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ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference - Maureen Twomey - An iCentre may be a building, which is the technology engine of a networked school, but it is also defined by the partnership between teacher ...

ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference - Maureen Twomey - An iCentre may be a building, which is the technology engine of a networked school, but it is also defined by the partnership between teacher librarians and ICLT coordinators and other significant members of the school community. This presentation describes one journey towards the development of an iCentre as undertaken by Maureen Twomey Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, Queensland.

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  • THE CONTEXT – OUR STORY • PPPP----12 master12 master12 master12 master----planned collegeplanned collegeplanned collegeplanned college • Opened in 2005Opened in 2005Opened in 2005Opened in 2005 • Located on northern end of Gold CoastLocated on northern end of Gold CoastLocated on northern end of Gold CoastLocated on northern end of Gold Coast
  • THE NEW LIBRARY - CHIARA
  • Lyn Hay developed theLyn Hay developed theLyn Hay developed theLyn Hay developed the iCentreiCentreiCentreiCentre concept in 2009concept in 2009concept in 2009concept in 2009 “It is essential that library/ information and technology departments be ‘re-engineered to achieve a synergy and functionality that transcends the traditional paradigms of 20th century schools’ out of which will emerge ‘a new information-based, technology-enriched learning centre’ … Schools need to develop an information infrastructure with an emphasis on ‘i’ (information) and ‘l’ (learning), not ‘IT’ infrastructure.” http://studentslearn.wordpress.com/about/about-icentres/ “…what is noticeable is the speed and apparent ease with which the iCentre concept has been normalised in networked school communities like Assisi College on the Gold Coast …” Lee, M. (2011). The networked school community
  • SUPPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL FOR THE PRINCIPLE Assisi College Foundation Principal – Dora Luxton
  • Our iCentre Concept Rationale:Rationale:Rationale:Rationale: CurriculumCurriculumCurriculumCurriculum change, technological change and societal change have placed new demands uponchange, technological change and societal change have placed new demands uponchange, technological change and societal change have placed new demands uponchange, technological change and societal change have placed new demands upon the learning experiences of students today. The speed of change in technology and its use inthe learning experiences of students today. The speed of change in technology and its use inthe learning experiences of students today. The speed of change in technology and its use inthe learning experiences of students today. The speed of change in technology and its use in learning has increased the importance of digital, information and critical literacy skills for ourlearning has increased the importance of digital, information and critical literacy skills for ourlearning has increased the importance of digital, information and critical literacy skills for ourlearning has increased the importance of digital, information and critical literacy skills for our students. Critical skills for learners in the 21students. Critical skills for learners in the 21students. Critical skills for learners in the 21students. Critical skills for learners in the 21stststst century include the ability to critically analyse,century include the ability to critically analyse,century include the ability to critically analyse,century include the ability to critically analyse, synthesise and reformulate a massive amount of information on a daily basis. Educationsynthesise and reformulate a massive amount of information on a daily basis. Educationsynthesise and reformulate a massive amount of information on a daily basis. Educationsynthesise and reformulate a massive amount of information on a daily basis. Education professionals now face a new learning landscape where technology is bringing rapid changeprofessionals now face a new learning landscape where technology is bringing rapid changeprofessionals now face a new learning landscape where technology is bringing rapid changeprofessionals now face a new learning landscape where technology is bringing rapid change and altering the way learning is experienced.and altering the way learning is experienced.and altering the way learning is experienced.and altering the way learning is experienced. ToToToTo facilitate sustainable change in the use of learning technologies and to support access to andfacilitate sustainable change in the use of learning technologies and to support access to andfacilitate sustainable change in the use of learning technologies and to support access to andfacilitate sustainable change in the use of learning technologies and to support access to and engagement in quality teaching and learning, the Chiaraengagement in quality teaching and learning, the Chiaraengagement in quality teaching and learning, the Chiaraengagement in quality teaching and learning, the Chiara iCentreiCentreiCentreiCentre seeks to provide an effectiveseeks to provide an effectiveseeks to provide an effectiveseeks to provide an effective integration of digital teaching, learning resources and infrastructure. Theintegration of digital teaching, learning resources and infrastructure. Theintegration of digital teaching, learning resources and infrastructure. Theintegration of digital teaching, learning resources and infrastructure. The iCentreiCentreiCentreiCentre is ais ais ais a convergence of facilities, technologies, people and resources with an emphasis on ‘convergence of facilities, technologies, people and resources with an emphasis on ‘convergence of facilities, technologies, people and resources with an emphasis on ‘convergence of facilities, technologies, people and resources with an emphasis on ‘iiii’’’’ (information) and ‘l’ (learning) not IT.(information) and ‘l’ (learning) not IT.(information) and ‘l’ (learning) not IT.(information) and ‘l’ (learning) not IT. TheTheTheThe ChiaraChiaraChiaraChiara iCentreiCentreiCentreiCentre isisisis the hub of a digital networked community providing services for 21Cthe hub of a digital networked community providing services for 21Cthe hub of a digital networked community providing services for 21Cthe hub of a digital networked community providing services for 21C learners. It is a onelearners. It is a onelearners. It is a onelearners. It is a one----stop shop for all resourcing, technology and learning needs on a dailystop shop for all resourcing, technology and learning needs on a dailystop shop for all resourcing, technology and learning needs on a dailystop shop for all resourcing, technology and learning needs on a daily basisbasisbasisbasis –––– in school and outin school and outin school and outin school and out----side school hours.side school hours.side school hours.side school hours. TheTheTheThe ChiaraChiaraChiaraChiara iCentreiCentreiCentreiCentre provides services to support the powerful digital pedagogies of:provides services to support the powerful digital pedagogies of:provides services to support the powerful digital pedagogies of:provides services to support the powerful digital pedagogies of: • Multi-modal learning • Non-linear learning • Shared learning • Student-centered learning • Anywhere, anytime learning
  • KOTTER’S 8 STEP CHANGE MODEL 1.1.1.1. Create UrgencyCreate UrgencyCreate UrgencyCreate Urgency 2.2.2.2. Form a powerful coalitionForm a powerful coalitionForm a powerful coalitionForm a powerful coalition 3.3.3.3. Create a vision for changeCreate a vision for changeCreate a vision for changeCreate a vision for change 4.4.4.4. Communicate the visionCommunicate the visionCommunicate the visionCommunicate the vision 5.5.5.5. Remove obstaclesRemove obstaclesRemove obstaclesRemove obstacles 6.6.6.6. Create shortCreate shortCreate shortCreate short----term winsterm winsterm winsterm wins 7.7.7.7. BBBBuild on the changeuild on the changeuild on the changeuild on the change 8.8.8.8. Anchor the changes in school cultureAnchor the changes in school cultureAnchor the changes in school cultureAnchor the changes in school culture (http://(http://(http://(http://www.mindtools.comwww.mindtools.comwww.mindtools.comwww.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_82./pages/article/newPPM_82./pages/article/newPPM_82./pages/article/newPPM_82.htm)htm)htm)htm)
  • OUR LADY’S COLLEGE, ANNERLEY