I haven’t shared a lot about school, education, or coaching lately. So this post is all about one of the most fun-filled, love-filled, and helpful professional development opportunities I’ve facilitated and experienced.
The entire premise of this PD offering was centered on Community. It is titled Community and Relationship Co-Creation in Virtual, Hybrid and In person spaces. The content of this PD was around community, while we experienced co-creating and building a community together.
In this post I’m going to share the slides from each session and then the resources and reflection methodology. This is seriously a PD I hope I am able to facilitate again because it’s been so fun to plan and such a fun time with folx. I’m not going to go through and tell you step by step what we did – the slides basically do that. If you have questions – reach out!
Session 1: Who You Are Matters
Resources for Session 1:
Sharing Our Identities by Jess Lifshitz
Participants also created Identity Webs from Sarah Ahmed’s book Being the Change and shared them in a shared Google Slideshow. They had options of using Lucidchart, using the Slides shapes, Canva, drawing it out and taking a picture and inserting or any other way that worked for them.
Reflection Tool for Session 1:
Session 2: Intentional Community
Resources For Session 2:
Chapter 2 from Culturally Relevant Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Reflection for Session 2: We used a Padlet to reflect as a community after the session and engagement with the resources.
Session 3: Building Trust
Resources for Session 3: There was choice here – folx needed to engage in resources that seemed most relevant to them – the only requirement was for everyone to engage with the microaggression video and the article “Take Your Hood Off”
On Feedback and Love by Cornelius Minor
Building Brave Spaces with Lamar Timmons-Long
How to Talk Taboo Topics with Young Students by Liz Kleinrock
Building Trust with Challenging Conversations
Take Your Hood Off and Other MicroAggressions
Reflection for Session 3: This reflection we used Flipgrid. Participants had to reflect on the session and the resources they engaged with.
Session 4: Microaggressions, Bias, and Trust
Resources for Session 4: Participants needed to engage in 2 resources along with the Troublemakers podcast.
Creating a Learning Environment Where All Kids Feel Valued
When SEL is Used as Another Form of Policing
How to Deal with Troublemakers
The Value and Inequity of Identity Work with Minjung Pai and Cornelius Minor
Reflection for Session 4: This reflection was a stretch for folks. I had folx respond to the person above and below their slides in the identity maps. This was tricky but pushed folx to really look at the maps and make connections.
Session 5: SEL
Resources for Session 5: Folx were to engage in two of the written resources and one video.
Goodbye Clipcharts, Marble Jars, and Stickers for Behavior by Kristi Mraz
Confronting Our Beliefs about Poverty and Discipline by Edward Fergus
Trauma Informed Teaching from a Trauma Informed Student by Heidi Allum
Mindfulness Won’t Save Us. Fixing the System Will.
Reflection for Session 5: Folx had a choice of reflecting in whatever way was best for them – Jamboard, Slides, Written, Artwork.
Session 6: Intentional Inclusivity
There were no resources for this session. Participants had to create something and review the Consultancy Protocol in preparation for the next session.
Session 7: Consultancy Protocol
Resources for Session 7:
Teaching Isn’t Managing Behavior
What If We Radically Reimagined the New York?
Reflection for Session 7: Participants were to revise their creations based on the protocol feedback.
Session 8 Happens on Monday so I’ll share all of that then!