@mr_d_pe, Sean De Morton and I were talking tonight about an amazing lesson he had with his classes today during their final stages of their target games unit. He shared with me a story of one child wishing to change the target to suit his style of throw. Sean is a very adaptable teacher and relishes the chance for students to change the challenge. However this conversation gave him a thought about the readiness of his students to truely unpack their own learning. Sean had a front row seat last year at the Achper conference as he watched Andy Vasily and myself present Unpackong PHysEd. What transpired from his lessons today was a emptying of the storeroom as students looked for challenges that would change the challenge of target games. Students quickly designed their own challenges unique to their own understandings of the unit. One of the truely remarkable conversations heard were students sharing success strategies with each other.
Sean and I discussed how important it is for us to set up a lesson right with learning intents and success criteria however the cycle of great facilitating isn't complete until we hear students using similar methods to unpack their own learning. We decided that this accidental lesson needed to be repeated and built into our program. There has been some great names to 'share sessions' going around, demoslam and genius hour are two of my favourites.
However we needed something unique to AussenPhysEd.
So we introduced the PE EXPRESSION SESSION.
The idea is that we would like you involved. This is not an everyday lesson but rather a lesson you introduce to see if students understand the knowledge that you have been sharing. We want students to unpack their openness on by:
- develop a challenge based on your unit with a partner
- have one person remain at the challenge while the other goes off and tries other challenges
- sel their challenge to customers by defining learning intent and success criteria - GET THEM USING THE LANGUAGE
- swap back with their partner
- seek feedback
Have a go- try your own PE EXPRESSION SESSION
you will be dazzled by the student conversations that transpire. Maybe even record these convos on idoceo app for referencing and showcasing further at a later date
That you Ironamn Sean for sharing your day with me