Work with Silvia

Silvia is available for keynotes, workshops, blended coaching as well as 1:1 coaching

Practice what your Preach

Experience documentation of/for/as your own professional development learning in order to bring pedagogical documentation to your school or classroom

What is Documentation for Learning?

Documenting is more than staying organized or writing down what will be taught. Documenting is part of the learning process for teachers and students.

Latest posts

Don’t Just Display: Make Documenting OF/FOR/AS Learning Visible

Donna Miller Fry in a post Where is the Beef? speaks directly to my own thinking when she asks: When we talk about “Visible Learning” and “Visible Thinking”, can we now focus more on the Thinking and Learning than on the Visible? I am thrilled that more and more educators are aware of the power […]

The 1-Day Blue Photo Challenge

Pedagogy is about the techniques, methods and strategies teachers use to facilitate learning for their students. Pedagogical Documentation is about documenting in order to do just that: facilitate learning for our students. Heutagogy is centered around self-motivated and self-directed learning. Heutagogical Documentation is about documentation in order to become more self-aware and to fuel our […]

The 3 Stages of Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning

Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning has many objectives, goals, levels, and components. My work is concentrating on making pedagogical documentation visible and shareable to amplify teaching and learning. I believe that using technology, as a tool, to be able to share best practices, to make thinking and learning visible to ourselves and others, is the key to […]

Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning

Documentation as a teacher, as a student, as learners can take on many different forms. In an effort to make my thinking and conversations with Andrea Hernandez, Silvana Meneghini, Chic Foote and Angela Stockman around the differences visible, I created the visuals below. [bctt tweet=”Documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning”] My PROCESS was/is/will be: Thinking > Conversation > […]

Reading “Visible Learners” Through the Lens of Documentation

I am reading Visible Learners by Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivards and Daniel Wilson. In an effort to document my reading, I am choosing to tweet quotes that resonate with me through the lens of my work around documentation as/for learning. You can follow the curation of these tweets, as I am reading, in […]

A Conversation about Documenting FOR and AS Learning

There are different ways to hold a conversation. I am using several platforms/methods to hold a conversation with the faculty of the Shore, Church of England Grammar School from Sydney, Australia. Our topic is documenting FOR and AS learning. We are somewhat “flipping” my school site visit (scheduled for next June) and are using several […]

Documenting Through the Lens of Curation: Amplifying Information & Making It More Accessible

The #amplifiEDU Twitter chat from September 30th, was documented through the lens of a Twitter Newbie through a screencast of the chat- Becoming More Connected, commentated and individual components of the chat. On October 14th, the 3rd #ampliefiEDU Twitter Chat was held with the topic of Documenting FOR Learning. Amplifying learning sometimes means looking at […]

Looking For Learning: Making Connections For Your Teachers

This post if meant to be seen through the lens of Looking and Documenting FOR Learning from the perspective of administrators or staff in charge of supporting teachers’ professional development and ongoing learning. I worked with teachers and administrators this past week at the Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany. Rachel Jackson, teacher librarian (mostly […]

The What? Why? How? of Documenting4Learning

My work in formalizing Documenting4Learning is moving forward. In good old fashion, regarding practicing what one preaches, I am documenting my journey: Learning to Document FOR Learning and Sharing Copyright and Backchanneling in the Music Classroom Unpacking a Twitter Conference Feed Professional Development Model: Documenting4Learning Tools that Facilitate Documenting Documenting FOR Learning My exploration got […]

Learning to Document FOR Learning and Sharing

We are in the middle of a enormous change of the culture of teaching and learning. The teacher must see himself/herself as a learner, since he/she is on uncharted territory as well in our ever changing (digital) world. Key competencies and literacies, such as global, media, network, information literacy and digital citizenship amplify our traditional […]

Define Pedagogical Documentation

  • We define documentation as the practice of observing, recording, interpreting, and sharing through a variety of media the processes and products of learning in order to deepen and extend learning ... These physical traces allow others to revisit, interpret, reinterpret, and even re-create an experience.”

    "Visible Learners" by Krechevsky, Mardell, Rivard, & Wilson,