How I felt after attending the
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 shared in the community if it is not applied appropriately and adapted to meet the needs of the learners? I really appreciated that I was able to leave this workshop and put strategies into place immediately in my work which truly deepened my understanding of the process.
I encourage you to explore the work of Thinking Collaborative as we begin to expand our work and create innovative systems and content. It will take a kaiāulu of creative and collaborative thinkers to have a great impact.