The Buddhist parable of the 'blind men and the elephant' offers a colorful way to make sense of the notion of collaborative inquiry.
By sharing their experiences in a participatory manner, they could arrive at a more comprehensive truth than their own perspectives allow, isolated from each other.
Learning Goal - Learners in the room have a professional understanding of Collaborative Inquiry/Job-embedded Professional Development and why it is a highly beneficial practice.
*My goal is to motivate you to seek out an opportunity to be part of self-directed Professional Development as soon as possible!
Ex: LDSB - SSE
- Individuals who are willing to take action, time/effort commitment
- Sense of ownership
PD that doesn't stop at 1 (not just consumers)
It's a professional way of being
-Starts with observation, data
- After assessment for/of
"Through collaborative inquiry, teachers integrate new knowledge and understanding of student learning and classroom instruction into their existing knowledge of professional practice."
- Recognizes the role of teachers in school improvement
What do we know?
- Job-embedded teacher professional development increases teacher ability to reach more students
- Questioning increases student success
-Student voice increases success
*We are engaging teachers as learners.
Other resources you should check out:
- No More Bad Coffee: Professional Development That Honors Teachers: Sheryl Chard at TEDxABQED
- Teacher Inquiry Project: Math Manipulatives, Digital Story
- Introduction to Collaborative Inquiry
- Collaborative Inquiry
- Collaborative Inquiry A Facilitator's Guide
Avenues of Professional Development
-Aboriginal (Indigenous) Education
-Assessment For Learning (CAfLN)
(like Kahoot, but without "game show" feel)
- Login as student
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Public - 6/18/16, 1:01 AM