Friday, September 17, 2010

UbD Next Week - Prepare to Learn

Wow - can you believe September is more than half over already?! Next week we have Elizabeth Rossini coming to town to facilitate our learning with Understanding by Design. This will be a great time to get back into Instructional Planner as well.  Bring your laptops so we can use IP to write out the units we create with Elizabeth.

Remember to bring an upcoming unit to work on. This can be a time to create real units, using the Understanding by Design process, try them out in the classroom over the next few weeks and have some data to have meaningful conversation around afterward. The more authentic we make this the more meaning it will have for us in the future.

We will be at the ERC. Come early to get plugged in. We will start at 8:30 AM. Lunch on your own. Questions? Let me know before Wednesday next week!

See you there!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, Sept 8, Work Group

Hey all! Just a reminder that this coming Wednesday will be our first 'come as you are' work session. Bring your questions, your next unit - or past unit even - to practice with! If you will need a laptop let me know and I will make sure we have one available. This will not be a time where anyone is 'showing how to do it'. This is time set aside for working, inputting, DOING. As we begin to build units in Instructional Planner, questions will come up and we will help each other along the way.

One of my goals is to learn from our working together while preparing for the training of others next year. Please come, spend as much time as you would like. I will be at the ERC boardroom from about 3:00 - 6:00. Come for the whole time, come for part of the time. This time is informal and work oriented.

I hope to see a lot of you come by!