Dobbs Foundation Fellowship: 21st Century Classroom

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
9:00-4:00 p.m.
The Westminster Schools
Facilitators: Brandi Sabb and Laura Deisley

I. Getting Started (9:00-10:00 a.m.)

A. Setups

· Computer and Internet Setup
· Overview of Blogging Tool
· Troubleshooting

B. Icebreaker: Can You Match the Facts?

C. Review Syllabus (10:00-10:30 a.m.)

· Schedule and Meeting Location
· Expectations
· Group Norms

BREAK (10:30-10:40 a.m.)

II. Constructing Our Learning Contracts (10:40-11:15 a.m.)

· Overview of a Learning Contract
· Template
· Group Contract
· Personal Contract
· Submission and Posting

III. What is a PLC? (11:15-12:00 noon)

· Establish partners (facilitators and fellows)
· Read What is A Professional Learning Community and One Step At a Time.
· Discuss articles using Save the Last Word protocol.

LUNCH (12:00-12:30 p.m.)

IV. What is 21st Century Learning? (12:30-2:00 p.m.)

· Discuss the videos and articles considered for homework.
· Chart and discuss (1) what we confirm and (2) what we question, want to further explore.

V. Activity: Design a 21st Century Classroom (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

· Small groups will form to graphically design and then collectively model a 21st Century Classroom

VI. Our Early Thoughts about our Own 21st Century Classroom (3:00-3:45 p.m.)

· Personal Narrative (brief)
· Voicethread Recording: Collecting Our Voices

VII. Closing (3:45-4:00 p.m.)

· Evaluation
· Homework, Next Steps