Providing feedback for PD is daunting - I know firsthand how challenging facilitation is, and how critical feedback is! Stephani and Stephanie's PD about Digital Interactive Notebooking sounded fascinating from the start.
From the first moments, I knew I'd have nothing but praise for Stephanie and Stephani. They overcame tech obstacles with grace and leveraged the additional time to build rapport with their participants. It was awe-inspiring to watch!
Stephani and Stephanie turned their PD into a playground where teachers got busy experimenting, building, and working with their content. My pen flew across the page, noting success after success.
Once I was at home, I had a lot of time to reflect as I translated my notes into a more useful format. My RESULTS Coaching book and the sentence frames from ICN's gdrive proved invaluable in helping me step confidently into a coaching role.
I found that giving written feedback allowed me to focus on what I was saying without the pressure of having my feedback friend sitting there, watching me process. It was a valuable scaffold that built my confidence.
Seeing PD from the feedback friend's point of view gave me new insights into the process of facilitating PD. Watching Stephani and Stephanie's passion and knowledge spread through the room was an amazing experience.