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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.
Chapter 6: Conversation Tools: Protocols, Open-Space Technology, and the Knowledge Café
Conversation Tools: Protocols, Open-Space Technology, and the Knowledge Café
Protocols really provide a structure for teacher conversations that give everyone a chance to participate and equalize the “air time” each member of the group gets. The protocols focus teachers' attention on certain dilemmas and provide an opportunity to provide important feedback through something called “critical friendship.”
Organizational tools like open-space technology and the knowledge café are processes used at our school for professional development. Teachers work together to learn more about ideas or topics of interest. It is not about having great meetings nor is it another tool in a facilitators' toolbox, although both are doubtlessly true. What I connect to is the ...