Making a Collaborative Poster as a Scaffolding Process for Professional Learning and Performance Improvement
This session introduces the process of making a collaborative poster as a scaffolding approach for collaborative professional learning. This approach may be applied to a group of teachers, nurses, social workers, or other professionals working with people which they have no previous experience of servicing. Often, well-trained specialists encounter groups of population with unknown needs. The training approach presented here is an application of Socio-Cultural Learning Theory to professional adult learning. Session participants will be able to identify possibilities for scaffolding of professional learning and will begin constructing visual representations of conceptual ideas applicable to professional learning and growth in their areas of expertise. The process and approach to be presented is based on the Socio-cultural learning theory. The participants will learn about collaborating in making a verbal and non- verbal representation, or a combination of both, of their clients’ needs. The process of the poster construction is treated as a scaffolding approach to professional learning and professional metacognition.
Dr. Vera Leykina
Managing Director, Cultural Compass LLC
In NYC, Dr. Leykina supervises Department of Literacies, Languages and Instructional Support Services for ELLs and Students with Disabilities and teachers graduate courses in teaching methodology. In addition, she is a Managing Director of the Cultural Compass LLC performance improvement consulting company. The proposed session is a sequel for the 2017 and 2018 ISPI EMEA workshops in Bologna, Italy and Gothenburg, Sweden. She presented in numerous conferences in the US. In 2018 she presented at conferences in Konstanz, Germany and Granada, Spain. In July of 2019 is scheduled to present at a conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.