A day of inquiry coming on May 27th. The idea is to put on a 2 day inquiry project, one of which would involve a release day to meet on May 27th, the second one in June during exams. We're planning an evening session on May 26th and daytime session the next day. We using the model suggested by the BCTF for Teacher Inquiry and seeking our release time from the PGDTA PD Fund. Our intention is for each person to bring one powerful question related to their practice (assessment, student projects, technology, staff development, whatever the attendees are interested in) and discuss these for a few hours in the evening of the 26th informally, and then pick up the threads in the morning for more formal "critical friends" dialogue. We've found that these intense experiences, with a backdrop of good food and spectacular views, are a gorgeous way of doing Pro-D. We had initially thought of doing our day of inquiry at a local school, but one of our Pacslopers, JP, has suggested that this get-together take place at his lakehouse east of town and that we add an evening to the mix to get more out of it. We've done this a few times now, mainly at our Purden Lake Conference Centre (Rob's cabin), and they take a little longer than your average 9-2:30 PD day stuffed in a classroom, but they do wonders to help connect the year-long professional conversations we have online and face-to-face. Great inquiry. Great conversation. Great location. Great Pro-D.
The Pacific Slope
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