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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