Are you interested in developing your facilitation skills when you work with adult learners? Often it is assumed that teacher leaders will be able to transfer their teaching practice to adult learning spaces, without considering the different needs and dynamics of adult learners. Come learn about approaches to facilitation that will help you create collaborative and productive adult learning spaces. This module is designed for you to reflect on your own facilitation practice in your own context, be it as a grade level or department chair or leading professional learning, large or small.
Professional development is a key lever in school improvement efforts, building individual and collective educator capacity. This course will introduce you to the principles of adult learning theory and focus on facilitation practice. Participants should be actively involved in facilitating professional learning (department, grade level, PLC, inquiry group, whole school PD, etc.) and be prepared to record their own facilitation practice for feedback and reflection purposes.
In this 6 session course, participants should expect to read articles, analyze instructional videos, reflect on give feedback on participant facilitation videos, engage in protocols to give each other feedback, and refine their facilitation practice.
If you are looking for a course in designing professional development arcs and agendas, we suggest Designing Professional Learning with an Equity Lens.