model, model, model...
        • Start simple
        • Work on things you like
        • If you don't have a clue, fiddle around
        • Don't be afraid to say "I don't know"....then experiment!
        • Find a friend to work with
        • Share your ideas
        • Learn Out Loud
        • It's ok to copy stuff to give you an idea or get started - just honor efforts of others by giving credit
        • Keep your ideas in a "sketch book" (learning journal)
        • Build, take apart, rebuild
        • Stick With It! (lots can go wrong!)
      • consistency
      • transparency
      • flexibility
    • Ongoing development

"A Day in the Life"

Hopes, Fears, Questions:

  1. Please take a moment to review replies posted to Sheldon ISD: Digital Learning Blog
  2. Reflecting on our afternoon together...
    • What has surprised you today?
    • What new questions have surfaced?
    • What lingering questions remain?
  3. Please post your replies to Coaches Reflections: Day 1