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Leading the eLearning vision at your school - strategies for leading your colleagues into the 21st century learning paradigm (Deb Jones)

Leading the eLearning vision at your school - strategies for leading your colleagues into the 21st century learning paradigm (Deb Jones)

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  • Todays focus..
  • Always focussed on 16% of our mass… is this the approach if we want change for the majority…
  • We need to change our approach so that we do convince 68% of our mass..
  • Treadwell talks about changing landscape for learning….. Majority of teachers doing best they can within the book based paradigm..
  • Consider differences..
  • So the point… how do we reach the large number
  • What is the SCDPL Program and Why?
  • Goals
  • Facets of a digi leader important
  • Our foundation program focussed on.. The above… not about learning how to use ict..
  • Personalising learning to reach more of our teachers and make it count What assisted us: EOI etc. One size pd …. Has to stop….
  • Valuing our professional colleagues is important, helping them to contextualise..
  • Discuss a few of the strategies and how they helped to build understandings, to build networks, to contextualise, to personalise….
  • Feedback..
  • Feedback…
  • Very relevant quote – “beliefs..
  • Our professional learning needs to focus on more than the tools we use….
  • Introducing different approaches and strategies…
  • Whole school plan is valuable….
  • Tip of the iceberg pl makes us rethink what pl is – doesn’t have to always be the attend the workshop style… Consider the following ways of working with your staff:
  • Through, not about
  • Celebrating…ALL
  • Help teachers to learn how to learn..be the guide not the sage..
  • What is is all about – the point!
  • Apologise for amount of text but want them to read the stories.. And think about what is happening – what’s the point?
  • Maybe unpack a few strategies where teachers construct their own knowledge and understandings – describe them, give examples within a context…
  • I want to use these photos….. Doesn’t have to be a lonely journey for leaders… see their way through the dust and all etc.. Or is that too corny..

Qsite Presentation Sept09 Leading eLearning Qsite Presentation Sept09 Leading eLearning Presentation Transcript

  • "Leading the eLearning Vision for your School" Debbie Jones eLearning Co-ordinator Department of Education & Training, South Coast Region D.Jones2009
  • Who am I?
    • Primary Teacher / HOC
    • eLearning Coordinator South Coast Region
    • Senior Accredited Facilitator
  • Leading your vision…
    • Sharing strategies that enable curriculum leaders to lead personalised professional learning to support and enhance teachers’ confidence and competence in digital pedagogy .
  • Our challenge as leaders
  • Our challenge as leaders
    • "We are entering the most dramatic Paradigm Shift in learning ever!"
    • Mark Treadwell
    http://www.i-learnt.com/
  • http://www.i-learnt.com/
  • Convincing the mass..
    • Why do a large number (68%) of our teachers not see the value in using digital technologies within a learning and teaching context?
    D.Jones2009
  • South Coast Digital Pedagogy Leaders Community Program
    • The South Coast Digital Pedagogy Leaders Community program commenced in 2009 and currently has 69 Digital Leaders representing 37 schools.
    • Purpose: to form a regional community of practice where leaders collaborate to share and develop highly effective strategies to support localized needs and priorities, identified by participating schools.
    • Based on identified needs and demand from the region
  • Program Goals Develop capacity at a more localised level Enhance leadership Enable learning for all Personalise learning opportunities for teaching staff Meet the needs and priorities identified by schools
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  • A guiding framework..
  • Foundation Practicum Learning Intentions:
    • To develop, clarify and create:
    • a toolkit of professional learning strategies to enable personalised professional learning choices for staff members
    • a shared understanding of effective eLearning (digital pedagogy, eLearning spaces, digital content)
    • the requirements for the Digital Pedagogy Licence
    • a community of digital and human resources for ICT skill support
    • skills in identifying individual teacher needs to provide personalised professional learning choices, aligned with school vision and priorities
    • a highly productive and beneficial professional learning community
  • Personalising learning D.Jones2009
  • Our Mantra..
    • What do you already know and understand?
    • Thought provoking activity to develop new understandings
    • Collaborate, Apply and Share
    • Reflect and adapt to own context
  • Strategies..
    • Preflection – individually / school / community
    • Johari Window
    • Creating artefacts
    • Online collaboration
    • Create your own resource folder
    • Visual Perceptions
    • Wordle School Visions
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    • This was an excellent experience that allowed us time to reflect on our beliefs about learning and teaching . The suggested strategies and community model connectedness and how we work with others to challenge our existing knowledge and adapt it in response to ongoing challenge.
    • Thankyou for your hard work, facilitation and acknowledgement of what is going on in schools and how this can be moved forward.
  • What’s the point?
    • Beliefs about learning and teaching
    • Digital Pedagogy
    • Planning and Implementing
    • Reflecting and Contextualising
    Developing a professional learning network Creating communities of practice
  • Successful Strategies
  • Whole School Plan
    • Co-Create and share a learning vision
    • Identify needs of staff
    • Group accordingly
    • Investigate available pathways
    • Design individual/group programs
    • Revisit – Reflect – Refine
    • Share - Celebrate
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  • Learning through technologies..
  • Showcasing success – small & big Yellow Pages 5 minutes at staff meeting Student led learning Lunch time conversations
  • The language that we use…. Fine Tunings Protocols Peer Coaching Norms Soccratic Dialogue
  • Lifelong learning….. Model Learner Creating Networks Reflecting Learn – ReLearn - Unlearn Collaborating
  • Back to basics…..
  • Is it about curriculum coverage or is it about curriculum access?
    • MEKI – 8 year old S/E Islander
    • Dislikes writing and oral presentations to peers
    • MultimediaTask – Explain how an object flies
  • Is about sexy&savvy or is it about learning?
    • James – very disengaged in class
    • IWB : small group maths challenge
  • Is it teacher centred or student centred? Is this a record of student learning?
    • Group discussion to a challenging question
    • Some students lack confidence in contributing out loud (often not heard)
  • Is this about catering to the different learning requirements of our students – providing them with multiple opportunities for them to access learning as well as be successful learners?
    • Reluctant writer – spelling difficulties
    • Wordtalk ‘text to speech’
  • Do you limit your students to the expertise they can access physically or do you tap into what’s at your fingertips virtually? Is learning always a planned event or can it be self directed and independent?
    • Virtual Classroom “Environmental Studies”
    • Linked to authentic real life project
    • Connect with environmentalist
    D.Jones2009
  • Practical strategies..to explore contemporary learning and teaching
  • Expert Jigsaw…
  • Blames Charts
    • Why do staff in my school not see the benefits in using digital technologies?
  • World Cafe
  • Quote Walks…
  • Contributions Charts..
  • Creating an artefact of a contemporary learner….
  • Collaboration in a Wiki
  • Pedagogy Perspective! Higher Order Thinking Are students using higher‐ordering thinking operations within a critical framework? Deep Knowledge Does the lesson cover operational fields in any depth, detail or level of specificity? Inclusivity Are deliberate attempts made to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds are actively engaged in learning?
  • What’s my point?
    • Influence the majority
    • Personalise & Contextualise pl
    • Learn through the tools not about the tools
    • Teaching & Learning with students
    • Celebrate learning
  • Persevere! D.Jones2009