Designing Professional Learning


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A 2 hour session on 'how to' design effective professional development sessions

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  DESIGNING  PROFESSIONAL  LEARNING       Designing  Professional  Learning  –  a  2  hour  session  –  for  designers  and  facilitators  of  professional  learning   By  the  end  of  the  session  delegates  will:   • Know  what:  the  4  adult  learning  preferences  are   • Understand  why:  we  need  to  utilize  the  4  in  learning  design  for  deep  learning  to  occur   • Know  how  to:  plan  for  deep  and  inclusive  learning   • Be  able  to:  modify  current  planning               Time   What  -­‐  content   How  –  activity  and  process   Resource   Evaluation               15   Introductions   Connector  activity  –  to  connect  delegates  and  focus  on   Flip  chart   session   PP   Learning  Intentions  of  session   Expectations,  timings   Questions   Learning  Protocols               10   Professional   Individual  silent  thinking  –  remember  your  best   Tutor  led,   learning  experience   facilitation/training  session  ever.   Flip  chart     How  did  you  design  and  plan  for  this  session?   Discuss  in  pairs  –  any  similarities?  Differences?  


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  15     15     Kolb’s  adult   learning   preferences       Your  learning   preference  -­‐  what   does  it  mean?         20     Theory  –  learning   preferences  and   deep  learning       15     Implications  for   professional   development   facilitators  and   trainers       Learning  style  inventory  from  the  Hay  Group d/ourproducts/item_details.aspx?itemid=21&type=7       Map  the  Kolb  grid  with  masking  tape  on  the  ground    Delegates  to  stand  in  their  own  grid  position   What  do  you  notice?   What  are  you  thinking  now?   What’s  it  like  to  be  you?     In  your  quadrants  write  what  you  like  when  learning,   what  you  don’t  like   Feedback  from  each  group   What  implications  does  this  have  for  you  as  a  designer   and  facilitator  of  adult  learning?       Theory  behind  learning  preferences  and  deep  learning   Either  tutor  led  or  handouts  for  delegates  to  read _spec_lsi.pdf­‐ WestBurnham.pdf       In  pairs,  discussion   What  are  the  implications  for  you?   How  do  you  currently  design  professional  learning?   How  does  your  current  system  facilitate  learning?   How  might  we  change  how  we  plan  for  learning?   Discuss  as  a  table       Kolb   resource,   Instructions     Masking   Tape,   Flip  chart,   Pens       Handouts,   PP       PP  for   tasking,   Flip  chart    


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  20     Create  new   planning  process         10     Next  steps           Facilitated  group  discussion  –  feedback  centrally       What  might  we  do  with  the  current  planning  process  to   ensure  all  learners  are  catered  for?   Each  group  to  create  a  new  planning  format.   Join  with  another  couple  –  compare  and  keep  the   preferred   Join  with  another  group  –  compare  and  keep  the   preferred   Repeat  until  you  only  have  one  left  –  the  best       Summarize   What  have  you  learned  today?   How  do  you  feel  about  what  you  learned?   What  are  you  going  to  do  with  what  you  have  learned?  –     Commit  by  sharing  an  action  you  will  do  immediately   when  you  get  back  to  your  work  context       FINISH     PP  for   tasking,   Paper       Reflective   journal/not ebook         Joyce  Matthews     Email:   Twitter:  @JoyceMatthews_   Twitter:  @Unschoolleaders   Website:     Joyce  Matthews  Limited  ©  February  2015    



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