Curriculum Leaders March 2011

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  • Curriculum Leaders March 2011

    1. 1. PRIMARY CURRICULUMLEADERS NETWORK March 2011
    2. 2. INTENTIONS:Explore school based data re: inquiry based learingEngage in a profesisonal learning protocolDevelop a project/action plan for 2011Read and discuss leading learning in schoolsConsidering One Body One Spirit in Christ: Called toAction
    3. 3. DATA LITERATE LEADERS “Data is not information. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not understanding. Understanding is not wisdom.”
    4. 4. “The goal is to transform data into information,and information into insight”
    5. 5. Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves. Tim Berners-Lee
    6. 6. Errors using inadequate dataare much less than those using no data at all. Charles Babbage
    7. 7. Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new informationsociety precisely because there is so much data. John Naisbitt
    8. 8. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Arthur Conan Doyle
    9. 9. The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist. Marshall McLuhan
    10. 10. You can have data without information, but you cannothave information without data. Daniel Keys Moran
    11. 11. Without data you are just another person with an opinion.
    12. 12. RESEARCH
    13. 13. EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICEHow should we determine the right work?What are the implications of evidence based decisionmaking?
    14. 14. EXPLORING OUR DATAWhat is our data on IBL saying?Where is there alignment/patterns of response?What might be our successes? Do we agree? Why?What might be our areas for growth? Why?Where to next?
    15. 15. WHAT ARE PROTOCOLS? • A protocol is a formal structure to assist teachers to hold respectful, collegial discussions about their work and their students’ work• Developed by the National Schools Network in participationwith the Coalition of Essential Schools (USA) and Australianteachers• Designed by teachers for teachers to explore ways we canuse critical reflection about student work to strengthen ourprofessional practice
    16. 16. • Protocols are intended to provide you with a supportive way of talking to each other about your work and your students’ work• They provide a “safe” way of doing difficult but rewardingwork• They require a depth of thinking and analysis• They include strategic questioning, warm and cool feedbackand involve everyone including the facilitator at the table in thediscussion.
    17. 17. A CAUTIONWhilst protocols provide a structure to supportprofessional dialogue, it is important to make sure theyhelp youand do not become an orthodoxy that stiflesdiscussion.It is important, however to try to stick to the rules asthey are specifically designed to support the presenterand make the discussion fruitful for all
    18. 18. TUNING PROTOCOLDesigned to help fine tune a policy, unit plan, programof work, design or samples of student workVery efficient and gives everyone a chance to providefeedbackA good one to start with as it is very straightforwardand easy to follow
    19. 19. HTTP://WWW.NEWCASTLE.EDU .AU/RESOURCES/
    20. 20. PRACTICING THE PROTOCOL?
    21. 21. WOWS & WONDERSOn the star sticky notesrecord any Wows!On the speech bubblesticky notes record anyWonders?
    22. 22. SPEED NETWORKING
    23. 23. PROFESSIONAL READINGUsing the Compass andCircles of Viewpointthinking routines toconsider models ofimprovement andrevitalisation.Teachers as LeadersPLCs
    24. 24. Frank Crowther developing teacher leaders Challenge Solution • Convey convictions about a• Heightened parental better world expectations for individualisation • Facilitate communities of learning• Increased child development research • Strive for pedagogical excellence• Duty of care legislation • Confront barriers in school’s culture and structures• Performance based pay schemes • Translating ideas into sustainable action• National assessment programs • Nurture a culture of success• Gen Y
    25. 25. Richard dufour & Robert eakerprofessional learning communities at work Challenge Solution• The complexity of the task • Shared mission, vision and values• Misplaced focus • Collective inquiry• Lack of clarity on intended results • Collaborative teams• Lack of perserverance • Action orientation and experimentation• Failure to attend to the change process • Continuous improvement
    26. 26. WaltWe Are Learning To WilfWhat I’m Looking For Tib This Is Because
    27. 27. NING???WIKI???How will we stay connected?

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