This 1-unit elective will explore the theory and practice of personal and collaborative professional development for teachers, enabling participants to develop an individualized, specific approach to lifelong reflection, growth and enrichment. The conceptual framework will include: metacognitive strategies, Communities of Practice, Rogerian listening, peer coaching, Contemplative Pedagogy, emotional intelligence, Pedagogies of Liberation and Vulnerability, and exploratory practice. A specific tool to be mastered and deployed will be the MIIS version (see Shaw and Cole 2012) of Julian Edge's system of collaborative development (known as the Speaker-Understander model).

12:00pm-12:50pm on Friday at MCCN M238 (Feb 1, 2016 to Feb 19, 2016)
12:00pm-12:50pm on Friday at CFNT CF434 (Feb 26, 2016 to Feb 26, 2016)
12:00pm-12:50pm on Friday at MCCN M238 (Mar 4, 2016 to May 20, 2016)
McCone M238