Planning page for March 9, 2009 Professional Development Day at Castilleja

March 9th Schedule (Tentative and under development as of 2-12-09)


8:00-8:30 - Sustainable Breakfast

Feed your mind, body and soul while you ask yourself..."Am I Ready?" Enjoy local, organic, fair trade foods and consider how they are sustainable and equitable in the 21st century.

Denise Pope, Fur, should be broken out by MS, US, etc.

Third session can be 6-12

KEYNOTE PANEL

8:45-9:30

Are We Ready?

What are the questions we should ask ourselves as we think about teaching and learning in the 21st century? How is the world changing? What must we preserve? Our panelist will help us frame the focus for the day by posing their own set of questions.
Facilitator: Matt Montagne
Panelists: Denise Pope, Rick Reis, Ericka Fur, Pending one more

MORNING SESSIONS (60 minutes*):


9:45-10:45 Session I


Rethinking Assessment

Facilitator: Denise Pope
Audience: Middle School
Affiliation: Stanford Challenge Success Program
Description: Using current research on how girls learn, examine your current principles and practices of assessment, and then redesign assessments to reflect your findings.

Rethinking Learning Differences

Facilitator: Ericka Fur
Affiliation: Stanford STEP instructor; Castilleja Learning Specialist
Description:Learn to foster the unique gifts atypical learners bring to the collaborative classroom.

Defining "Interdisciplinary"

Facilitator: Rick Reis
Affiliation: Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning
Description: Contribute to the formation of Castilleja's working definition of Interdisciplinary by designing a set of criteria to evaluate a sampling of interdisciplinary programs, courses, projects, and assessments already in use at the Stanford undergraduate level.




College Admissions and AP programs in the 21st Century

Facilitators: Lorie Boyd and Susan Dean
Affiliation: Castilleja
Description: What are the trends and pressures of college admissions in the 21st century? How do APs impact our curriculum? As teachers of the 21st century, are we prisoners of the College Board and College Admissions officers?

Design Challenge

Facilitator: Sandy Speicher
Affiliation: IDEO
Description: Put yourself in the place of a 21st century learner. Work with a team of IDEO designers and engage in a project to solve a unique and undisclosed problem.


Student-teacher Boundaries in a Web 2.0 World

Facilitator: Karen Lynn
Affiliation: Castilleja School
Description: Participate in a roundtable with Karen Lynn to explore the ways to maintain personal boundaries in the 21st century. Who are my "friends?" How online-accessible must I be to my students? Outcome: produce a set of policy recommendation for Castilleja.

11:00-12:00 Session II


Rethinking Assessment

Facilitator: Denise Pope
Affiliation: Stanford Challenge Success Program
Description: Using current research on how girls learn, examine your current principles and practices of assessment, and then redesign assessments to reflect your findings.

Rethinking Learning Differences

Facilitator: Erika fur
Affiliation:
Description: Learning to foster the unique gifts atypical learners bring to the collaborative classroom.

Going Global with the Gator Radio Experience

Facilitators: Team Members of the Gator Radio Experience
Affiliation: Castilleja
Description:

The Difference - Student Diversity Panel

Facilitator: Student Diversity Leadership Panel - Grace Chen, Sonali Mehta, Mia Taper, Griselda Carlos-Azarte
Affiliation: Castilleja
Description: Castilleja student leaders share their idea for how to use "difference" to create more inclusive and collaborative advisories and classrooms.

IDEO:

Facilitator:
Affiliation:
Description:

LUNCH/EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY

12:00-1:15 - Enjoy your lunch and then take time to play. Choose from a series of 30-minute exploratory/fun learning activities
Rock climbing, knitting, spinning, Yoga, Wii games (to do: Matt will check-in with health regarding sessiions, Ryanne re: Yoga, Janelle Spinning, walk to Gamble Gardens-contact person for this)



Activities to choose from:
Spinning - Janelle Spanier - Location: Lower level gym
Yoga - Ryanne Saddler - Lower level gym studio room
Knitting - Carolyn Steele - Faculty Work Room Lounge Area
Rock climbing - John Leo and Patrick Burrows - Location: Rock climbing wall in the lower level gym.
Walk to Gamble Gardens - Meeting Location: Outdoor patio area by the pool
Wii Games - Matt Montagne - Location: Student Commons area in the basement below the dining room




-AFTERNOON-

1:15-2:15 Session III


Rethinking Assessment

Facilitator: Denise Pope
Affiliation: Stanford Challenge Success Program
Description: Using current research on how girls learn, examine your current principles and practices of assessment, and then redesign assessments to reflect your findings.

Rethinking Learning Differences

Facilitator: Erika fur
Affiliation:
Description:Learning to foster the unique gifts atypical learners bring to the collaborative classroom

Library 2.0

Facilitator: Mary Jean Conlon
Affiliation: Castilleja
Description: Are you using the Wikipedia with your students? Why or why not? Beyond the Wikipedia, we'll explore some other developments in open-source, open-access digital content in several different disciplines. We'll also take a look at the library latest's major digital content acquisitions -- ARTstor and JSTOR.

Building Global Learning Communities

Facilitator: Heidi Chang, Karen Tobey, and SEED II Representatives
Affiliation: Castilleja
Description: What does service learning look like in a "flat world?" Using a social justice lens, help Castilleja rethink the connections between our community service and global programs.

"Women Learning, Women Leading" Leadership in the Castilleja Curriculum

Facilitator: Christy Story
Affiliation: Castilleja
Description: How does leadership prepare young women for their global future? How do we define and foster Leadership at Castilleja? How does the new Senior Leadership Seminar build on existing leadership skills? What is next for leadership at Castilleja? Join seminar facilitator Christy Story in an exploration of leadership curriculum development.

Teaching as Craft

Facilitators: Jeannine Marston, Peggy McKee, Bill Smoot, Deborah Trilling, Holly Thompson, Cissy Lewis
Affiliation: Castilleja School
Description:Bring your stories and share in the celebration of your favorite teacher, treasured mentor, teaching high point. How do we nourish and sustain ourselves and our craft?

Suggested Reading, viewing and audio for the day


Related Books:
Global Achievement Gap - Tony Wagner (Casti Library and Tech Department Library)
Read Steve's excellent review of this at his blog by clicking here.

Disrupting Class - Clayton Christensen (Casti Library)

The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman (Casti Library)

Hot Flat and Crowded - Thomas Friedman (Casti Library)

Cult of the Amateur - Andrew Keen
A contrarian/counter perspective to the whole "Web 2.0" movement. While he overly pines for the days of yesteryear in much the same way that the horse and buggy manufacturers complained about the automobile and Henry Ford, Keen does provide a perspective that makes you take pause and consider what is happening in this new and messy world of user generated content.

College Unranked - Ending the College Admissions Frenzy


Related Articles:

Related Videos:

Audio Podcasts:












Un-conference discussion conversations:
STEM for Girls (ideally someone who attended Harpeth Hall)

2:15-3:00 Reflection


Suggestions:
Who went to what session?? Roster of who went where so people can check in to find out more about missed sessions

Perhaps list out sessions that are relevant/focused to certain divisions/grade levels (Rick Reis and Denise could maybe tailor one session to US, one to MS, etc)






Email to faculty/Update on :

Registration will be emailed the day you get back from break...

In the meantime, here is a resource for things to consider [insert links, book titles, here]
We're working on this professional development day...

Recommended reading over February break

The readings will help us determine the questions that we want to ask relating to 21st century learning
Link to tomorrow's professor newsletter
Sir Ken Robinson's Video, "Do Schools Kill Creativity"




Session Possibilities:

  1. Denise Pope: Rethinking Assessment for Girls in a Collaborative Classroom
  2. Rick Reis: Implications for High School of the Interdisciplinary College Classroom
  3. IDEO: Learning Through Problem-Solving
  4. Ericka Fur: Differentiated Instruction
  5. CASTI Veteran Teachers: Defining Excellence in Teaching
  6. CASTI Students: Networked/Social Learning
  7. Global/Community Service Directors: Reconnecting our Local and Global Programs-Heidi
  8. Library: 21st Century Information Literacy Workshop; RSS Overview
  9. Technology: Your Global Collaborative Tool Kit: Wikis, Google Docs, and Beyond!; Get Your Moodle On; That software is free? Open Source Software in the K12 Classroom, Basic Troubleshooting Tips, Using iPods & SmartPhones in the Classroom,


Session I
Rethinking Learning Differences - 3

College Admissions - 18

Defining Interdisciplinary - 13

IDEO - 8

Rethinking Assessment - 16

Student Teacher Relations in a Web 2.0 World- 6


Session II -

Rethinking Learning Differences - 10

Defining Interdisciplinary - 16

IDEO - 7

Rethinking Assessment - 16

The Difference - 13

Gator Radio - 2

Session III -

Rethinking Learning Differences- 5

Women Learning, Women Leading - 4

Building Learning Communities - 6

Defining Interdisciplinary - 9

IDEO - 5

Library 2.0 - 13

Rethinking Assessment - 6

Teaching as Craft - 16

Lunch Sessions -

Knitting - 7

Rock Climbing - 9

Spinning - 13

Gamble Gardens - 10

Wii Games - 12

Yoga - 13




The following content is brainstorming material only:


Reflection: Either in department teams, grade level teams, or by newly established "professional learning networks." These PLNs could be cross-divisional, cross-departmental, etc...may help promote continued cross-pollination between departments, grade levels and divisions.