Tic-Tac-Toe Your Way to Teacher Choice: A New Model for PD. “If we want to see teachers embrace student choice,” educator and author John Spencer explains, “we need to let teachers make decisions about their own learning.”
This is something we at Bellaire High School discovered ourselves last spring, when our leadership team committed to a series of instructional walks throughout our campus. The plan was to visit classrooms, observe, and collect data around the trends we saw. As we reviewed and debriefed our observations, we discovered we had work to do when it came to personalizing learning for students--and that meant starting with how teachers learned. We knew we had to shift our focus from providing one-size-fits-all PD to something much more personal.
After all, we couldn’t expect teachers to know how to personalize learning for their students when they hadn’t had learning personalized for them. So we took action: moving forward with a little thoughtful planning, teacher-centered PD, and a Tic-Tac-Toe board of choices. For teachers. Curriculum. About SolidProfessor. Microsoft Educator Community home - Microsoft in Education. Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing. Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Dept Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; with Alexa Schlechter, Technology Integrator at New Canaan High School,CT; and Jacquelyn Whiting, Library Media Specialist at New Canaan High School, CT Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar.
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We started by concentrating on six base apps - Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Draw, Slides, and Gmail. The five instructional technologists and I became Google Certified Trainers and then proceeded to provide a base of knowledge to teachers through content and grade level targeted two-day trainings. Once we got comfortable using G-Suite core apps, we were ready to take the next step. Staff from various campuses (or even different hallways) have a hard time connecting with each other. We wanted to create a social media platform that would connect Temple ISD teachers. Last year, we used 6 Instructional Strategies from Lead4ward each week as the Challenges. We also got over 40 local businesses to donate a prize (valued at at least $100) for the contest. We Love Google: The challenge fell during Valentine’s Day week. We created “tribes” this year to promote Google+ Communities. Is it worth it? Luann Hughes Technology Director.
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