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-Reading for Monday, July 20
- “Building Professional Community in Schools” (Kruse, Louis, and Bryk)
- “Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for School Reform” (Bryk and Schneider)
- “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities” (McTighe)
MONDAY, July 20
9:00 Opening — Introductions, Agreements
9:30 World Café
- Debrief and connect to adult learning principles and professional communities of practice
- Introduce Discourse I and Discourse II
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 Gap Analysis in triads
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
- “The Uses and Abuses of Measurement” (Wheatley)
- “The Question of Class” (Gorski)
- “What works in education – Hattie’s list of the greatest effects and why it matters” (Wiggins)
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
12:00 – 2:15 Lunch and Consultancies
2:15 – 2:30 Debrief
2:30 – 3:00 Planning
3:00 Next Steps and Closing Moves