Next step in the eLearning PLD at Heights is creating practical hands on sessions.
After the Byte Sized PLD emails I've been sending out we were discussing how we needed to move towards more practical sessions as well as the emails.
Donella came up with the awesome idea of Byte Sized Practical and in the last week we've taken this idea and run with it. So... here's where we are now.
Sessions run by staff - for staff. Empowering on it's own and hopefully SUPER successful.
My hope is that we'll be having more people come along to these sessions in the staffroom and taking advantage of our colleagues sharing their practice. What would be even cooler is more teachers feeling confident to share their learning with staff in future sessions next term.
We don't expect staff members to sign up to these sessions - but hope that they'll pop in. Get what they need and carry on with their day.
Having these sessions in the staffroom will make it more obvious, informal and relaxed. Hopefully staff will feel more comfortable in this setting.
Having this bigger space will also mean we can have small break out spaces when needed for more in-depth discussions or collaborative group projects.
Perhaps soon we will have student sessions being run - for students by students :)