Session 4: Supporting Teachers through Professional Learning - 3 SCECH | May 11
This session focuses on the critical importance of ongoing professional learning for a successful blended learning transition. Participants will examine the core competencies of blended teaching as they think about the professional learning content that needs to be addressed. Participants will also discuss the core principles of effective professional learning, as they explore and plan models aligned to these principles with approaches that are ongoing, job-embedded, personalized, collaborative and connected to content. An important focus of this session is the key role of the principal in leading professional learning and helping teachers meet the competencies for effective blended teaching and learning.
During this face-to-face session, participants will discuss the iNACOL blended learning competencies to understand what teachers must know and be able to do to be effective practitioners in Blended Learning environments. Participants will explore professional learning models that can support and transform professional learning, as well as innovative models that incorporate technology in powerful ways to support learning. Participants will also engage in activities that focus on the role of the principal in leading professional learning and creating the time and culture to support ongoing professional learning.
As a result of this Session, participants will:
Understand the key elements of effective professional learning
Identify the key competencies of blended teachers and reflect on the professional development needs of their teachers to achieve these competencies
Explore and plan models, strategies, and resources for effective professional learning
Understand the role of the school principal to lead professional learning in their building
Identify key ways technology can support new professional development models for blended learning
Lunch provided. Seats are reserved for administrators within the Archdiocese of Detroit.