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Meeting #1 of the BISS Digital Learning Environment strategic planning group.

Meeting #1 of the BISS Digital Learning Environment strategic planning group.
See http://elearning.biss.wikispaces.net/Strategic+Goals+and+Actions+June+2011

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    • BISS Digital Learning Environment
      Meeting #1
      Wednesday August 31, 2011
      Chair: Julie Lindsay, E-Learning Coordinator
      Beijing BISS International School, China
      http://elearning.biss.wikispaces.net
    • Finding the Fun
      "My digital life is like.........., because......... and I wish I could........... to improve communication and learning at BISS”.
    • Aims and GoalsBISS Digital Learning Environment Strategic Planning
      Defining what a digital learning environment is at BISS and creating a shared vision for e-learning within the community
      Developing a digital learner profile and continuum for learning where both teachers and students can be challenged through logical and supportive standards and goal setting
      Defining an essential digital toolkit that can be used across the curriculum, including hardware, software, networking and support
      Implementing professional development to fully support goal-setting and growth along the continuum within the digital learning environment
      Providing opportunities for all community members to interact with, participate in and benefit from the digital learning environment
    • Strategic Goal #1
      To develop a shared vision for e-learning and define a digital learning environment as it exists at BISS.
      Expected Outcome: Members of the BISS community create a vision that is clearly understood and shared and provides a platform for further goal setting and strategic development in e-learning. A digital learning environment model that is pertinent to BISS can be created and shared based on this understanding.
    • Strategic Goal #2
      To develop a digital learner profile and continuum for learning where both teachers and students can be challenged through logical and supportive standards and goal setting
      Including skills, standards, attitudes and habits for learning
      Digital citizenship
      Approaches to assessment
      Scope and sequence, ISTE NETS, curriculum integration
    • Strategic Goal #3
      To define an age-appropriate digital toolkit that includes associated hardware and software
      Standardize and streamline
      To support the teacher and student continuum
      Feed into budgeting
    • Strategic Goal #4
      To develop a shared understanding of what it means to learn within a digital learning environment and create necessary policies and procedures to support this
      IT Support and Services
      Hardware and software review
      New teacher and student support
      Standardized wording in policies and guidelines
      Strategies for sharing and communicating with the extended community
    • Strategic Goal #5
      To create a professional development program that meets the needs of all stakeholders though a variety of group and individualized programs and that allows for progress along the continuum
      Accountability, appraisal
      H.E.A.T. Levels: Literacy, Adapting, Transforming
      Teacher readiness
      A BISS teacher knows how to…….
    • Meetings - Workflow
      Meeting times 2011-12
      Semester 1
      Wednesday August 31 - Introduction
      Wednesday September 28 – Future of the Library at BISS as a digital learning hub – Team workshop
      Wednesday October 26 – Team work strategic goals; Library draft doc
      Semester 2
      Wednesday February 8 – Draft docs strategic goals
      Wednesday March 28 – Bringing it all together
      Wednesday May 9 – Finale!
    • Team Composition
      SS and ES Teachers
      Whole school positions
      AMT members
      Admin and IT staff
      Parents?
      Students?
    • Vision Statement
      What do we want learning to look like at BISS while using digital technology?
      What are our essential beliefs and values?
      Can we create a viable and realistic vision statement?
      How long/short should it be?
      Who should it be written for?
      Who is going to read it?
      How do we then act on it?
    • Staff Survey
      The ability and confidence levels of users at BISS
      How often and when hardware and software is used
      What elearning tools are being used with students now
      Teaching and learning styles – individual, group work (personal, collaborative)
      What are the obstacles to better use of digital technology
      What are the PD needs now? In the future?
    • Future of the Library at BISS
      Team based, think-tank meeting related to the BISS Digital Learning Environment strategic planning
      What is the current role and function of the library at BISS?
      What transformation do we want to see?
      What are other schools dong?
      Meeting: September 28, 3:30-5:00
    • Final Words
      “We have so much to learn from jazz-band leaders, for jazz, like leadership, combines the unpredictability of the future with the gifts of individuals”
      Leadership Jazz, Max DePree