Build Community With Pineapple Visits

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Participate and share : Poster

Karen Kelsall-Lagola  
Nancy Minicozzi  

Explore how to build school culture by increasing staff collaboration. Teachers in any grade can share, model and learn from each other through informal peer observations in-person or online. Learn how pineapple visits work, how to organize them, how to encourage colleagues to participate and how easy it is to get started.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Communication & collaboration
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers often learn best from other teachers. Participants will learn what pineapple charts are and how they lead to a collaborative culture where teachers learn from each other. Presenters will share various ways to fit pineapple sessions into different school schedules, as well as examples of how they can be used at both elementary and secondary school sites. We will have a slide show, models of pineapple charts, and downloadable resources for participants.

Supporting research

Gonzalez, Jennifer. How pineapple charts revolutionize professional development.
Barnes, Mark & Gonzalez, Jennifer. Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (Hack Learning Series)
Kaplinsky, Robert. What’s the Difference Between #ObserveMe and Pineapple charts?

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Nancy Minicozzi, Beverly Hills USD
ISTE Certified Educator

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