WORKSHOPS

The “Learning in Depth” team offers workshops to assist anyone interested in implementing LiD in any educational institution. Just contact us, or phone 778 782 4479. We can visit schools for a single day introductory workshop, described below. Or we can set up a program of support for a school or for a group of teachers who will be involved in implementing LiD.

Currently we have people able to deliver workshops in Canada, the US, England, and Australia. We also have access to video links as an alternative for those interested in a two-hour introductory exposition and discussion of the possibilities for LiD in other counties.

One-day workshop

Introduction to the “Learning in Depth” program.

Recommended as initial training for all teachers and administrators thinking of implementing LiD.

Audience: Teachers, administrators.
Length: One day (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Format: 60% whole group presentation/discussion; 40% small group interaction
Prerequisites: None
Contact: Dr. Gillian Judson, gcj@sfu.ca.

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Objective:

  1. What is the nature and purpose of the Learning in Depth project?
  2. What are the potential benefits of implementing LiD?
  3. What are the most practical ways of implementing LiD?
  4. What does it look like in practice?

11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Break.

11:15 to 12:30 p.m. Objectives:

To introduce teachers and administrators to the basic structures and plans for implementing LiD.
To discuss the nature of the topics that are central to LiD.
To examine the nature of the portfolios, with some examples.

12:30 p.m. to 1: 45 p.m.

Lunch break

1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Objectives:

To enable participants to work in small groups, with LiD resource people, in planning the initial ceremony in which students will be given their topic and to plan for supporting one child through the first year of exploring one topic.

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Break.

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Objective:

To begin development of a school plan for LiD implementation, including scheduling planning time, communicating with parents and community members, inventorying current resources, and developing a plan for acquiring additional resources. Discussion of participants’ further needs prior to implementation, and how the LiD group can respond to them and support teachers as they move towards implementation.