Yesterday, in our PD planning session we started discussing the absence of students from our process. It was like a light bulb went off and our conversation went from "ya but's" to "oh ya's!" Here's a glimpse of what we proposed.
Goals for the day are to:
- Reconvene the TTDN group and representative students to identify strengths and challenges with implementation and to continue support of blended and 21st century learning
- Change the conversation by adding the student voice to our learning about what works
- Plan for future support and expansion
We are still working out the details, but I found myself excited and inspired by the prospects of including students in our PD. Having students and teachers work alongside each other to learn new ways of integrating technology in the classroom makes sense to me. It's actually the way we integrated technology in my school most of the time.
Do you have experience bringing students into the conversation? Please share your comments below.