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  • Going to give three perspectives – students, primary teachers and secondary teachers
  • OriginsTeachers got together to examine 21st C learningSurveyed students – what does good learning look like?Tangible feedback & Authentic learningPractical resultsSense of progressTherefore reflection v. importantMentors to support Authentic learning – mentors from anywhere: real-life expertsIndependentMultifacetedBased on InquiryProvide support to allow learningMentoringStructure and platformPersonalising Learning
  • Surveyed students – what does good learning look like?Tangible feedback & Authentic learningPractical resultsSense of progressTherefore reflection v. importantMentors to support Authentic learning – mentors from anywhere: real-life expertsIndependentMultifacetedBased on InquiryProvide support to allow learningMentoringStructure and platformPersonalising Learning
  • Mentors to support reflectionAuthentic learning considered, a logical progression from mentors was to have mentors from anywhere. Experts from academia, industry etc.IndependentMultifacetedBased on InquiryProvide support to allow learningMentoringStructure and platformPersonalising Learning
  • Mentors to support reflectionAuthentic learning considered, a logical progression from mentors was to have mentors from anywhere. Experts from academia, industry etc.IndependentMultifacetedBased on InquiryProvide support to allow learningMentoringStructure and platformPersonalising Learning
  • benefits for student mentorspractical elementsplans for the future – broaden scope
  • OriginsTeachers got together to examine 21st C learningSurveyed students – what does good learning look like?Tangible feedback & Authentic learningPractical resultsSense of progressTherefore reflection v. importantMentors to support Authentic learning – mentors from anywhere: real-life expertsIndependentMultifacetedBased on InquiryProvide support to allow learningMentoringStructure and platformPersonalising Learning
  • In primary schools in ESF – all becoming PYP schools. Decision was taken for exactly same reasons this group was put together (21st Century needs/authentic)PYP made up of 5 essential elementsThese combine hopefully to form lifelong learners
  • Still something missingOpportunities not taken for various reasons e.g. age restriction/cyber safetyLooking at creating a safe environment to allow primary to exploreConnect with secondary
  • Well established that there is a gap in learning and styles of learning between primary and secondaryAlso, between diploma and PYPAwareness in secondary that students coming to us learn differentlyWant to investigate and close gap
  • find a mechanism to meet the demands of the 21st Century and a future that is undetermined for our learners.
  • It’s a pedagogy that is designed to fulfill 21st Century needsThese are some of the things we think inquiry will help us to achieveHere are some of themCross reference explanation of PYP – essential elements etc.
  • Finish with something about the planningWe realised that we could plan something that would meet our requirements
  • Emphasise that this is the project as it will be right now.Cross phase project to involved P6 and Year 7 students.The inquiry will focus on an aspect of their future.Learning mentors will be selected and trained to foster peer support.Learning technologies investigated and used to facilitate learning and communication.
  • Resistance to change- in different levels and areas of the schoolPerception that this was just another Initiative.Schools dominated by content driven curriculum?External demands – Exams/University on all stakeholders. CulturalUnderstanding Inquiry based learning.
  • 11- 16 ESF Curriculum ReviewPriority given to Personalised learningFuture working opportunities for our learners.A need to change practice.
  • Communication and collaboration cross phase.Linking the project to current learning.Learning Mentor trainingDevelopment of a trial to promote technology use and evaluate response.
  • Pilot project starting this week.Links schools, students, mentors.
  • Learning facilitated through technology, supported by learning mentors and teachers that promotes, personalized learning, inquiry, independent learning and student voice!
  • OriginsTeachers got together to examine 21st C learningSurveyed students – what does good learning look like?Tangible feedback & Authentic learningPractical resultsSense of progressTherefore reflection v. importantMentors to support Authentic learning – mentors from anywhere: real-life expertsIndependentMultifacetedBased on InquiryProvide support to allow learningMentoringStructure and platformPersonalising Learning
  • We aspire to a community of learners where we all take on multiple roles in different contexts

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  • Connected Learning
    Building a Learning Community
  • to share our work
    to invite you to collaborate with us
    Our Aims
  • Building a Learning Community
    common purpose
    connecting easier than ever before
    learning is collaborative
  • ESF 21st Century Learning Working Party
    mission
    connect and collaborate
    inquire into 21st Century Learning
  • Connect and Collaborate
    between ESF schools
    between primary and secondary
    horizontal leadership
  • The Project
    Teachers
  • Inquire into 21st Century Learning
    focus on 21st Century needs
    technology a tool to facilitate teaching and learning
  • Students
    The Project
    Teachers
  • What does good learning look like?
    rapid concrete feedback
    student centered learning
  • Student perspective
    video
  • Reflection is critical
    vital skills often intangible
    reflection enables students to perceive progress
  • Mentors
    Students
    The Project
    Teachers
  • Mentors
    Experts
    Students
    The Project
    Teachers
  • Aspirations
    pilot limited in scale
    students act as mentors and experts
  • Student mentor perspective
    video
  • Mentors
    Experts
    Students
    The Project
    Teachers
  • a means to communicate
    record reflection
    map learning
    The platform
  • Primary perspective
  • Essential elements
    inquiry
    learning
    information literacy
    Photo here blue frame
    If there is one
    authenticity
    transdisciplinary
    in the primary classroom
  • learning
    lost opportunities?
  • The project in practice
    Y12expert
    5
    Y12
    mentors
    5 x Y12 mentors
    Y12
    expert
  • Y12expert
    student 1
    5
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    student 2
    student 5
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    student 3
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  • Y12
    expert
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    5
    Y12
    mentors
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    Y12
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    student 2
    student 5
    5 x Y12 mentors
    student 3
    student 4
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    expert
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  • Y12
    expert
    Y12
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    Y12
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    student 1
    student 1
    5
    Y12
    mentors
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    student 2
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    student 5
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    5 x Y12 mentors
    5 x Y12 mentors
    student 3
    student 4
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    student 4
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    expert
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  • What’s in it for us?
    Y12expert
    Opening the doors to more authentic learning by:
    • access to experts for our learners
    • support for our learners from mentors
    • improved collaboration with secondary schools
    • opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom
    • increased motivation for reflection
    5
    Y12
    mentors
    5 x Y12 mentors
    Y12
    expert
  • Primary Aspirations
    Y12expert
    5
    Y12
    mentors
    5 x Y12 mentors
    Y12
    expert
    • project becomes an authentic community of learners
    • experienced mentors to support the PYP exhibition
    • improved understanding of practice
    and pedagogy between secondary and primary
    • pedagogy more aligned with PYP in secondary
    school to connect PYP to Diploma
  • Secondary Perspectives.
    Mind the gap?
  • Why we got involved
    a seamless transition
    concepts of 21st Century learning
    an accessible curriculum
    learn from our Primary colleagues
  • Our Aspirations
    fulfill 21st Century needs
    new curriculum frame work 11-16.
    new pedagogy
    promote independent learning – learning to learn
    promote life long learning
    create authentic learning experiences
  • Why Inquiry?
    personalizing learning.
    transdisciplinary.
    constructivist
    learning to learn
    life long learning
    authentic learning
  • Eureka Moment
    creating connections
    Collaborating
    Networking
    use of learning technologies
    student voice
    phase not age
  • Our Plans
    across phase project for year 6 and 7 learners
    learners inquiring into an aspect of their future
    year 12 ‘Learning Mentors’ to guide
    learning technologies to facilitate learning and collaboration and communication
  • Photo here blue frame
    If there is one
    Plans
    Cross phase learning
    An inquiry into their future
    Supported by learning mentors…
    …and technology to facilitate learning.
  • Photo here blue frame
    If there is one
    Barriers
    • Resistance to change
    • Perception - `just another initiative`
    • Content driven curricula and external demands
    • Secondary understanding of Inquiry
  • Promoters
    • 11-16 ESF curriculum review
    • Personalising learning
    • The changing world of work
    • A generally accepted need for change
  • Photo here blue frame
    If there is one
    Action
    • Communication and collaboration
    • Links to current learning
    • Mentor selection and training
    • Trial of technology undertaken
  • Photo here blue frame
    If there is one
    Current Situation
    • Pilots start THIS WEEK
    • Links between school established
    • Meet and greet sessions underway
    • Mentors primed and ready
  • Photo here blue frame
    If there is one
    Expectations
    Learning…
    …facilitated through technology
    …supported by mentoring
    …that is personalised
    …that promotes independence
    …that responds to student voice
  • Mentors
    Experts
    Students
    Teachers