Preparing for 2020-2021 Learning

  • What action(s) might you take in order to prepare for online and blended learning? 

With additional of an IP this year, I am assuming anxiety that level will be high for both of us initially. In order to provide an environment that will be successfully for both Georgina we will need to be open an honest with each other. I need to be comfortable with hearing her feedback so I can make changes where necessary.  

Taking the time to utilize my Dragon planning days to ensure I have proper plan for student engagement will be important. The use of tools to help continue the conversation (ie,. Padlet) after the lessons will also remain important.  

Prompt responses to comments and feedback on learning and will be important to maintain the students’ positive attitude towards the current method of learning.  

  • Considering your previous experience with online learning, what are your instructional strengths & areas for growth? 

Towards the end of the year I felt my morning meeting were successful.  We met 3 times a week last year. Student turnout was good as well as students who did not participate in learning, but time wanted to still be part of the class. My proficiency in using different platforms for screencasts increased as well. I started to not feel the need to make it completely perfect, as sometimes teachers make mistakes.  In the beginning I would start, stop, start, stop.  This led to longer times when recording, ultimately losing efficiency. 

 

Areas that I would like to improve on will be the live teaching via Zoom.  I am most concerned about those small moments when you are teaching where a connection is made.  The funny little things that happen are going to be more difficult to see and notice.   

Pre-Assessment will be an area I will be working on as well.  Last year when we went to an online model, we know our students.  This year it will need to be handled with more care. 

 

  • Using the 5Cs of online learning, what goals might you set for yourself in anticipation of future online instruction? 

Care will be my focus of my learning. The connection with the student is so important. If students don’t have buy in with the class, IP and teacher, their learning will be below their potential. Again, the challenge of building this relationship was already in place last year.  Remaining flexible and open to new possibilities will be key. I look forward to the challenge of being that relationship. 

  • How might you achieve these goals? Who might you reach out to for support? 

Achieving the goal of building a solid relationship with my students is through authentic conversations and interactions. These would be achieved through fun interactions in morning meetings, live class interactions and small group sessions that provide constructive feedback that challenges the students. 

Response to 7C Survey Data

It’s always difficult to review survey information.  I take it too personally and tend to be hard on myself. This survey data was no different in the beginning.  I found myself questioning whether I was giving my best.  Grrrr.

Took a breathe and refocused and reflected.  After really digging into the questions I came to the conclusion that I really need to tweak a few parts of my day help provide a better experience for my students.  This will also include a bit more planning to help target certain needs.  Truly believe that this is doable.

My original goal was focusing on conferring.  My areas of growth after reflecting on the survey is moving towards clarifying or consolidating.

ON ON!

Welcome!

Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

  • Decide on your goal, perhaps in consultation with your colleagues or principal, and create a post to share with this online professional learning community that you are now a part of! Categorise this post in Goal Setting. Set your goal by considering:
    • Self-assessment and reflection based on new teacher standards  (Tripod 7Cs)
    • Previous or new observation data from peers and principals
    • Student surveys (online surveys developed and aligned with 7C’s)
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  • Throughout the year, collect and share evidence to support your progress. Categorise these posts in Reflection.
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