Authentic instruction in the 21st Century: a professional development presentation
The goal of my master’s project is to develop a three-day professional development workshop via Google Slides that takes place over the time span of approximately six weeks. Its purpose would be to spark interest and to initiate Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) where teachers can collaborate to improve their instruction using the renewed B.C. Curriculum paired with Authentic Instruction practises, where all students are encouraged to co-construct their knowledge in a learner-centered environment. Teachers will discuss and reflect on their practises and help each other to determine what the best techniques are to deliver authentic instruction so that all learners, including those with Special Education Needs (SEN), will learn with a sense of agency and increased interest. Teachers will have time to plan units that promote student engagement, motivation and purpose in their learning. My intention is that the presentation I create is usable by anyone in the field who wishes to create a PLC to learn more about Authentic Instruction and how they can improve their teaching practise.