Last week I was due to deliver a workshop on collaborative learning, sadly I had to cancel as only 1 person had signed up. I had been thinking of an alternative way to deliver the content so this prodded me to write it up into a blog post. In theory this would allow someone to cover the information in the workshop without attending – its not bad for a first pass and could do with some more work (I particularly want to look more at what students might be collaborating on – in the live session the discussions between attendees generally provides lots of ideas, working through it on your own? Probably not so much).
It took me a couple of hours work to write it out and tweak it so it made sense.
if I was planning a leadership event I would break it into 3 stages
What kind of educational organisation do I want mine to be
What GAFE tools can I use to support these aspirations
What do I need to do to enable my staff to use these
A couple of comments later I suggested they could share around a google doc and would be able to between them come up with a fairly decent session plan (I also shared a google doc and stuck my quote above in it).
I didn’t think much more about it, finished off my work and went to meet a friend down the pub (it was Friday!)
My phone did make a few bleeps etc as the night went on but I didnt pay much attention. However on the bus home I noticed a number of comments and replies. When I checked the doc I found that it had got a fair bit more detailed – please see for yourself.
Now its not perfect or anything, but its a very good start on planning a day session and if any of the people involved do get around to running a “Google Educational Leadership Academy” then they have some good ideas to build on.
So the next time I want to think about some training – I am going to ask the room, its smarter than me AND it does the work while I am in the pub 🙂