FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING IN PPD FOR GRADUATE OR RECERTIFICATION CREDIT
Wondering about the steps needed to complete PPD challenges?
Challenge Pacing Dates
Peer Discussion Meetings
Along with the with the challenges, Peer Discussion Meetings are a course requirement. The first set of meeting dates offers four session options.
October 4th - 7-8am @ CLE
October 4th - 3:30-4:30 @ JCE
October 9th - 7-8am @ DHS
October 10th - 3:30-4:30 @ DMS
Requirements for Peer Discussion Meetings:
Recertification Credit: Attend four meeting dates by April 1, 2019.
Graduate Credit: Attend four meeting dates by April 1, 2019.
Banking Challenges: Attend four meeting dates by April 1, 2020.
An individual meeting with a coach may fulfill the requirement of a peer discussion meeting if there is a scheduling conflict. In this case, fill out a coaching request form or email a coach directly.
Submitting Work to Canvas
For each challenge, submit your work in the Canvas PPD course. Make sure you submit work under the correct track (recertification, graduate, or banking).
Course Log on Google Spreadsheet
What should you document on your course log?
by Allysen Lovstuen
What are you trying new this year? Now that we are a month or so in how is it going? What are you thinking about trying?
As teachers many of us are always looking for ways to improve. We read an article, see something on Pinterest, attend a conference, observe in another classroom, get to know our current students' needs, etc. and determine that there is something that we could be doing better. So we research, talk with colleagues, brainstorm, and implement change. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But all too often that is where it ends. We don't share our experience where others may learn from it. We learn or gain from the experience but don't think about the fact that others might as well.
I want to learn from you! Let's share some of the things we have tried, successful or not. You can comment below or contact me and we can put together your own blog post. Even things that seem very unique to our individual classrooms may spark an idea for someone else. I'll get us started with something I see as a success so far, a failure so far, and a "just starting" change.
Change #1: New homework turn-in bins in Team Taught Algebra I. Students turn their homework into whichever bin matches what they think their mastery level is for that work.
Change #2: Grid on board to help organize classes with the new schedule.
Change #3: This one is still developing, but I found this article very intriguing. Before my first test in Team-taught Algebra 1 I gave students 5 minutes to journal their thought, worries, etc.
Your turn! Share below or contact me about creating your own blog post.
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