DMLE Framework: Purposeful Planning for an Unprecedented Year
This school year will be unlike anything we've known or experienced before. Instead of knowing what to expect and how to plan, many educators are still trying to imagine what any of this will look like and remain uncertain how to even begin planning. I believe that in order for anything to work moving forward, there will need to be a fundamental shift in the way that we see learning. Instead of asking, "How will I teach?", we need to begin asking, "How will they learn?".
One thing is certain. As educators, we must design experiences that will be meaningful regardless of where they happen. In order to do that, we will have to be intentional and purposeful about what and how we plan. The DMLE Framework provides a thoughtful approach to planning for educators that are seeking to design meaningful experiences for their students regardless of where the learning happens. Below are some things that I think will be super important moving forward...
Intentional and purposeful planning of experiences that will be meaningful at home or at school
Documentation of differentiation
Documentation of connections with learners
Documentation of interaction with the content
Inclusion of life-ready and social-emotional learning skills into every learning experience
Self-assessment and feedback
Reflection opportunities for both educators and learners
This resource is designed for those that are designing in-class and/or at-home learning experiences. I hope it helps in some small way.
The planning template is available for both daily and weekly experiences. Below is an example of the daily template as the pieces on both are the same.
I have talked about the 3 E's for some time and never realized how closely it aligns with the work of E. Paul Torrance. I was recently doing research on creativity, came across his ideas, and was blown away as I read about his work. Our ideas are so similar and I have continued to be inspired by learning more about his work. Please learn more about the Torrance Incubation Model HERE. While these models were planned at different times by different people, the idea of how meaningful learning experiences should be designed is similar.
Using the this framework in addition to an LMS provides the consistency and structure that many will need in order for this type of learning to work. Everything that we do moving forward will need to be manageable AND meaningful in order to be sustainable. Check out the blog post below to see how I think this might be able to be set up in an LMS such as Google Classroom.
If you would like to explore training options for your campus or district around using this template, please email email@example.com.
I absolutely love creating resources for educators that result in manageable and meaningful learning. I've had a few people ask if they can pay me something for using the resources. I saw this as an option on another page recently and thought it was a great idea. I don't charge for a lot of what I share but thought this might be a way to provide the opportunity to give if you'd like. But, please know that I share because I am passionate about helping educators find practical ways to make learning both manageable and meaningful. There is absolutely NO PRESSURE to pay for resources that I've created and shared.