This activity is designed to collect information from school and school board staff on given issues within their context.
Based on the Chalk Talk protocol, issues arising are formulated into a series of questions and written on flip pieces of flipchart paper. Participants answer the questions, wonder, and respond to others’ comments individually and silently on the flipcharts. Following this, participants are asked to feedback their answers. Once everybody has contributed, a debriefing is held with the participants where the issues are discussed and future actions are created. The attached handout includes the preparation and materials needed to run this activity, as well as the procedure.
This tool was initially used during a Lead Data Team seminar for feedback on professional development requirements and the type of support needed in schools and school boards in order to align EBPP initiatives to the current situation.
Protocols for Professional Learning (The Professional Learning Community Series) (PLC), Easton, L.B., 2009. Page 84.
Making Thinking Visible, Ritchhart, R., Church, M. & Morrison, K., 2011.
The Foxfire Approach, Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond, Smith, H. & McDermott, C. (Eds.), 2016.
An example of Chalk Talk being used in lessons to deepen learning.