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On Being a Connected Lead Learner


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A learning session presented at the ECOO 2012 Conference on being a connected lead learner and creating a collaborative learning culture.

A learning session presented at the ECOO 2012 Conference on being a connected lead learner and creating a collaborative learning culture.

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  • 1. On Being a Connected Lead Learner ECOO 2012 Conference Learning in the NOW! Century Lisa Neale, Principal Jared Bennett, Consultant @lisaneale @mrjarbenne
  • 2. Two questions:How can a system create the essentialconditions for fostering a digital-age learningculture that is relevant, engaging andconnected to the real-world.How do you inspire, lead and drive staff andstudents to work collaboratively creating andsustaining a digital-age learning culture.
  • 3. HWDSB Commons The importance of Board Provisioned tools as the pathway to systemic change- Tower of Babel- Authentic, relevant, familiar, and potentially transferable in future contexts- Lurking, Exemplars, and Collegial Coaching
  • 4. HWDSB Google Domain- Not about control- Easier access, gradual on-ramp- A board logo can be the salve to the luddite
  • 5. Creating Essential Learning Conditions Once the space exists, support can be more responsive.
  • 6. Openness
  • 7. Cultivate Being Online
  • 8. Ancaster Senior Public School
  • 9. How do you show your "connectedness"?
  • 10. How do you collaborate with others?
  • 11. Building a Collaborative Learning Culture•  learn alongside - LEARNING FIRST•  equip them - GIVE THEM TECH•  no opt out - ENGAGE EVERYBODY•  pick one - Google Docs focus•  f2f learning sessions•  informal 1:1 sessions•  let them play - tinker continuous learning mode•  personal check-ins different points of entry•  celebrate the fun•  give them time & space, its hard work - empathy•  stay the course & respond to resistance•  integrate in meaningful ways - real-life problem-solving & make a difference in the learning•  learn first, lead second - learner, coach & leader
  • 12. Questions matter more than answers! WWhat questions do you have?
  • 13. Consider these questions:Does the physical setting of your school reflect a participatory, creative, connected, information-rich culture? ENGAGING & EFFICIENTAre your learning spaces instrumented?Do you leverage instrumented pockets and backpacks? TECHNOLOGY EVERYWHEREDoes your staff use social networking tools?Does your staff create and produce every time you meet? FLOW & INNOVATION IN FOCUSSED WAYS
  • 14. Creating a culture of continuous learning and growthGrowth Mindset:•  passionate practice•  learning•  hard work•  dedicationTeaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity. Carol Dewct, Mindset
  • 15. What Time is it? Learn first, lead second.