Learning Together in SD 10: Growing from Good to Great August 29, 2013
Learning ultimately supports the wellbeing of the self, the family, the entire community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors.
Children are innately altruistic • Experiments in Altruism
OECD 7 principles of learning • Learners at the centre • The social nature of learning • Emotions are integral to learning • Recognizing individual differences • Stretching all students • Assessment for learning • Building horizontal connections
Spiral of Inquiry What’s going on for our learners? How do we know? Why does it matter? Halbert & Kaser 2012
New Professional Learning How and where will we learn more about what to do?
Taking Action What will we do differently?
Checking How will we check that we made enough of a difference?
Criteria for Inquiry Questions Questions are always based on the experiences of the learners: • What’s going on for your learners? • How do you know? • Why does it matter?
Criteria for Inquiry Questions • you care about it • it is strength-based, it is optimistic (it is fun to think and learn about) • it focuses on your classroom practice • it is within your control • it is important: it would make a difference • you can do it: it is manageable and possible, you will be able to observe/find evidence • it is honest: it is a real question • it will lead to action • it makes a difference
Say Something … • following the focus group, take a few minutes, turn to the person next to you and respond to something you have heard • a connection you made • something you would like to hold onto • something that made you think differently
Inquiry Question Debriefing Collaborative inquiry teams report out the following: • What is your inquiry question? • What did you do/try? • What did you notice? • What next?
Collaborative Inquiry in SD 10 • Some short stories of inquiry