It brings me great professional satisfaction to introduce the very first PEPLC learning groups. This group will be led by an excellent #physed instructor who has workshop leader experience and blogs regularly here. Ken Forde, a PE instructor from Western Academy Beijing, is going to help in getting this first learning group off the ground. I would like to thank Ken for accepting this role. It is huge in a sense as there will no doubt be some initial obstacles to overcome. Ken will oversee the group and be a troubleshooter should obstacles arise.
One important consideration in forming the groups is that it is logistically impossible to give everyone the exact learning themes that they requested. However, the goal is to provide people with up to 75% of the themes they had selected. Should you not have one of the themes you wanted, please take initiative to contact one of the groups that have selected the learning theme you would like and make contact with that group. Should there be room in their study group, you can make plans to join if you like. However, your initial learning group should be your main priority. Thanks for your understanding here.
If you are a part of PEPLC and are reading this blog post, please understand that we can all learn from how this first group goes about their business. I will be introducing other groups today and over the next couple of days for the Asia-Pacific region only. We feel as though it is best to launch each of the regions one by one over the next several weeks. The very best of luck to Ken Forde and this other 9 group members that can be seen below.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.