Thursday, December 31, 2015
From Why to What If
About a month ago I asked why (http://bit.ly/WhyteachteKBeck) in regards to an interaction I had with my son Skyler. I ended the post with this question:
Why do my son's most meaningful learning experiences occur outside of school?
I have been thinking about this for a number of reasons and I would like to shift my question from Why to What if?
What if our interaction was the jumping point for his learning?
What if he entered his classroom after our car ride and informed his teacher that he would be researching and learning about fog in class today?
What if his teacher embraced his declaration of his learning path for the day or days or week and said "Go to it Skyler!"
With that in mind, here is my vision for my school district and my path as the Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Technology:
My vision is to create a 3 - 5 year plan of changing pedagogy by backward planning from the conversation Skyler and I had in the car in November of 2015.
You are welcome to share insights, resources and information!