This year I have been a part of something called a Professional Learning Community (PLC). According to Richard DuFour, PLCs are based on three big ideas:
- Ensuring that students learn
- A culture of collaboration
- A focus on results
This process we are engaging in, as teachers and in PLCs, allows us to implement principles of instructional design that I've repeatedly found myself going back to time and again. On the most basic level, ADDIE is the foundation of such practices, but really the process is much more fluid and will require steps to be repeated, enhanced, reworked, and recycled. Perhaps this reflective practice of blogging will help me navigate that. Perhaps, if I'm lucky, readers will pitch in to help me navigate through with ideas, directions, observations, and such.
So, here's to the first step!