Outcome 3: PD and Newsletter (Due December 6th)
After finishing your Book Hangout on Air and taking your learning to a new level, we’re asking that you continue to play with ideas, tools, strategies, inspiration, and everything else related to your Deep Play topic. Remember to continue sharing your favorite resources through the selected method of curation for your Deep Play Group.
With almost five months of study and play under your belt, you have gained a certain level of understanding about your Deep Play topic. And you know, when you know something, other people want you to share it! So, we’re asking you to share your Deep Play knowledge by creating two items: 1. an outline for a professional development experience for other educators, 2: a newsletter.
Part 1: Putting Play into PD
Assume that you have been given 2 hours minimum (maybe a whole day!) from your administrator to lead this professional development opportunity and that your audience has no background in your Deep Play topic – they are novices.
As your group builds your professional development outline, think about our face-to-face time together. How can you generate excitement around your topic? How can you make learning active and not passive? How can you remix and disrupt what others have come to know as professional learning? How can you encourage others to play with your topic? How can you uncover ideas and push educators out of their comfort zone? How can you model risk taking and acceptance of failure in learning?
Your group will ultimately decide how to package your professional development opportunity in an outline. Will you choose for the format to be a hands-on workshop? An outline to an eBook? A playlist for a potential podcast series? The components of an online module? Feel free to explore your options and get creative! Whatever form your professional development takes, remember to include the following at minimum:
- Create an agenda that provides an overview with an outline
- In this agenda, be sure to describe the format of the PD and to identify learning outcomes
- Site all of your sources you would like to include in our outline (images, videos, articles, etc.)
*Note, this is a collaborative assignment. Each of your group members will post the same PD outline on your website.
Part 2: The Deep Play Newsletter
Now that you’ve built a possible outline for PD revolving around a component of your deep play, you need to publicize it! Your group should collaboratively create a newsletter that includes the following:
- Your Deep Play topic
- A description of what the core ideas/concepts of your Deep Play topic are (how would you describe your topic in your own words?)
- 5 fast facts about your topic (what are 5 things everyone should know about your topic?)
- 5 people/organizations to follow on Twitter around your topic
- 5 of your favorite resources on your Deep Play topic
- 2 article recommendations
- 2 book recommendations (i.e., your Book Hangout books could be options)
- Anything else that you think would help someone understand or become interested in your topic!
*Note, this is a collaborative assignment. Each of your group members will post the same newsletter on your website.
A tool to checkout for this newsletter is https://www.smore.com/ or https://www.canva.com/. But, certainly choose whatever technology best meets your needs and provides the most affordances. After all, we are always TPACK-ing!
The professional development should either be typed onto your Deep Play page or embedded (depending on the method you choose to produce the outline) and the newsletter should be embedded on your site. Please provide context for your readers that describes the size of the group you envision being able to serve in one PD and the timeframe you have chosen to work within. Also provide a brief overview of your role in the creation of both of these artifacts. What were you responsible for? These items should be published to your Deep Play Group page on your website, in the established chronological order, by December 6th.