6c. Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.
Often leaders and teachers are so focused on the information shared that we deemphasize the final stage of a coaching cycle. Reflection and evaluating programs and instruction are critical to strengthening learning. The following are examples of how I, as a librarian and/or digital learning specialist, regularly evaluate instruction and programs.
After each professional learning session I always close with self-reflection including a feedback piece for me (see above example evaluation.) A simple question about what the learner most liked and least liked helps me monitor and adjust how I present the next session’s training.
Last year, our district was in the inaugural stage of designing a computational thinking strand for librarians. I reflected on my practice of participating in Hour of Code with our K-6th graders but knew that I needed more training to developing a sustainable program across the grade levels. Thus I participated in Code.org’s teacher training and developed a scope and sequence for students I served.
The following blog post shares how I have reflected on the skills I need to strengthen and how I go about doing it while building my PLN.