Stephen Harris-SCIL

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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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Stephen Harris-SCIL

  1. 1. The SCIL story<br />
  2. 2. Sydney Australia<br />
  3. 3. SCIL<br />Embedding research and innovation into everyday school practice<br />
  4. 4. In summary:SCIL = people + pedagogy + programs + places<br />
  5. 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<br /> <br />http://www.playducation.org/archive-reader/items/the-power-of-openness-of-place-people-and-pedagogy.html<br />
  6. 6. SCIL = always asking questions+‘do, then think’What are the best ways to move a whole school to a 21st century learning model?<br />
  7. 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<br />
  8. 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<br />
  9. 9. www.realaudienceproject.com<br />
  10. 10. The SCIL Building (2010)<br />9 connected spaces for collaborative teaching<br />diverse furniture<br />Wifi, multimodal & multimedia enhanced<br />
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  17. 17. The Zone (2011)<br />‘Tomorrow’s School Today’<br />7 connected spaces<br />diverse furniture<br />wifi, multimodal & multimedia enhanced<br />
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  23. 23. Project Barcelona <br />(2011 onwards)<br />Converting all other classrooms into 21st century learning spaces<br />Wifi, multimodal & multimedia enhanced<br />
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  27. 27. Living Science<br />K-2 collaborative investigative hands on science<br />Scientists-in-residence:<br />Guest scientists as presenters<br />
  28. 28. Twitter @stephen_h & @scil<br />Blog http://imaginelearning.tumblr.com<br />
  29. 29. Come and visit<br />
  30. 30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohnC3sURgKU<br />

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