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INTENTIONAL INTERRUPTION: BREAKING DOWN LEARNING BARRIERS TO TRANSFORM PROF...

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Viscount Gort Hotel

1670 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3J 0C9

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How can professional learning efforts be the kind of learning that truly improves practice? What does it mean to truly leverage the learning in professional learning? Getting to real learning requires disrupting our natural propensity to avoid it. This requires intentional facilitation of a particular sort – what we call “intentional interruption” of the subtle cognitive and affective supports often impede new learning.

This session will outline what it means to intentionally interrupt the status quo of professional learning to enable real new learning resulting in permanent changes in thinking and practice.

At the end of this session participants will understand:

  • The “problem” with most professional learning
  • What professional learning is from a psychological perspective, and why it is so difficult to make it happen
  • How focus, collaborative inquiry, and instructional leadership can enable real professional learning
  • How our minds get in the way and interfere with professional learning
  • Tools and strategies for intentionally interrupting the psychological barriers to professional learning

Dr. Steven Katz is a faculty member in Applied Psychology & Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto where he teaches in the Child Study and Education graduate program. He has a Ph.D. in human development and applied psychology and his areas of expertise include cognition and learning and teacher education. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World, Building and Connecting Learning Communities, and Intentional Interruption.

Opening remarks: 9.00 – 10.15 am

Topic: Reflections on Leading Learning from a Local Context (Manitoba)

Dr. Danielle Fullan Kolton, PhD, is a Staff Officer at The Manitoba Teachers’ Society whose work focuses on the research, development, and coordination of professional learning services. As the team leader for The Teacher-Led Learning Team, Danielle works with various teachers and principals from across the province who design, develop, and facilitate professional development opportunities. She is passionate about supporting educators in the messiness of leading and learning.

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