Big Ideas

Powerful learning design scaffolds students to transfer and building understanding by connecting concepts built on a foundation of topical exploration as they create new and original high quality deliverables to share with an authentic audience.

Concepts transcend curricular topics and facts.

Concepts are abstract, universal and timeless.

Driving Questions

How might we engage with the new curriculum with teachers and leaders to mitigate fears or anxiety around the change?

What will we need to learn or do to become the learning specialist experts who are able to support teachers and leaders potentially faced with a new curriculum, or faced with evolving teacher practice generally?

How might we enhance our current and future practices to better meet the different needs of leaders and teachers toward designing powerful learning?

Goals and Deliverables

Firsthand exploration of designing learning with a Concept based Curriculum

Collaborative development of workshop and processes for instructional design and leadership.

Collaborative development of resources and processes for instructional design with a concept based curriculum.

Conversation between specialists within the learning department

Agenda: March 22, 2019

12:30pm Dave Morris Welcome and Goals for day.

12:40pm Phenomenological Improv

12:50pm Concept Based Curriculum Taxonomy

1:00pm Concept Based Curriculum Design Sprint

1:30pm Sharing and debrief the process.

1:45pm Next Steps
Opportunities- Challenges- Needs for the different stakeholder groups.
How might we design multiple entry points to the work?

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