Credentialed Faculty PD Pathways with the OESIS Network
"An Agile classroom is built on the foundation of people instead of process, collaboration, and problem-solving. Through integrating the values and principles of agile into the classroom, students run their own learning teams. They break down large projects into smaller tasks. They prioritize work, communicate to determine their own pace, and set mutually agreed upon schedules to determine when work is done. In short, they learn the skills that adults use in the professional and business worlds.
Agile classrooms do more than just prepare students for employment. As a member of a team, students must collaborate to solve problems, applying new content knowledge to real life issues including sustainability, threats to the human body, shifting demographics, and social justice.
This allows students to build connections to new knowledge from their existing schema. They are able to reach outside of the content area to combine lessons from several classes, building more flexible cognitive models and growing their creative approach to work.
With agility, students are able to organically learn the way they did as toddlers. They pull in information, find opportunities for application, and in the process, their learning becomes personalized and meaningful. Students are taught as whole people, learning how to communicate, develop socially and navigate complex problems. With small changes, education can be transformed into having purpose and meaning to the students and bringing value back into the classroom. " Jessica Cavallaro quoted in Intrepid Ed News
Schools may register academic faculty for cohort pathways that are verified by OESIS Network Leaders. Each pathway is designed to be completed within eight to 10 hours, featuring readings, videos, discussions, and assignments. There are 3 levels for each domain typically: Level 1 is Understanding the approach. Level 2 is Design and Level 3 is Implementation. Each Level earns a certificate and Level 3 earns a credential. OESIS Credentialing is Asynchronous feedback based on rubrics for level 1. Asynchronous and Synchronous with 1:1 Tutorial feedback for Level 2. An extra layer of Double Synchronous is added for Level 3. Some courses require and benefit from fieldwork assessment. Site visits are possible when a sufficient volume of teachers are involved.