Workshops

 

HTH teachers, school leaders and faculty from the Graduate School of Education are available to visit your school and facilitate professional development with faculty. We offer the following workshops, as well as personalized workshops based on the interests and needs of your school. All of our workshops are interactive and hands-on, model progressive teaching practicies and often use student work, video and other media to facilitate reflective conversations.

 

PROJECT BASED LEARNING 101
This workshop is designed for schools new to project based learning, particularly those who wish to build buy-in and work toward a common vision of teaching and learning. Faculty reflect on significant learning experiences from their own lives to extract core features of meaningful learning experiences in general. They then engage in a backwards design process, guided by these features and Adria Steinberg's 6 As, to design an engaging, rigorous project for their students, which they tune with colleagues. Participants leave with a project proposal and feedback on that proposal to guide their next steps.

DESIGNING SCHOOLS FOR DEEPER LEARNING AND EQUITY
This workshop is geared toward schools who are interested in making substainal changes to their school. By focusing on the conditions for deeper learning and examining structures for equity, this session will examine the core practices and beliefs at play in a school. Particpants examine their own educational path and how those influence the educational structures existing in their school settings. Using design thinking techiques, HTH GSE faculty then share conditions for deeper learning ad engage particiapnts in reflection and brainstorming activities aimed at created a new vision for school site. In all cases, the agenda for this workshop is co-constructed with school leaders to ensure the collective workshop aligns with the sites' strategic plans.

DEVEOPLING AS A DEEPER LEARNING LEADER
Using pedagogical practices, texts and other resources, faculty from the HTH GSE lead an interactive session with participants on how to develop as a deeper learning leader. Participants will examine their own beliefs on equity, deeper learning and change leadership and develop a personal learning plan that will guide their own development. Participants will create actionable activities and reflection plans to help them understand their school more deeply. As a glimpse into our graduate school education, participants will walk away with a clear view on how to be thought leaders in their own settings. 

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF STUDENT WORK THROUGH CRITIQUE & REVISION
Inspired by our work with Ron Berger in fostering an ethic of excellence with students, HTH teachers incorporate student-driven processes for critique and revision to support the creation of beautiful work. Participants will learn how to support the design of high quality products in project-based learning environments, and how to create classroom cultures where students see each other as useful resources in improving their work.

USING VIDEO TO INFORM PRACTICE AND GUIDE COLLEGIAL COACHING
Faculty explore the role of video in collegial coaching to support teacher reflection and collaboration. Participants will analyze video of teaching, engage in role plays, and leave with ideas and tools to support collegial coaching in their own schools.

UTILIZING PROTOCOLS TO STRUCTURE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING
Faculty explore the art of facilitation and use of protocols to guide purposeful conversations about teaching and learning. Participants will engage in various protocols - ranging from project tunings to dilemmas consultancies to looking at student work - and reflect on how to improve teacher-led dialogue about teaching and learning at their schools.


If you would like HTH educators to visit your school and facilitate a workshop, please contact Randell Scherer by email.

 




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