In a time when our lives continue to become more personalized – through custom ads, personal shoppers, and movie and book recommendations – our professional learning experiences for educators have not kept pace. In too many districts and schools, teachers continue to participate in one size fits all “sit and get” professional development sessions. Join me as we explore innovative practices in professional learning to design more personalized experience that empower educators to take a standing role in their own growth.
Together, we will develop an understanding of the current state of professional development, explore key principles of adult learning (andragogy) and how it differs from pedagogy, and apply the personalized learning components of voice, co-creation, social construction, and self-discovery to design a personalized professional learning model for your district or school.
This first pathway will introduce you to the core concepts of andragogy and personalized learning and examine voice and co-creation specifically. The second pathway in this series will take a closer look at social construction and self-discovery as well as explore innovative practices for designing and facilitating professional learning. Planning tools, models, and collaboration opportunities will be provided to leave you feeling empowered to put your plan into action.
Learning Path Outcomes:
- Review research to understand the current state of teacher professional development and the resources allocated to this component of teaching of learning.
- Develop a foundational knowledge of andragogy, or adult learning principles, to guide the design and facilitation of effective professional learning experiences.
- Explore strategies to integrate teacher “voice” early in the professional learning planning process to build involvement and engagement.
- Learn to incorporate teachers as “co-creators” who help identify the success metrics of professional learning and map out the action plan to achieve desired results.