Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dr. Bernadette Anand, USA_Training @Calorx Teachers' University,Ahmedabad

Dr. Bernadette Anand, USA
will conduct
Training Programme on
 How to Improve Teaching and Learning
Through Mini Observations/Learning Walks
Day & Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014                        Time   10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Calorx Teachers’ University Campus, Near Greenwood Resort, S P Ring road, Vaishnodevi Circle, Ahmedabad.
Overview: While instructional leaders rely regularly on formal observations and evaluations to drive change within their schools, there is significant evidence that brief, structured, non-evaluative learning walks/walk-throughs can significantly impact and improve teaching and learning.  This workshop will assist you as you  (1) develop a critical focus for meaningful learning walks within your school; 2) plan and implement a structure and communication process for these classroom visits, and (3) practice and evaluate how to provide effective feedback to teachers. 
Objectives : In this workshop participants will
·         Work towards a definition of Learning Walks/Walkthroughs and determine how they differ from observations and evaluations
·          Look at the different kinds of walkthroughs
·          Examine some of the purposes and benefits of learning walks/mini observations
·          Study The Five Step Approach for Conducting Learning Walks;
·         Develop plans for a set of classroom Learning Walks/mini observations
·          Practice having reflective conversations with staff members.
Learning Points  
·         Meaningful learning walks/mini observations have key features that contribute to school improvement.
·         Differences exist between meaningful learning walks/mini observations and formal observations
·         Planning and implementing meaningful learning walks/mini observations in school increases effective teaching and learning
·         Learning walks/mini observations clarify instructional and curricular decisions for teachers
Methodology   Videos, Individual and Group work, reflection,
Medium of Instruction   English
For whom:  Principals, Assistant Principals and Instructional Leaders
Fee : Rs. 500/- Per participant (including the cost of reading material and lunch).
Resource Person: Dr. Bernadette Anand, Professor and Advisor, Department of Leadership for Educational Change in the Graduate School of Education, Bank Street College, New York, USA.  She is a current Fulbright Scholar Lecturer at Calorx Teachers’ University.  

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