Focusing on Student Learning
This practice encouraged me to be more intentional in all aspects of teaching and focusing on student learning. Intentionality in relation to outcomes, groupings, practices, process, product, etc. It also providing a grounding point when having conversations around student learning. What was the desired outcome vs. what evidence was providing. How did you use this information to guide your next steps in teaching and supporting student learning.
Strong Trusting Relationship
Relational trust is a huge factor in school culture. It comes down to relationships. Relationships with staff and relationships with students. When there are strong, trusting relationships it becomes easier to keep student learning and success at the center of your practice.
Thank you for everything you are doing with us and our district.
Thank you for a great day [in our school]. It was wonderful to be focused on meaningful work that we can utilize immediately in our classrooms.
This has been such an amazing PD for me as a teacher. I thank you for your encouragement. Your expertise and for your passion to enable us to be more powerful dynamic educators. I can’t wait to carry on this journey. ~Judy
I greatly appreciate these sessions. I always feel excited and energized to move the work forward. These past two years have been some of the best professional development of my career. Thank you.
You (Candace Saar) and your Galileo team/vision are an inspiration! Giving me a great hope for education as an educator and mother! Looking so forward to our continued partnership. ~Kim
Students engaged in authentic, meaningful and challenging learning tasks
In her evaluation of the Galileo Education Network, U of C’s Dr. Michele Jacobsen, assistant professor in education, found students to be engaged in authentic, meaningful and challenging learning tasks characterized by questioning, problem solving, knowledge construction, collaboration and risk-taking. Teachers reported a fundamental shift in both their planning processes and instructional methods. ~Linda Flanagan
— Hugh McDonald (@hughtheteacher) June 2, 2013
— Mountain Learning (@MountainEdu) December 13, 2013