Strategy Sketch Tool
This tool helps teams to design and draw the new teaching strategies they will use
Use this tool to:
- Gain group clarity on exactly what will be done during the next sprint
- Plan a small number of high-impact new teaching strategies for your next sprint
- Gain some feedback on a simple sketch of the approach and refine
- Consider steps for effective implementation
Strategy Sketch helps to consolidate and clarify the design of the next sprint. This activity is easier to complete if the team has already generated ideas and evidence-informed approaches as a team using other protocols such as Knowledge Dating, External Expert & Strategy Sort.
Identify teaching approaches (5 mins)
As a team identify the top 3 teaching strategies or approaches you want to use.
- Each team member should list 1 idea per post-it
- Share each option and discuss as a group what evidence supports this option
- Reach consensus on the top 3 (or less) and complete the final version on the template
Sketch teaching approach (10 mins)
Each team member should draw a simple sketch of what this new teaching approach will look like in practice (use a post-it note in each box). Be as specific as possible, and try to draw what somebody would observe you doing. Consider the following: Where are you? Who are you with? How is the room set-up? How are the students positioned and what are they doing?
Discuss (10 mins)
Each team member should share their sequence of post-it note pictures.
- As a group what do they have in common? Do we have an agreed understanding of the approach?
- What strikes you as different? Are these differences required? If so, why?
Identify keys to implementation (5 mins)
As a group consider how these teaching approaches can be implemented effectively? You might find the following questions helpful prompts:
- What resources or tools will we need to create or access?
- Is there a specific sequence or timing that will be necessary for us to be successful?
- Do we require any new learning to be able to be successful in implementing this?