The most effective professional learning programs are developed in house and lead by our own faculty. However, being a great teacher of school-aged learners is not always the same as being a great teacher of adult learners. What are key elements to designing productive and lasting professional learning experiences for our staff? In this workshop, we will explore how to design professional learning that is inspired by and in service to our school’s vision and initiatives. Based on research about how adults learn best, we will develop schedules and frameworks for both how to structure professional development days and how to build on those days with ongoing coaching throughout the year.
- Active professional-learning design
- Community building
- Goal setting and documentation
- Peer-to-peer observation and coaching
- Improving resilience and preventing burn-out
Sticky professional learning is not about a day, it’s a systemic program – a combination of: creating buy-in around goals + concentrated workshop day(s) + ongoing support and reflection. Developing this system requires time and head space – two things busy faculty members rarely have. This workshop is one part pedagogy + two parts accelerator. Your team will leave with a project plan and roll out strategy that will support their teaching and learning goals throughout the year.