My think tank team got together today and discussed some really great WHAT IF questions that inspired us to think about potential solutions for our wicked problem.
Our wicked problem is Rethinking Teaching which ultimately means we want to find a way to redefine what skills, resources and support are necessary for the 21st century learning environment. In essense, we have trickled down this broad topic into three main key ideas to push us toward the best “bad” solution. Those key points that we have
- Inquiry-Based Learning
- Policy Change
Visually this is how I personally have been thinking or imagining how our wicked problem would eventually find potential solutions or a best “bad” solution:
We came up with three questions to help push us ultimately toward our solution for Rethinking Teaching:
- How can we prepare teachers to utilize student led-questioning and inquiry based questions in the classroom?
- How can legislators implement better policies to provide support and resources to all educational institutions?
- How could we use technology to assist teachers in innovative thinking?
As a group we came up with a total of 18 questions that will take about 5 minutes to answer. We are planning to send these questions out through our professional learning networks so that we can get a varied mix of responses. These responses will remain anonymous and we will analyze them to better understand our wicked problem and suggest a solution.
Here’s a Link to the Survey.
If you are reading this blog please consider answering this short survey about the wicked problem of Rethinking Teaching in our professional context.
I have crafted this survey for an assignment that is part of my graduate program in educational technology at Michigan State University. I also hope that the results will inform discussions and planning for technology integration in the work we do together, and with students.
Please complete this survey no later than Friday, October 13, 2017. Thank you very much for your time and insights.
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