Professional Learning

In our educational world, it is advantageous to provide customized learning opportunities

Due to the increasing need for personalized professional learning (and decreasing budgets) in our educational world, it is advantageous to provide customized learning opportunities for teachers and administrators, such as blended coaching, that empowers educators to own their own learning.

When I plan a journey to a new country or city, I find it is beneficial to work with an expert who helps me plan an itinerary that not only meets my desired experience, but ensures that I will see sites and hear sounds that only the expert knows I need to encounter. Together, we plan a trip that is just right for me.

Together, we plan a trip that is just right for me. In the same way, Curriculum Decisions works with you to design the best learning itinerary to gain the insights and applications necessary to maximize benefits for both professional and student learning.


Given her scope of experience with various curriculum, instruction, and assessment models and frameworks, Janet works with you to plan your desired professional learning opportunities:

Blended Coaching

Through a combination of one or more in-person trainings, authentic application action plans, and follow-up virtual coaching sessions, educators as lifetime learners are actively engaged in embedded professional learning led by an expert in the field.

Virtual Consultations

Designed to support small-group sessions for administrators, teachers, or a combination, that focus on specific learning or improvement inquiry, which facilitate “food for thought” and provide insights that lead to beneficial next-step action plans for themselves or others.

Conferences

Based on your conference’s theme, create an engaging and thought-provoking keynote, and/or participatory sessions that meet the needs of today’s learners who want ideas and strategies they can implement when returning to their learning environments.


Contact Janet to discuss your customizable professional learning needs.

Sample Topics Include:

Documenting Learning 101

  • Establish or expand current documenting learning understanding through exploring the nuances among documenting OF, FOR, and AS learning, as well as how using the three documentation phases and five learning flow routine steps elevates documentation from the result of learning to reflecting while engaged in learning.

Documenting Using Text, Visual, and Audio Platform and Tools in Mind

  • Digital tools and platforms aid in acquiring and disseminating evidence of learning, while sharing and amplifying artifacts aid in reaching audiences who can contribute to the learning process. This adds value in new and exciting ways, and serve as conduits to support attaining learning focuses and goals. They also aid learners in capturing a moment in time, slowing down time, sharing synchronously and asynchronously, making what is invisible visible and tangible, and what has been captured and unpacked, editable, shareable and amplifiable with others.

Documenting Learning Through Learner and Community Engagement

  • Addressing the benefits of blogging and hyperlinked writing, as well as tweeting with purpose, aids teachers and students in their sharing and amplifying to gain meaningful and authentic feedback, as well as opportunities for new steps or unexpected (and exciting) new learning.

Quality Map Writing with Systemic Curriculum Design in Mind

  • Just as there is an art to painting a portrait, there is an art to designing curriculum. Learning how to write quality curriculum maps is a sophisticated task. Focusing on purposeful protocols when writing map elements aid teachers in establishing, adjusting, or enhancing their abilities to write units of study that increases accurate interpretation of the learning expectations and elevates collaborative curriculum reviews and decision-making within and across grade levels, courses, and programs.

Standards Savvy Teachers

  • While there are procedures and processes for unpacking or unwrapping standards, there is often a missing foundational component: standards literacy. If teachers and administrators do not know how to first read the standards based on textual structure and function (and I am not referring to verbs and nouns), curriculum, instruction, and assessment decision making may not be as strong and positively impactful on student learning as may be desired.

Bullseye Prioritizing Standards

  • Breaking apart standards is an eye-opening process that is foundational to prioritizing standards from three perspectives: critical, need to know, and still need to know learning. When these perspectives are collegially determined using a tried-and-true procedure, the resulting standard designations empower teachers to make clear and precise learning and outcome decisions when designing units of study, assessments, and lesson plans.

 

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