Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What will you do the first five days of school?


"We can lose the value of a whole year if we do not get the first five days of school right." - Greg Whitby @gregwhitby Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta
What do you do during the first five days of school to ensure the year is off to a great start? That is what attendees of this year’s Building Learning Communities conference are sharing, discussing, and rethinking face to face and via the Values Exchange Community.

Alan November gets the conversation rolling on the First Five Days Theme Board with these nuggets:
Culture Questions for the First Five Days
Who should own the learning?
Who should work harder during class?
Who should contribute to the learning of the whole class?
What are the potential global relationships?
How can teachers learn as much as possible about their students during the first five days?
What PD can we provide to teachers to prepare them for the first five days of school?
-Alan November (conference organizer)

Digital Learning Farm
Alan November’s article about organizing students with real digital enabled jobs, such as tutorial designer that empowers all students to create content to contribute to the learning of the whole class. These jobs can be set up during the first five days of school as a basic to the empowered culture of learning.novemberlearning.com/resources/archive-of-articles/digital-learning-farm/
-Shared by David Seedhouse (Value Exchange community developer)

What do you plan to do during your first five days to ensure the year gets off to a great start?  Even if you’re not at BLC, you can register here to join the conversation at the First Five Days Theme Board.  
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