Voices From the Field Name: Sandra McEachern Board: Hamilton-Wentworth DSB Learning Team Facilitator (Professional Learning Cycle) 1 Challenges and Essentials For Facilitating Learning Teams MINISTRY ADOBE SESSION Sandra McEachern CHALLENGE Common Language TLCP? FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT? BIG IDEAS? PRE-ASSESSWHAT? EXEMPLARS? ARTIFACTS? TIERED INTERVENTION? LEARNING STYLE? ENGAGEMENT? Language is culture, and vice-versa. Richard F. Elmore. Instructional Rounds in Education SOLUTION Common Language As a facilitator, I set parameters Team creates common understanding of the language Re-culture through team discussions and classroom visits KWL CHART USED FOR DEVELOPING COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF TLCP COMMON TLCP TEMPLATE DEVELOPED BY TEAM WHAT DO WHAT DO WHAT I KNOW I WANT TO DID I KNOW LEARN PLAN ACT CHALLENGE RELEVANCE -all learning teams focus must align with the board Annual Operating Plan, Strategic Directions, and School Improvement Plans -the learning must be meaningful and relevant to all team members USING DATA THAT ALIGNS SOLUTION: SELF DIRECTED LEARNING THAT ALIGNS WITH KNOWING OUR STUDENTS Delta/POW Ministry DI Project VAK Inventory Compilation 18 16 14 12 10 # of Students 8 6 4 2 0 Visual 7A 6/7A 8A 8B Bus ENG Auditory Class Specific Learner Preferences VAK Kinesthetic MUST HAVES FOR LEARNING TEAMS TRUST COLLABORATIVE NORMS ARE DEVELOPED COLLECTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF COLLABORATIVE INQUIRY AND TIME FOR REFLECTIONS KNOWING YOUR TEAM MEMBERS QUESTIONS?