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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
  • Connected Learning - creating a learning community

    1. 1. Connected Learning<br /> Building a Learning Community <br />
    2. 2. to share our work<br />to invite you to collaborate with us<br />Our Aims<br />
    3. 3. Building a Learning Community<br />common purpose<br />connecting easier than ever before<br />learning is collaborative<br />
    4. 4. ESF 21st Century Learning Working Party<br />mission<br />connect and collaborate<br />inquire into 21st Century Learning<br />
    5. 5. Connect and Collaborate<br />between ESF schools<br />between primary and secondary<br />horizontal leadership<br />
    6. 6. The Project<br />Teachers<br />
    7. 7. Inquire into 21st Century Learning<br />focus on 21st Century needs<br />technology a tool to facilitate teaching and learning<br />
    8. 8. Students<br />The Project<br />Teachers<br />
    9. 9. What does good learning look like?<br />rapid concrete feedback<br />student centered learning<br />
    10. 10. Student perspective<br />video<br />
    11. 11. Reflection is critical<br />vital skills often intangible<br />reflection enables students to perceive progress<br />
    12. 12. Mentors<br />Students<br />The Project<br />Teachers<br />
    13. 13. Mentors<br />Experts<br />Students<br />The Project<br />Teachers<br />
    14. 14. Aspirations<br />pilot limited in scale<br />students act as mentors and experts<br />
    15. 15. Student mentor perspective<br />video<br />
    16. 16. Mentors<br />Experts<br />Students<br />The Project<br />Teachers<br />
    17. 17. a means to communicate<br />record reflection<br />map learning<br />The platform<br />
    18. 18. Primary perspective<br />
    19. 19. Essential elements<br />inquiry<br />learning<br />information literacy<br />Photo here blue frame<br />If there is one<br />authenticity<br />transdisciplinary<br />in the primary classroom<br />
    20. 20. learning<br />lost opportunities?<br />
    21. 21. The project in practice<br />Y12expert<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />Y12<br />expert<br />
    22. 22. Y12expert<br />student 1<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br />student 2<br />student 5<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />student 3<br />student 4<br />Y12<br />expert<br />
    23. 23. Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />student 1<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br />student 2<br />student 5<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />student 3<br />student 4<br />Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />
    24. 24. Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />student 1<br />student 1<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br />student 2<br />student 2<br />student 5<br />student 5<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />student 3<br />student 4<br />student 3<br />student 4<br />Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />Y12<br />expert<br />
    25. 25. What’s in it for us?<br />Y12expert<br />Opening the doors to more authentic learning by:<br /><ul><li> access to experts for our learners
    26. 26. support for our learners from mentors
    27. 27. improved collaboration with secondary schools
    28. 28. opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom
    29. 29. increased motivation for reflection</li></ul> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />Y12<br />expert<br />
    30. 30. Primary Aspirations<br />Y12expert<br /> 5<br />Y12 <br />mentors<br />5 x Y12 mentors<br />Y12<br />expert<br /><ul><li>project becomes an authentic community of learners
    31. 31. experienced mentors to support the PYP exhibition
    32. 32. improved understanding of practice </li></ul> and pedagogy between secondary and primary<br /><ul><li> pedagogy more aligned with PYP in secondary </li></ul> school to connect PYP to Diploma<br />
    33. 33. Secondary Perspectives.<br />Mind the gap?<br />
    34. 34. Why we got involved<br />a seamless transition<br />concepts of 21st Century learning<br />an accessible curriculum<br />learn from our Primary colleagues<br />
    35. 35. Our Aspirations<br />fulfill 21st Century needs<br />new curriculum frame work 11-16.<br />new pedagogy<br />promote independent learning – learning to learn<br />promote life long learning<br />create authentic learning experiences<br />
    36. 36. Why Inquiry?<br />personalizing learning.<br />transdisciplinary.<br />constructivist<br />learning to learn<br />life long learning<br />authentic learning<br />
    37. 37. Eureka Moment<br />creating connections<br />Collaborating<br />Networking<br />use of learning technologies<br />student voice <br />phase not age<br />
    38. 38. Our Plans<br />across phase project for year 6 and 7 learners <br />learners inquiring into an aspect of their future<br />year 12 ‘Learning Mentors’ to guide<br />learning technologies to facilitate learning and collaboration and communication<br />
    39. 39. Photo here blue frame<br />If there is one<br />Plans<br /> Cross phase learning<br /> An inquiry into their future<br /> Supported by learning mentors…<br /> …and technology to facilitate learning.<br />
    40. 40. Photo here blue frame<br />If there is one<br />Barriers<br /><ul><li> Resistance to change
    41. 41. Perception - `just another initiative`
    42. 42. Content driven curricula and external demands
    43. 43. Secondary understanding of Inquiry</li></li></ul><li>Promoters<br /><ul><li> 11-16 ESF curriculum review
    44. 44. Personalising learning
    45. 45. The changing world of work
    46. 46. A generally accepted need for change</li></li></ul><li>Photo here blue frame<br />If there is one<br />Action<br /><ul><li> Communication and collaboration
    47. 47. Links to current learning
    48. 48. Mentor selection and training
    49. 49. Trial of technology undertaken</li></li></ul><li>Photo here blue frame<br />If there is one<br />Current Situation<br /><ul><li> Pilots start THIS WEEK
    50. 50. Links between school established
    51. 51. Meet and greet sessions underway
    52. 52. Mentors primed and ready</li></li></ul><li>Photo here blue frame<br />If there is one<br />Expectations<br /> Learning…<br />…facilitated through technology<br />…supported by mentoring<br />…that is personalised<br />…that promotes independence<br />…that responds to student voice <br />
    53. 53.
    54. 54. Mentors<br />Experts<br />Students<br />Teachers<br />

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