Posts by Kristin Daniel:
Throughout this year, GOA has partnered with THINK Global School (TGS) to coach faculty as they built online spaces for their students. TGS puts new meaning into the term place- based learning. At TGS, described as “the world’s first traveling high school”, students spend their academic year in four different countries where they learn, live, […]Read more
One of my most meaningful learning experiences happened the first semester of graduate school for my masters in education. On an early Saturday morning, I met my cohort and professor at “Malcolm X Park” in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and went on a scavenger hunt of sorts with items listed such as […]Read more
In the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about coaching. I recently designed and facilitated the GOA course Coaching Innovation with twenty participants from independent and public schools and all with various roles as coaches or faculty leads. As we dove into the content, participants began to share their experiences of coaching and […]Read more
By Kristin Daniel and Bonnie Lathram Why do good questions matter? How can educators use inquiry to foster deeper learning? Inquiry is a way of teaching that encourages people to ask questions and to seek meaning. The role of a professional learning leader is to design learning experiences that foster discussion, collaboration, communication, and […]Read more
Think of the best professional learning experience you’ve had. Why did it stick with you? Most likely it was meaningful, relevant to your own work, and maybe it even refined your practice and impacted student outcomes. Now, if I asked if that experience was online, I’d bet your answer would be, “no”. Too often online […]Read more
A few weeks ago I wrote about the coach as an essential component to a successful online professional learning (PL) program. What I didn’t say–and what I’ve been thinking about since–is how much of the work of a coach is unseen. A coach navigates complex terrain, drawing on content knowledge, communication, collaboration, and reflection–all before […]Read more
I recently attended the NWAIS Fall Educators Conference and went to a workshop on effective professional learning (PL) in independent schools, Make it Stick: Transformational Professional Development. The facilitators, Julie Kalmus and Nick Zosel-Johnson, asked participants: What type of professional learning experience is most effective for you? The options were “on-site,” “off-site,” “required,” “self-chosen,” and […]Read more
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