This is a bit disjointed, but it is difficult to put 6 hours into a few paragraphs. Good introduction to the workshop and good focus throughout. Funny, it felt as if they were jumping around, but it all came together after lunch.
The presenters used several, if not a dozen, strategies as we discussed what effective strategies we recognize or use. Using posters and post-its, we organized and sorted the groups ideas of effective strategies in 5 categories.
1. Student Performance
2. Instructional Delivery
5. Instructional Content
We were in large, small groups, and pairs to discuss. We used compare/contrast putting our ideas against an “expert opinion.” Then we ended using a matrix to identify the strategies and questioning techniques in a video lesson.
All in all, a good day of reflection and a good reminder of the vocabulary behind our practices. It was clear at the conclusion of the day that objective focus and a variety of effective practices can most certainly increase engagement and retention. (Especially in a group of teachers
It was a great deal in a short amount of time. I will try by the end of the week to post a list and maybe a break down of the strategies that we continue to use.