Creating Lessons Workshop
I was wondering if there was ever discussion about creating a workshop were teachers join together to work on creating lessons. I remember reading in Slam Dunk Math blog how Alex Overwijk stated that his district had groups that would work together to create, evaluate, discuss, and implement new lessons. I am trying to do something similar in my district but not getting anywhere. So I had a thought if people on this site would be willing to team up to great such a group as Mr. Overwijk at his district.
I bring this up because after taking a few classes on this site, I want to create my own lessons (similar to your setup) but need help in creating ones (especially to get started). I feel doing it as a team would be better. I also believe if I do such a community workshop on creating lessons that I could then take the experience to my district to try to implement there.
I was envisioning a workshop (even as a member I would be a bit of money – as it does hold me more accountable) where a group of 4 – 5 teachers are grouped together. They would meet weekly on a zoom call. From there they would discuss a topic they each would like to create a lesson. Then we would check in with progress so that everyone could provide feedback and ideas. This of course would be done with some guidance from you guys – since you have the experience and could share how you got starting creating such tasks which means you could help us through the process.
Again I just wanted to share a thought as it might lead me to resource I did not know. Thanks again for your time and help.