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

PD List for Personalized Learning (with David Emberley)

- How to empower students, what it looks like, feels like
- Guided self discovery techniques and provide opportunity to experience it themselves
- Understanding how to recognize and give the support necessary and know when to let go
- Required readings
- List of resources

1 comment:

  1. What would it look like to have PD before we roll out to students, families and community members that had the PLP Coaches (AG Leaders and teachers) go through the process of a PLP. For those seeking credit for the MGI work, the Action Research Projects kind of do that and the Tarrant faciliators are modeling what our coaching can be for kids. Hmmm.