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Stephen Harris: Embedding research and innovation into everyday school practice

Scientix European Conference, Brussels, 6-8 May 2011

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  • 1. The SCIL story
  • 2. Sydney Australia
  • 3. SCIL
    Embedding research and innovation into everyday school practice
  • 4. In summary:SCIL = people + pedagogy + programs + places
  • 5. “Don’t imagine SCIL as a division within a bigger organization  – imagine SCIL as the creative spirit, the philosophy, the leading vision of this entire school.” – Bea Beste, Germany
     
    http://www.playducation.org/archive-reader/items/the-power-of-openness-of-place-people-and-pedagogy.html
  • 6. SCIL = always asking questions+‘do, then think’What are the best ways to move a whole school to a 21st century learning model?
  • 7. The SCIL learning model is built around:- collaborative teaching teams- students in learning groups (not classes)- integrating curriculum where possible- multimedia enhanced learning spaces- multimodal learning spaces- wifi & personal digital devices- flexible ‘non-industrial’ furniture- choice & problem solving- all teachers can contribute to SCIL research & innovation- real life in situ PD for all teachers
  • 8. Some current SCIL programs:- ‘Tomorrow’s School Today’ - Stage 3- Online distance learning unit- Real Audience project- Beyond Borders: Language collaboration- The Quest (Stage 4): integrating science, geography, history- Second Life & Open Sim: BooralieIsland- Living Science K-2
  • 9. www.realaudienceproject.com
  • 10. The SCIL Building (2010)
    9 connected spaces for collaborative teaching
    diverse furniture
    Wifi, multimodal & multimedia enhanced
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  • 17. The Zone (2011)
    ‘Tomorrow’s School Today’
    7 connected spaces
    diverse furniture
    wifi, multimodal & multimedia enhanced
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  • 23. Project Barcelona
    (2011 onwards)
    Converting all other classrooms into 21st century learning spaces
    Wifi, multimodal & multimedia enhanced
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  • 27. Living Science
    K-2 collaborative investigative hands on science
    Scientists-in-residence:
    Guest scientists as presenters
  • 28. Twitter @stephen_h & @scil
    Blog http://imaginelearning.tumblr.com
  • 29. Come and visit
  • 30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohnC3sURgKU