Visual Agendas

Sharing learning targets and the agenda with staff is always a first step in our Thursday PD sessions.  I used to post the agenda in a standard list format on a piece of chart paper. As I wrote in my last post on infographics, I’m a big fan of using visuals to enhance a message.  So rather than posting PD agendas in a boring old list, I’m now creating visual agendas.  One benefit of creating visual agendas is that the experience provides me with a clear picture of where I intend to lead teachers.  Additionally, this process helps me storyboard the entire professional development session.  As I plan I am able to see possible gaps or misunderstandings prior to PD which allows me to sharpen the agenda and subsequently the teacher’s take-aways.

As a teacher attending professional development I appreciate when my interest is sparked and the learning is clear.  Visual agendas help with this.

I’ve shared a few examples below.  You can create them electronically or with good old butcher paper.  Hopefully they will inspire you to use more visuals to enhance your instruction.

Thanks for reading!


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3 Responses to “Visual Agendas”

  1. A.K. October 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    This was helpful for me to see in action instead of simply reading about it.

  2. Patty December 8, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    I have a PD session this week and I’m going to try this. I like that this will attend to my visual learners.

  3. Christina Bartley May 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    I would love to see an example of a PD agenda!

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