I have been enjoying working with our Administrative Team here to put together a day of professional development for our staff on March 28th. We are going to spend the morning working with a team from Visions, an organization that works on issues of inclusion and diversity with communities like ours. We have worked with them before and I am excited that they will returning to campus. For the afternoon, Sarah Doenmez has put together internal professional development classes in something we are calling an "unconference." Various members of our staff have agreed to share some of their personal expertise and the rest of us can choose which sessions to attend. I love the variety of offering and thought it might be interesting to share these with you.
Katri and Nellie - How to transfer the success of the Organic World Language Methods from our language classes to other disciplines. Case study: using OWL to help students learn vocabulary in Biology classes.
Jenny - Ballet Barre and Gender Dynamics in The World of Dance
Emily - Helping Students Improve Executive Function OR Dealing with Cognitive Load
Jason - Problem-Based Learning in Technology Education
Erin - Harkness Discussions: Empowering Student Thinking
Group 2 1:45 - 2:25
Eric - Experiment Design in AP Physics
Holly - How Do Colleges Read Student Files?
Rodrigo - Enhanced Learning Through Image Analysis in History Classes.
Earl - Group Critique Method in Arts: Student Evaluation of Student Work
Sophie - Using Formative Feedback to Emphasize Process
Simon - Effective Coaching