We hear the phrase “transformational learning” a lot these days.

  • Just what do we mean by “transformational” learning practices?
  • To what extent do our beliefs and values align with and operationalize transformational learning?
  • What actions can we take to close the gap between our beliefs and our practices?

QED’s broadly used student-centered Transformational Change Model (TCM) offers a visual roadmap to achieving student centered learning cultures, both inside and outside of schools that engages all students in successful and sustainable growth and learning.

Our two days together will extend and deepen our individual and collective understanding of and commitment to building transformational professional communities of practice in service of student learning, while modeling and exploring best practices for adult learning and facilitative leadership.

Pre-Meeting Survey and Results



Pre-Reading for Monday, July 20

MONDAY, July 20

9:00 Opening — Introductions, Agreements

9:30 World Café

10:15 Break

10:30 Microlabs (triads) (See also Microlabs Suggestions for question progressions.)

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00  Transformational Change Model Survey and prep for Gap Analysis Protocol

1:00   Gap Analysis in triads

2:15 Break

2:30 Text Protocol — The Final Word

3:15 Realm of Influence, Realm of Concern

3:30 Preparation for Consultancies on Tuesday

3:45 Closing Moves  – Exit Slips


Home reading for Tuesday, July 21

TUESDAY, July 21

8:00 Opening Moves  — Connections

8:30  Group analysis of 7/20 feedback

10:00 – 10:45  Text Protocol — The Final Word

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00  Consultancy  Fishbowl

Pocket Guide to Probing Questions

12:00 – 2:15  Lunch and Consultancies

2:15 – 2:30  Debrief

2:30 – 3:00  Planning

3:00   Next Steps and Closing Moves