Personalized Learning Institute at Puget Sound ESD
Improving Student Success with Systems Thinking, with the Waters Foundation, July 24-26, 2018, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
“Systems Thinking takes your students to a whole other level of learning, and it hits so many standards all at once because it’s applicable to literally everything you do in the classroom. Lessons that I’ve been teaching for years and years have truly been enhanced through systems thinking: I saw better results in their reading, I saw better results in their math, and I knew it was because they were thinking in a different way.” — Anna Geras, Elementary School Teacher
Systems Thinking enables educators to step back and see the whole picture, rather than focusing on just isolated parts. When individuals have a clear and deep understanding of their classrooms, schools, or organizations as interconnected systems, they are better equipped to identify practical actions that solve problems and lead to improvements. This three-day workshop with expert instructors from the nationally-known Waters Foundation will introduce systems thinking concepts, habits and tools that will help you develop:
- Decision-making and problem-solving approaches that will help you and your team identify and address barriers to success
- Effective communication and collaboration skills
- Positive and empowering classroom and organizational cultures
- A capability to analyze complex issues and identify high-leverage interventions
- A practical plan ready to immediately implement in your classroom or school
Through highly interactive approaches, participants will learn and practice strategies and tools for working together and solving problems that will transform your classrooms and your staff rooms. Visit http://pugetsoundcenterforpl.org/systems-thinking-with-the-waters-foundation/ for more information and registration.
AMMA evidence sources can include:
- attendance and performance data
- parent and student interviews
- performance tasks
- and any other piece of evidence that is important to learners in your district.
This workshop will dive deep into AMMA and provide clear and effective strategies for enhancing learning for all learners.
Diving Into Deeper Learning, with Joanne McEachen and Max Drummy. August 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm. Deeper Learning results from the delivery of rich core content to students in innovative ways that allow them to learn and then apply what they have learned in new or different contexts and flourish in our increasingly complex global society.
Deeper learning prepares students to:
- know and understand core academic content
- think critically and solve complex problems
- work collaboratively
- communicate effectively
- become more self-directed
- actively contribute to local and global communities
Experience deeper learning in action and learn the tools and processes to design new and redesign existing lessons as deeper learning experiences for your students.
Visit http://pugetsoundcenterforpl.org/putting-the-learner-first/ for more information and registration on both of these workshops.