Parish Episcopal School

Team Members: Dolores Gende, Dave Ostroff, Sherie Skillern, Emma Heaps.
Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 2, 2010-2011


Our PLP team used the process of Project-Based Learning to design our Professional Learning IP21 Edcamp.

#1 Begin with the End in Mind
To design and implement a successful IP21 EDCAMP: a K-12 Professional Learning day based on the unconference model.

#2 Craft the Driving Question
How can we engage our faculty and administrators in meaningful conversations about teaching and learning?

#3 Plan the Assessment
Faculty will complete an online survey to reflect on their personal learning as a result of their participation in the Edcamp.

#4 Map the Project
– Conversation strands
– Llogistics of the day: sessions, length of discussions
– Exploration of IP21(Individual Plans for 21st Century Teaching and Learning) faculty pages
– Compilation of exemplaries
– Assembling exemplaries within discussion strands
– Tapping facilitators to lead discussions
– Keynote and Closing Remarks ideas
– Teacher reflection form

#5 Manage the Process
– Collaborate: establish deadlines for completing each step of the project
– Communicate: virtual and face-to-face
– Create wiki, !P21 Edcamp agenda, resources and teaser

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During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.

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