The ILETC Facilitator Guides are designed to provide the necessary instructions and resources to conduct professional development activities in your workplace. They contain information on the purpose, detailed instructions for running the activity, all soft resources required, and a list of any additional materials that are needed. Each guide can be downloaded as a PDF, and instructions on how to print the various resources for each activity are included in the guide.
The Journey Map workshop focuses on helping teachers better understand the journey they go on when they transition into an innovative learning environment. Participants complete a ‘journey-map’ activity, which encourages peer discussion around their formative teaching experiences. This is followed by individual reflections on what was done, felt and thought when transitioning into new learning spaces. With an emphasis on the social learning that comes from sharing concrete experiences, this workshop helps participants be explicit about their journey and learn from the experiences of their peers. Due to the nature and focus of the workshop, participants who have prior experience transitioning from a traditional space to one more innovative will gain the most benefit.
The Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Practices workshop invites participants to visualise the physical and experiential elements of the learning space they practice in. Working in groups, participants describe and model these elements using art and craft materials. They then organise these physical and experiential elements on a spectrum of emotions, discussing specific challenges of these elements and how they might be improved.
The Innovative Learning Environments and Student Learning workshop invites participants to model a learning environment which they practice in. Working individually and in groups, participants describe their conceptions of student deep learning and create a model of a learning environment that enhances a learning characteristic of a 21st century student. With an emphasis on the visual and tacit learning that comes from modelling experiences, this workshop helps participants develop student-improvement focused practices associated with 21st century student learning, and enhance knowledge of the impact, challenges and opportunities related to innovative school learning environments.