Omaha Workshop Schedule

V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School,

3131 S 156th St, Omaha, NE 68130

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Breakfast


10:00 – 10:30 am: Framing the Day

Community Moment: Where have you seen your practice (assessment, pedagogy, planning) change since February?


10:30 – 1:00 pm: Your Frameworks in Action

  • Recap of Last Session & Opening Reflection: What frameworks and assumptions do we operate under? How does our teaching reveal them?


  • Lesson Planning Template: What assumptions are at play about the purpose of education in these three templates and checklists? What do they have in common? Where do they differ? Why?

    • Personal Debrief: What frameworks and assumptions do we operate under? How does our teaching reveal them? What have you discovered about yourself in this process?


  • Build the draft template you want to use for yourself. What elements from the previous three lesson plans will help you plan?


  • Gallery Walk the templates:  What does this template help you pay attention to? What does this template leave out?

    • Discussion: What is teaching within these different frameworks?

1:00-2:00 pm: Lunch


2:00-2:30 pm: Revise the Lesson Plan You Brought 


2:45-4:00 pm: Teaching Labs (Three People Teach)

15 minutes/person with 5-7 minute debrief asking the following two questions (3 people):

  • What did you learn?

  • What allowed you to look at the object of inquiry more closely? What prevented you from seeing it?  

  • To the teacher: Was this what you intended your students to learn?


4:00 – 4:30 pm: Debrief

  • What have we learned? What are the three most interesting/impactful things you heard today?

  • Which new questions do you have after this workshop?

  • Over the next two months, what concrete changes will you be making in your practice?

  • Where do we go next? What should we go deeper into during the summer?