Here is the PDF that outlines and introduces the draft 2017 Learning Intentions and Success Criteria overview, the NGPS Instructional Model and the NGPS Planning Model.
One of the benefits that planning together can provide is the opportunity to ask each other… ‘why are we doing this?’.
The balance of making every lesson count (see my previous post) and where building relationships and having fun is important and valid is perfectly illustrated in the post ‘Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?’. These are the thoughts of Jennifer Gonzalez from her blog, Cult of Pedagogy.
Make her blog one of your regular must reads by subscribing. Start by looking at her About page, it has a link that explains the purpose of the blog and guides you to some suggestions of what to listen, view and read if it is your first time visiting her blog.
Cult of Pedagogy will provide more than enough reading and thinking, as well as opportunities for sharing and planning to last you for a whole PDP cycle!
Below are links to the sources for the documents I recommended for reading.
The Main Idea, which provides education book summaries, is the source for Visible Learning for Teachers and Teach Like a Champion.
The insightAssess website is where you will find the information about feedback. This link provides an overview of that information.
insightAssess also provides the link to the Assessment for Learning website, developed by the Curriculum Corporation. This is the link to the information about learning intentions.
Here is another webinar from Corwin that is worth watching and thinking about. It unpacks many of the ideas in the book, ‘Visible Learning for Literacy’ by Fisher, Frey and Hattie.
It particularly highlights the differences in surface level, deep level and transfer level thinking.
Along the lines of my previous post about professional reading, I would like to mention John Spencer’s blog. A recent post of his is titled The Future Belongs to the Makers, and is worth reading as it has a number of layers of thought.
His personal story, about the influence of one of his teachers, and the message about digital devices and designing for students to consume or create, or both, is worth spending time thinking about.
With the thought that V.I.T. registration is due, you might be updating your records of professional learning.
For the next 12 months you might want to look at increasing your own professional reading…this time online. The Teach100 site is a great place to start looking for blogs and websites that interest you.
I have just purchased and begun reading Visible Learning for Literacy. I grabbed my copy from Book Bonding (go on, support your local businesses).
The image below will take you to the Visible Learning website and an overview of the book.
Corwin are the publishers and they currently have a webinar on their YouTube channel.
Click here for the introduction to coaching is…
Here is the very entertaining Sir Ken Robinson. Entertaining but thought provoking at the same time.
I often find myself nodding in agreement, but at the same time wondering how to bring what is in my mind, into the classroom in a practical way.
Professional reading has never been easier really. There are thousands of education blogs. Choosing which to read, or to add to an RSS feed to Outlook or an app such as Mr Reader, is the hardest part of the process.
Here are two resources that will help you choose some quality blogs to read and follow.
Are you looking for resources to help with your Performance and Development Plan?
Here is the reading link to busting some myths about the inquiry cycle, another great post from Kath Murdoch.
Follow this link for your resources today…PL Pedagogy, Plan, Practical