This past week we had a pick your own adventure type of learning time. The teachers where able to pick from a few options that would be able to meet all of our needs. I choose to work in the group that was focusing on SLO's (Student Learning Objectives). It is a new way for teachers to track student growth that was piloted in our district last year and is now a tool we will be using. Ms. Willett and I were able to develop our objectives and begin compiling our baseline data so that we can begin data cycles in which we will track our student growth and target areas we need to focus or lessons on.
The first Friday of the month we work with PEBC. This year we are focusing on inquiry based learning. We are also doing a book study on Collaboration and Comprehension: Inquiry Circles in Action. I am very excited to learn more about this as I have been making attempts at creating our science lessons with inquiry in mind. I always tell my students that we are all learners and love sharing the different things I learn with them whether its through book studies, conferences or workshops.