Just In Time Professional Learning
MAPPEN is more than a curriculum resource, it is a just-in-time professional learning platform. Professional learning videos explaining the benefits of a teaching strategy are embedded alongside lesson plans, providing teachers with a link between theory and practice. Some of the professional learning available to MAPPEN teachers includes:
- Concept based learning
- Random groupings
- Reflection practise
- How to use rubrics
- Guided inquiry
- Student inquiry
- Cooperative learning
- Cooperative skills
BUILDING Professional Learning teams
Teams of teachers can read a MAPPEN unit and watch associated professional learning videos together. They can discuss how they will implement teaching strategies and use common language in collegial conversations..
Professional Learning Log
After a teacher has delivered a MAPPEN task, they can add a reflection to their Professional Learning Log, thereby satisfying registration requirements. Professional Learning Log entries can also be used for individual teacher appraisal.