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DevLearn 2015: Dorothy's Top 3 Highlights

I thoroughly enjoyed attending DevLearn 2015, a conference specifically focused on educational technology. I have never seen so many instructional designers gathered together at one particular conference. It was great to be able to network and hear about the work others did in the same field. Reflecting on the conference notes, my three main take-aways and items I plan to focus on implementing include:
Agile Project Management: This full day workshop covered the basics of agile project management to practical application examples that could be applied to any eLearning project. I plan to: Share agile project management concepts with my team, in particular this infographic:

“Agile is as much an attitude as it is a project management method.” Discuss collaboratively to determine what would further enhance and streamline our DL development process; In the discussions, I also plan to incorporate discussions related to Carnegie's Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle, profiling personas, etc. Docum…

Adaptive Schools Workshop - Oct. 2015

How I felt after attending the Adaptive Schools Workshop

The facilitator of the workshop, Mrs. Carolyn McKanders, was dynamic! Throughout the 2-day workshop, Carolyn modeled the strategies needed to set the environment, climate, culture, and practices in place for a truly adaptive school.
In building a school community environment that is focuses on developing organizational capacities and developing professional capacities, it's critical that there is a collective responsibility for student learning and sharing ‘ike for the larger good of the group. 
Two ‘Ōlelo No‘eau come to mind when I reflect on the intent of this workshop: ‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho‘okāhi All knowledfe is not taught in the same school. ~203. Relevancy:When learning in a community, the group benefits from growing and developing from the mana‘o and ‘ike shared, creating collective wisdom.Lawe i ka ma‘alea a kū‘ono‘ono. Take wisdom and make it deep. ~1957. Relevancy: What good is it to harness all of the wisdom…