Several months after it began, my #flatclass reflections series has finally come to an end. I really enjoyed attending the official Book Club, and I hope my blogged reflections will help inspire and guide other teachers interested in exploring this amazing field.
Perhaps too, they will help provide some feedback to the book’s amazing authors, who inspired my first steps into the wonderful world of global collaboration.
Chapter 11: Challenge Based Professional Learning
If there is one thing the Flat Classroom community particularly excels, it is their model of challenge-based PD for teachers.
For now at least, my attendance at a Flat Classroom Conference remains a distant dream; however, this chapter provides an impressive overview of #flatclass PD. Frankly, most of the theory and PD framework in this chapter went over my head, but if this area interests you, I’m sure you’ll find it a fascinating read.
Chapter 12: Rock the World
This chapter was short and sweet, and can be simply summarized in a few lines
- Make connections which count
- Learn YOUR way
- Be prepared to help and share
- Set some goals – take that first step!
- Share your story, and "Rock the World"
This chapter is a fitting conclusion to Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds; and it reflects my own learning journey over the past few years.
Every journey starts with a single step … and its time to "Rock the World". Care to join me?