SWSR<br />ICT Conference<br />23RD March,2010<br />LEADING DER-NSW IN YOUR FACULTYBarbara Bober<br />
LEADING DER IN YOUR FACULTY<br />Your Personal Capacity<br /><ul><li>Vision of Quality Teaching and Learning with Laptops
Expectations of teachers and students</li></ul> ...aim for the best<br /><ul><li>Communication...daily
Creativity …Yes!</li></li></ul><li>LEADING DER IN YOUR FACULTY<br /><ul><li>Recognition…everyone can lead learning so share best practice with laptops!
Visibility…model using technology the best way you can!
Reflection time …pause and learn from mistakes! Repeat what works!
Now start again…and do not stop.</li></li></ul><li>LEADING DER IN YOUR FACULTY<br />Elements of professional learning<br /><ul><li>Vision...what does your faculty understand is possible in learning and teaching with laptops? Workshop this!
Expectations...every teacher will engage with the technology! Say it daily!
Timetable this...regular opportunities for working together to build lessons/units/ strategies.
Accountability ...report back from teams and individuals about learning progress.</li></li></ul><li>
LEADING DER IN YOUR FACULTY<br />Digital education-making change happen <br />Element 2: Enabling leadership<br /> The leading school:<br />uses collaborative teams to realise the clearly articulated shared vision for ICT in teaching, learning <br />diffuses leadership responsibilities, support roles and decision-making processes across the school and administration<br />
LEADING DER IN YOUR FACULTY<br />uses a comprehensive whole-school approach to extending learning with ICT with clear delegation of responsibility and accountability<br />all members of the school community are<br /> encouraged to lead in areas of interest or expertise<br /> -explicit strategies are in place to foster, share and support innovative practice within the school <br />FACULTY<br />
Vision of Quality Teaching and Learning with Laptops The Student …<br /> There is a big difference between personal <br /> use and professional <br /> use of ICT. <br /> We cannot assume students have mastery of ICT tools needed for learning.<br />
Vision of Quality Teaching and Learning with Laptops The Student…<br />Students do not morph into adult learners – it must be articulated clearly what is required – how to behave and how to study and ultimately how to move from teacher dependency.<br />Learning experiences need to be created that assist the student to move from a dependent learner to a self <br />directed learner.<br />
Student digital skills development plana faculty plan…<br />
Vision of Quality Teaching and Learning with Laptops The Teacher…<br />Teachers devise student centric programs of <br />learning that address agreed curriculum standards and employ contemporary learning resources and activities<br />DER Strategic Plan , Canberra<br />WHAT SUPPORT DO YOUR TEACHERS NEED TO ACHIEVE THIS?<br />
TheTeacher…<br />Vision of Quality Teaching and Learning with Laptops<br /><ul><li>Teachers need to reconceptualise the </li></ul> learning environment. They are the scaffolders. <br /><ul><li>Teachers need to scaffold activities for </li></ul> students to engage with on their own <br /> or with others so that ultimately deep <br /> learning occurs.<br /><ul><li>Teachers are managers of learning rather than </li></ul> repositories of knowledge<br />
IDENTIFY THE SKILLS YOUR <br />TEACHERS NEED…<br /><ul><li> Integrating ICT into teaching and learning
Connected Learning Advisory Service (CLAS)<br />16<br />
CLAS – assess competencies<br />CLAS provides a Framework and an online self-assessment tool that helps teachers to:<br />evaluate how they use ICT for teaching and learning<br />create a log of evidence of ICT capability<br />identify aspects of their practice for further professional learning<br />17<br />
Faculty based professional learning<br />Complete an ICT audit (CLAS).Plan professional learning to address needs<br />KLA Learning Teams ...devise a ‘show and tell’ strategy and have each team report on a good lesson, resource.......<br />Team learning across KLAs led by school experts/early adopters. Incorporate Action Learning principles<br />
Faculty based professional learning<br /><ul><li>‘Step by step’ lesson building led by expert/mentor </li></ul>egUcreate a Laptop Wrap (TaLe)<br /><ul><li>‘Individual, self paced learning using online materials
Film exciting, engaging practice with laptops and share in staff /professional learning team meetings</li></li></ul><li> Faculty based professional learning<br />Champion curriculum innovators. Create opportunities for teachers to lead in the school and share their expertise.<br />Contribute to a culture where students and parents and teachers collaborate to move the learning forward<br />
Leader check list -building a culture of digital learning<br /><ul><li>Builds a shared vision for technology and uses change management processes to implement –’initiator’
Articulates what ‘good’ learning with a laptop looks like
Models learning and managing with ICT</li></li></ul><li> Leader check list -building a culture of digital learning<br /><ul><li>Uses needs assessment to inform professional learning
Builds learning networks with colleagues and shares practice regularly
Plans and ensures opportunities for all to develop skills with ICT
Addresses issues of Digital Citizenship in policy and practice
Monitors and evaluates progress of learning programs</li></li></ul><li>The Message.....<br />...... it’s the pedagogy that counts. It’s worth keeping in mind that laptops are only a tool. They’re at our disposal to make learning easier, and more enjoyable and meaningful for children. (Holmes, 2008)<br />