Session 1.1: Welcome & Institute Orientation
Session 1.2: Framing the Institute & Our Content Focus
Session 1.3: Privileging Practice:
Creating Opportunities to Practice in Each Session and Ensuring that Practice Actually Happens
If we believe that facilitating practice is among the best uses of time when developing teachers, we should continually look for ways to build more time for practice into our work. Even when we intend to practice, there are myriad reasons that we don’t spend as much time practicing as planned. This session will provide concrete solutions to both of these problems. Come ready to share how you maximize time for practice in your program.
Session 1.4: Aligning Outcomes and Practice Type:
Choosing the Right Type of Practice Given Your Goals and Particular Constraints
Abraham Maslow famously said, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” In this session we will examine in greater detail the various forms of practice, explore their relative strengths and shortcomings, and strive to align practice type with desired teacher development outcomes while simultaneously taking into account particular constraints. If successful, each of our toolboxes of practice types will be filled with more than the proverbial hammers.