One of our main strategic lines is to create spaces for Professional Learning and Collaborative Planning, which will improve learning and teaching, through professional commitment and pride, and that will develop our teachers’ skills and capabilities.
As learners, teachers will work on Professional Inquiries, a self-directed and collaborative process of inquiry and action through which they explore a problem, question or topic related to their specific context.
Teachers will identify the areas they want to explore, or problems they need to resolve, in relation to their student’s learning and their teaching practice. Through their inquiries, teachers will find a solution or response to the problem they are exploring. This solution will take the form of a micro-innovation.
The Professional Inquiries by SEK teachers should explore the ways to implement the elements of the Future Learning Model, throughout the different programmes, and under the different learning scenarios (online, presential, distance, or blended).
Some examples of questions teachers can use to guide their Professional Inquiries are:
Professional Learning Structure
The inquiry process is meant to be self-directed and collaborative. Teachers can form groups within the same school, or across different SEK schools, and then choose a topic or question to inquire into.
This inquiry will be conducted over the school year and the Symposium will be a chance to share with others a snapshot of where the group is in their process.
We suggest that teachers use the Design Thinking process to carry out their inquiries, although Schools and teachers are welcome to structure their inquiries in whatever way they consider is best.
Before the Symposium
It is important to take the following into account, in terms of preparing for the Symposium:
This will allow the teams to share their Professional Learning plans at the Symposium.
The Symposium will be a collaborative space in which to share these Professional Inquiries and their resulting micro-innovations. Teachers may present:
It is important to remember that the process of Professional Learning will take place throughout the entire school year and what will be shared during the symposium is a snapshot of where teachers are at that moment.