Yesterday our school had a delightful day with dozens of visitors from Hong Kong's Victoria Shanghai Academy and Singapore's Chatsworth Kindergarten. They visited our rooms, spoke at length with our students, took photos, made notes and asked questions. It was a great exchange and I enjoyed watching the students shine. Please see Tash's Blog for a post including photos and students' comments.
Leigh Ann and I decided to follow their lead. This morning we grabbed our iPhones and went on a Walkabout declaring to surprised colleagues that we were hunting for a PD Bite from each teacher. What we saw inspired us. In the short time it took to walk the school we have added to our understanding, learned new things and can share the fabulous ideas of our colleagues. Keep in mind this is just a snippet - come visit to find out more!
We have compiled all our pictures below and will ask our colleagues to comment on their photos to explain the back story behind each item from our treasure hunt. Please click on the a photo to see its title and to enlarge it.
ProDivas is a simple sharing approach, teacher to teacher, for our professional development. We collect and share bite-sized practical ideas. Once you take a bite, you may be self-motivated to eat the whole meal! We aim to find ideas supported by research to then apply for “best practice” but some ideas are too good to miss and are just simple “teacher tips”.