Margaret Simon has invited us to blog about planning for the new school year today for DigiLit Sunday. You can read more posts here at Reflections on the Teche.
Planning has been on my mind lately and actually has been my blog topic the last two posts here and here.
Where to begin?
With my #OLW – JOYFUL!
What’s my end goal? (Backward Design)
Joyful Learning for all!
How will I achieve my end goal?
Careful appraisal of my current status,
Develop a plan to integrate my learning from this summer,
Plan, plan, plan
Short term targets and
Long range goals!
Bricks = Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening
Mortar = Mindset, “YET”, Brave, JOYFUL
Filling the inside with all that I know . . .
Determining Priorities Based on Data . . .
and then continuing to collaboratively increase my knowledge with my colleagues who blog, tweet and vox about literacy, learning, passion, joy, leadership and fun for students!
Sounds simple? “The proof will be in the pudding . . .
I will be planning on monthly check ins with my plan.
Approximately 200 days to fruition.
How will you know if your plan is working?
I’m borrowing this MLK quote from a PD session led by Justin (@jdolci). . .
Great post Fran! It is a real motivator for me since I am new to even Twitter. Your use of MLK’s quote is just what I need to get going.
I give my friend Justin full credit for that MLK quote that I can’t let go of – it’s perfect to think about starting a “habit” for the new year!
And, oh, Kate, you will love Twitter! It’s so much fun learning with friends who tweet and blog!
What a collection of books! And I know this is just a fraction of what’s on your shelf.
Those check-ins are the key! All these ideas have to bear fruit. Now, what to look at. Data, data. Student work. Student reflections on their learning. I’m thinking the DIY tools will give me a lot of valuable check in and next step data. Thanks for keeping me accountable to myself!
Just a few of my books – and so many great influencers – especially when I consider my K-12 work!
Accountable to each other . . . I like that!
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