Learning, Teaching and Training Activity - Lisbon 2015

Published: Monday, 22 December 2014

 

Developing a Strong Frame of Reference for Practitioner Inquiry

With Nancy Fichtman Dana (University of Florida)

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Project Linpilcare January 19-23, 2015 MEETING AGENDA

 

DAY 1:  Monday, January 19TH Overview of Practitioner Inquiry

15.00 Introduction and Overview

  1. Practitioner Inquiry “Block Party”
  2. Practitioner Inquiry Movement vs. “Fad” – Exploring the Research Base
  3. Basic Overview:  What is practitioner inquiry?

16.30 BREAK

17.00 Two Examples of Practitioner Inquiry

  1. Judi Kur – Dinosaurs in the Primary Grades:  From Facts and Crafts to Science Investigation
  2. Debbi Hubbell – Focus on Fractured Fairy Tales and Fluency Flourishes
  3. Analysis of Examples:  Compare and Contrast
  4. Chalk-Talk: What have we learned from the work of Judi and Debbi?  What implications does our learning have for our work in Project Linpilcare?

18.15 REFLECTION: What does this content mean for the project and the ccfr?

 

DAY 2:  Tuesday, January 20th Academic Research and Practitioner Inquiry, Wonderings and Data Collection

9.00 Academic Research and Practitioner Inquiry

9.30 Wonderings

  1. Review
  2. How Teachers Develop Wonderings:  8 Passions as Triggers
  3. The Great Wondering Brainstorm

10.30 BREAK

11.00 Components of a “Good” Wondering

  1. Litmus Test
  2. Protocol
  3. My most important learning …

12.00 LUNCH

14.00 Data Collection

  1. Overview of Data Collections Strategies
  2. Making Sense of The Data Collection Strategies:  7 Sentences
  3. Planning an Inquiry:  The Inquiry Brief

16.00    BREAK

16.30    REFLECTION: What does this content mean for the project and the ccfr?

 

DAY 3:  Wednesday, January 21th Data Collection Finale, Data Analysis & Introduction to Sharing

9.00 Components of a “Good” Data Collection Plan

  1. Litmus Test
  2. Protocol
  3. My most important learning …

10.00 Data Analysis:  Overview

10.30 BREAK

11.00 Structuring Data Analysis Among Teachers

  1. Protocol
  2. My most important learning …

12.00 Lunch

14.00 The Meaning of Data Collection and Analysis

Video:  Inquiry as a Way of Being – Stephanie Whitaker

Discussion

14.30 Collaboration

16.00 BREAK

16.30 REFLECTION: What does this content mean for the project and the ccfr?

Homework:  Read Chapters 3 and 4 (pp. 55-84) from Inquiry:  A Districtwide Approach to Staff and Student Learning (Dana, Thomas, & Boynton, 2011). 

  • Underline/Highlight significant passages as you read.
  • Select one passage (and one backup) that is your “most significant.”

 

DAY 4:  Thursday, January 22nd The PLC as “Container” for Inquiry:  Formative and Summative Sharing

9.00 The PLC as “Container” for Inquiry

  1. Formative Sharing
  2. Save the Last Word for Me Discussion

10.30 BREAK

11.00 All About Inquiry-Oriented PLCs

  1. Structures for inquiry within PLC framework
  2. Elements of healthy inquiry-oriented PLCs
  3. PLC Leadership
  4. Protocols
  5. The PLC Meeting Calendar
  6. Policy and Procedure

12.00 LUNCH

14.00 Summative Sharing

15.00 Putting It All Together:  The Big Picture

16.00 BREAK

16.30 REFLECTION: What does this content mean for the project and the ccfr?

 

DAY 5:  Friday, January 23rd Wrapping Up

9.00 Inquiry Wrap Up

  1. Lessons Learned
  2. Hopes and Fears
  3. In Your Words …

10.30 BREAK

11.00 REFLECTION:  What does this all mean for the project? –Next Steps…

Who is doing what?... When?... Where?... How?…

 

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Location: Hotel Expo Astoria RUA BRAAMCAMP, 10 Lisbon, LISBON, 1250-050, Portugal

 

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