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Friday, March 30 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Personal Learning Plans: Harnessing Teacher Passion for School Success.

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There is often a tension between teachers who want more autonomy to use professional development time to become experts in their self-identified areas of interest and administrators who want to meet specific school-wide goals. In this workshop, teachers and administrators will explore the benefits of Personal Learning Plans. Personal Learning Plans give teachers the opportunity to use the cycle of inquiry and professional learning communities to improve their practice and make their learning public. By looking at an example of a teacher’s Personal Learning Plan, exploring the role of professional learning communities, and discussing connections between administrative goals and teacher autonomy, both teachers and administrators will think through how self-identified and self-directed teacher learning can be connected to school-wide goals in order to increase deeper learning among teachers and students.

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JoAnn Groh

Principal, Paulo Freire Freedom School
JoAnn Groh is the co-founder of the two Paulo Freire Freedom Schools, PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University (demonstration/lab schools) in Tucson, AZ and has served as a PFFS principal for the last 13 years. Prior to PFFS, JoAnn was a Social Studies and Language Arts teacher at Catalina... Read More →

Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
HTHI 207