Leading Change for 21st Century Learning<br />Mentoring for whole school change toward a paradigm shift & QT using technology <br />
What are we really doing about student engagement? <br />http://deniselofts64.edublogs.org/2010/05/16/teacher-engagement-is-that-the-first-step/<br />
What our data told us.<br />Students:<br />Teachers were generally not doing a lot of things differently ( although spikes existed). <br />Work was limited to desktop word processing, web searches, (Lower order), 1:1 communication. <br />For teachers<br />http://litehouse4skools.wikispaces.com/file/view/SurveySummary_03072010-2.pdf<br />Teachers indicated limited experience in online collaborative learning, both synchronous and asynchronous. Time or interest low. <br />Teachers perceived that the hardware ..ie computer =engagement. <br />Teachers did not have experiences beyond email, desk top publishing and 1 : 30 communication. Videos were used. NO sense of PLE and PLN..<br />Limited experience in collaborative learning, mainly relied on demonstration instruction ( Always 42.5 %),Sometimes group work was used (50%), Interestingly, students worked often on individual projects,54%, however only sometimes presented individual work to the class 48 %.<br />
Do we need a paradigm shift?<br />What is a Paradigm shift? <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cp6pEzx3uw&feature=player_embedded<br />Initial stages with leadership from the top with emerging technologies.<br />Confronting for many: <br />Students as mentors, in the initial stages. <br />“Everyone is the architect of their own learning.” — Appius Claudius, Roman Politician via @etalbert 7:23 PM Apr 29th from twhirl. <br />
What are the underpinning theories?<br />MENTORS & CHAMPIONS<br />The impact of e-learning champions on embedding e-learning- in organisations, industry & communities.<br />From the Australian Flexible learning framework. <br />http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/<br />
Champions, Communities & Connectivity<br />‘Community of Practice’ (Wenger 1999)<br />http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/02.+Key+Features<br />http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/06.+The+Blue+Print+for+edutweet<br />Connectivist Theory<br />Modeling and building a foundation for an elearning community that underpins the complex interactions between the individual, their behaviour and the environment.<br /> (Downes, 2006 & Siemens 2004)<br />
HT’s are the Catalysts in leading change!<br />Leadership behaviours of successful middle managers.<br />1.A focus on learning<br />2.Consistency<br />3.Care<br />4.Commitment<br />5.High Expectations<br />
Strategies to achieve this:<br />Modeling: “Walk the talk”<br />Monitoring: Leadership is strong when informed by data. <br />Dialogue: Use conversation to develop everyone’s understanding about learning.<br />Structures and systems: the work of the team is clear, explicit. Not autocratic, rather the consolidation and formalisation of agreed strategies.<br />
Setting the Scene<br />Learner ( teacher ) readiness<br />Motivation to join the movement <br />Comfort and feeling of support<br />Support in classroom (HTs & Mentors)<br />Ongoing support from systems, dialogue, individual and group.<br />Already existing collaborative space to support the hardware….so that the learning can begin.<br />http://rbscsupport4ict.wikispaces.com/<br />
Before we begin ‘know our students’<br />STEP 1. Lets Join EDMODO.& the Group “HT'sLeadingChange : code to access this group is: pa4r5o….. <br />
To finish<br />Communities of Practice (Wenger 1999)<br />"Communities are human systems given form by conversations of relatedness." (Block, 2008)<br />http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/07.+An+Executive+Summary<br />Personal learning networks and communities of practice<br />http://www.slideshare.net/GrahamAttwell/personal-learning-environments-46423<br />
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