By Rebekah Kim
This week we launched our Personalized Learning Cohort in our lab classroom at Woodside, a collaboration between TL&L, Technology Services and Capital Projects. In the lab classroom, we are working with vendors to provide training and practice on new hardware for our new school sites. In each of our sessions, cohort members will be able to experience the pedagogy of real-life blended classrooms using the latest technology.
This learning model supports our district strategic plan goal around digital and media literacy,
“Students will graduate with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to live and work responsibly in a digital world.”
In the Lab Classroom, we will build our learning across our schools, learning from each other and sharing ideas. It will support and sustain the great work already happening.
This cohort model provides an opportunity for all schools to learn the latest best practices that will help students engage in increased inquiry and project-based learning.
Personalized Learning Specialists Meghan Terwillegar and Haley Wagner will take participants through a series of after-school training sessions in areas such as media literacy, alignment to standards, MS tool training, digital citizenship, technology-infused teaching and learning, project-based learning and more.
What are cohort members most excited about?
“Bringing the knowledge back to teachers and helping them in any way that will help students,” said Aaron Boisjolie from Midway Elementary School.
For Alison Thomas, a science teacher at Tyee High School, it's “continuing to learn how to use tools to provide students with digital feedback.”
"I am looking forward to planning how to partner with classroom teachers to have more real world application,” said Kirsten Gunn, Highline High School teacher-librarian.