Elearning 2013Teachers Only Day – 24th January Years 5-8A Journey of Discovery - Part One
The challenge lies in shifting from teaching and learning about ICT to teaching and learningwith, and through, ICT with the aim of improving student achievement. Rather than using technology to do old things in new ways, it is about doing new things in new ways.
Sustainability• Set aside time (workshops, meetings) to develop/review a concise statement that describes the way e-learning will be integrated into our school’s vision.• Involve the whole school community (including students and parents) – organise opportunities to deliberately inform, engage, and discuss the vision with all stakeholders. Ensure our Māori community has a voice in this process.• Check that the vision, including the direction for e-learning, is understood by everyone – can we see it filtering through school-wide documentation and classroom practice?• Regularly evaluate how well the vision is being shared throughout the school and community.
• How will learning and teaching change, and how will ICT support this change?• What type of learning environments will we see?• How will learning take place?• What will our students’ expectations of learning be?• What will our students know, value, and be able to do when they leave our school?• Does our e-learning vision stem from the school strategic plan, and does it create a picture of what ICT can enable in our school?• Is the e-learning vision a strong and succinct statement that is easily understood by all members of the school community?• How will our e-learning vision support a whole school approach to the use of ICT and in the Senior School with our laptop/BYOD classes?
Ensuring that eLearning is embedded throughout our school curriculum10 Questions to Consider1. How is eLearning reflected in our school vision? Could our vision exist without e-learning?2. How is commitment to each of the principles in the New Zealand Curriculum evident throughout our eLearning strategic plan?3. How are teachers and students supported to model and explore the values expressed within the New Zealand Curriculum, through eLearning? How does the way we think and act about eLearning reflect these values?4. How are students and teachers challenged and supported to develop the key competencies (in contexts that are increasingly wide –ranging and complex) through eLearning? What opportunities exist to support students to monitor and demonstrate their development of the key competencies through eLearning?5. What is the capacity of teachers to integrate eLearning across the learning areas and levels? How do we know?6. What are our teachers’ beliefs about effective pedagogy? What opportunities exist for e-learning to support these identified teaching approaches? How do we encourage and support teachers to explore how ICT can open up new and different ways of learning?7. How are school systems i.e. professional learning, infrastructure, technical support, access to ICT, appraisal and reporting aligned to support eLearning?8. How do we evaluate and review the impact of eLearning in our classrooms/school?9. Career Pathways Y7- 13 - How does e-learning in your school’s curriculum support relevant and timely career education and guidance?10. How does your e-learning strategic plan support the curriculum connections described above?
Key Elements• Shared language and understanding of what e-learning• What’s the purpose?• What difference will it make to students?• Teachers involved and committed to developing e-learning in our school.• Change process and sustain change.• Focus is important, identifying powerful ways to use e- learning tools that connect back to our vision to make a difference to student learning outcomes.
Teachers• Become actively involved in discussing and developing our school’s vision.• Review our practice – reflect our school’s vision in our use of technologies in the classroom and wider school.• Talk with our students so they are involved in the school’s vision
What is e-learning and what dowe mean by ‘enabling e-learning’? It is important that we all have ashared understanding of what we actually mean by ‘e-learning’.
Enabling e-Learning is defining ‘e-learning’ as learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the appropriate use ofinformation and communication technologies (ICTs).
Elearning• covers a range of activities from supporting learning to blended learning (the combination of traditional and e-learning practices).• learning that is delivered entirely online.• Whatever the technology learning is the vital element.• e-Learning forms part of a conscious choice of the best and most appropriate ways of promoting effective learning.
Best Practice e-learning• enables accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities that improve student engagement and achievement.• e-Learning has the potential to transform the way teaching and learning takes place.• It is about using technologies effectively across the curriculum to connect schools and communities.• provide accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities so that every student is better able to achieve their full potential.
Reflection Date: Title/Author/Webpage/Blog etc: 8th March Maryanne’s PowerPoint from teacher only day.What are the key The challenge of e-learning lies in shifting from teaching and learning about ICT to teaching and learning with, andideas/strategies through, ICT with the aim of improving student achievement./concepts discussed? E-learning needs to be sustainable and includes a wide range of factors in making it sustainable – time / teacher and community involvement / creating a vision that is shared with all stakeholders. Need to ensure that e-learning is embedded throughout our school curriculum – 10 focus questions. E-learning is defined as learning and teaching that is facilitated by, or supported through, the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Slides 10 and 11 – important information that outlines what best practise e-learning could look like.How does this Defines what e-learning is. Gives examples and relevant information as to how this can sustained in areading/research school/classroom and the role of the teacher in this. Explains some best practise points for me to research further and reflect on in regards to what is happening in my own classroom.support my teacherinquiry?What can I take from Gained more understanding of what e-learning is – questions to think about. Understanding of what blendedthis to help me achieve learning is - Blended learning is what I am currently teaching in my classroom – combination of traditional and e- learning practises. I have a 1:2 digital classroom that still uses books and some traditional methods for teachingmy teacher inquiry and learning.goal?So what can I take from Continue to develop Ultranet and Uspace systems. – whatever the technology , learning is the vital element.this for my classroom E-learning has the potential to transform the way teaching and learning takes place. Provide accessible, relevant,practise? high quality learning opportunities so that every student is better able to achieve their full potential.