Learner Meta-cognition A key goal of deep learning work is for learners’ to be able to coach themselves for improvement. Nimble and Responsive Teaching Teachers use evidence of learning to adapt instruction to meet learner needs – minute-by-minute. Inquiry Mindedness as a Way of Life Inquiry mindedness – using thoughtful strategies and then looking for evidence of deeper learning – is a necessity for learners, teachers and leaders. Learning for All through Networks As we want to make a big difference for all learners – and especially those who are vulnerable – we need small, networked communities of educators working together across roles and territories. Isolated efforts of individual educators – no matter how well intentioned - do not work for the most vulnerable learners. They need and deserve sustained and connected learning.
Preparing our students for the future… Discussion#1 What do your students do well? What do they need to improve? How do you know?
Closing the gap – Year 5 inquiry After frank discussions with our students, we realized that our boys felt inferior in many ways. We hoped that we could encourage the boys in our school to engage more fully and frequently in reading and writing through more of a focus on the area of Non-Fiction
“ Can the gap be closed between achievement levels in literacy skills between boys and girls using the Reading for Information and Writing to Communicate Ideas and Information performance standards to assess learners and drive instruction?”
Innovation – local/global design and application of innovative learning environments
Adult Learning – shared practice for teacher professional learning
NPBS Moving From Sorting to Learning From To Instruction and teaching Deep learning Summative assessment for grading and reporting Formative assessment to provide coaching feedback Teaching in isolation Teaching teams working as a learning community
Moving From Sorting to Learning From To Schools on their own Schools working together and with communities Leadership by position - hierarchy Leadership by contribution – distributed and networked “ Business as usual” Genuine transformation