CBMS- MGI Mission Statement

Focus Statement for our work at the MGI, and in year #1, with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education: In year #1 of our partnership with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, CBMS staff will analyze and re-design the CBMS learning environment, with the goal of supporting an increase in personalized learning and meaningful pursuits for our students. We will be aiming to create a learning environment which allows our students to engage in learning that incorporates interests, questions and concerns about issues of personal and social significance in a democratic society. This work will begin in the Middle Grades Institute in June, where we will run a jigsaw approach towards exploring this lofty goal. Small groups will focus on:
*The utilization of time- how can the CBMS daily schedule change to better allow us to meet this goal?
*The roll-out of Personal Learning Plans @ CBMS- what needs to happen for these plans to quickly become a cornerstone of personalization?
*1:1 environment @ CBMS- what can this look like, and how do we get there?
Student Empowerment and Student Voice- how can these be ramped up @ CBMS?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

About Professional Development...

Would there be overlap between the 1:1 staff and para training and our ideas of school? Could the PD mentioned in the 1:1 action plan allow us as a staff (teachers and paras) to work on how to engage in the uncomfortable in our classroom? Could this be a way for us to learn/practice/refine/fine-tune how we connect with students while coaching students through their construction of connections between their interests and school?  I would like to know more about the PD that the 1:1 action plan mentioned and the timing.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, and maybe....bottom line on PD- we are so fortunate to have the TIIE partnership in place, and they will lead us into PD-land with their experience and resources!