Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Growing Professionally: New Staff share ideas

Written by Linda Ashida

Growing professionally was the theme of our most recent New Staff Induction meeting. Guided by the Danielson Framework, Domain 4, participants reflected on their first year at EGHS and shared their ideas via a Think-Pair-Share activity. They used Post-It notes (with each participant using a different color) to share examples from their practice, or questions they had, on the whiteboard wall and newsprint posters hung around the Collab Lab. Each section of the wall, or each poster, represented a different component of Domain 4. The teachers then paired up with a colleague to carrousel around the room to read and chat about all the ideas that had been posted. They were also invited to respond to the ideas by annotating the wall or the posters.

The carrousel  activity was followed by a great whole-group discussion and we all left with new ideas to reflect on our own practice, new ideas to curate examples of our work in professional portfolios, and take next steps.

The posters from the activity are still hanging in the Collab Lab and they have continued to inspire staff, of all levels of experience, who have stopped by and read everything we shared that day.

Check out their ideas below!

If you had your own Post-It notes, what would you add?

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