As school leaders grapple with the many challenges related to leading schools during this time, the need for staff meetings, PLC’s, and professional learning remains constant. PEBC’s Director of Leadership, Scott Murphy, joins us to talk about the importance of facilitation and crafting high quality virtual engagements that are rooted in purpose while promoting human connection. After months of facilitating virtual meetings, PLC’s, and professional learning engagements Scott has discovered that many of the facilitation moves that support strong in-person group development can be applied or adapted for the virtual setting. And just like in classrooms, the elements of the. PEBC Teaching Framework can promote agency, equity, and understanding in the staff room. High quality engagements include intentional planning, opportunities to strengthen community, purposeful discourse and tasks, and can be organized using the workshop structure. Listen in as Scott walks us through his planning process, shares specific facilitation moves, and shares technical tips for utilizing a variety of technology tools that support connection and collaboration.
Scott Murphy, PEBC’s Director of Leadership, is passionate about the role educational leadership plays in creating classrooms, schools, and systems that cultivate agency, equity, and understanding for students, teachers, and leaders. Scott is well known for his blogs about leadership and facilitation, his development of the Futures Protocol, and his dynamic seminars and institutes. When Scott is not working in schools you might find him rock climbing, cycling, playing his guitar, or talking to his garden.
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