I’ve been challenged to write more about what’s actually happening in my own school recently, and so would like to share the very exciting ‘Digital Play’ sessions we are currently running. The idea of these sessions is simple: they must by run by staff, for staff, and be play-based, fun, informal, bit-sized etc. We have found that busy teachers don’t always have the head space for longer formal PD sessions, so what we are attempting to do is 1. make the sessions inspiring but focused on one idea or skill, and 2. tie the PD directly into pedagogy so it can be adopted quickly.
We’ll see how the sessions go! But even getting to this place of having several staff able and ready to run such a program, and the resources and spaces available has been an achievement. And if you’re in the area, feel free to come along!