For the past 2 years I've spent coaching the teachers at VMCCA. Every year I've seen significant growth in everyone's teaching capacity and implementation of PBL. These teachers are an amazing bunch to work with and learn from. This year is proving to be another stellar year. I've already seen and heard evidence of teachers committing to wall-to-wall PBL, taking on new initiatives, becoming self directed, an most importantly becoming a part of our shared leadership model we've worked hard to achieve. I am excited for our third year and being able to celebrate as we set a course for success.
So what are we going to accomplish? Based on the feedback I received last year teachers wanted more differentiated training and support during our PBL planning days. So this year during our Monday PLT I've designed workshops that teachers will be able to self select and attend based on their instructional needs. The same is true for our PD for the year. Each session teachers will be able to decide what strand they want to participate in. We'll reflect after the first quarter and see how this plan is working. We'll also continue using Scrum in support of our Tier 1 instruction. I've created a stand up protocol to ensure we're staying focused on our instructional strategies and keeping ourselves accountable to our goals. There is a lot of work to accomplish, but this team is ready. Cheers to the start of a new year.
Teacher, leader, curious observer, explorer of the world and everything in it, passionate about new experiences, and making connections with people.