Subversive PD: Creating a culture of collaboration to bring educators into the 21st Century

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An EduCon 2.2 Conversation

When: Session One: Saturday 10:00am–11:30am
Where: Room 309
Who: Danja Mahoney, Michael Springer, Reading Public Schools
Beth Knittle Barnstable Public Schools
Conversational Focus/Audience: All School Levels

Conversation Description: Why are there still so many educators sitting in the back of the faculty meeting rolling their eyes whenever 21st Century Skills are on the agenda? How can Professional Development be meaningful, effective and important for the uninterested. This will be a conversation about getting ALL educators to learn the necessary skills and to integrate technology into their classrooms and teaching. How can we help our colleagues see 21st century skills as valuable for themselves, and ultimately vital for their students' learning? What strategies work to bring the most resistant teachers on board? Let's talk about the subtle and not so subtle strategies educators can use to bring teachers out of their (isolated) comfort zones and into collaborative learning/teaching environments of the present and future. We will facilitate a conversation using the success analysis protocol to develop a list of best practices for Professional Development that are meaningful, effective, and will bring on board even the most reluctant educators.

Conversational Practice: Success analysis protocol. We will use Wikispaces to start the process. As the small groups meet they can take notes on the group wiki page. Once done we will share notes and links on a wiki main page for continued access after the session.


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Thank you !!!
Wow! What a turn out. Thank you so much for spending your time with us and chatting away. If only our lunch room conversations were always so focused, positive and instructive. Thanks again it was great learning and sharing with you.