A community of practice for Australian education leaders

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Helen Eddy at Mahara Hui in Wellington on 20 March 2014

https://maharahui.org.nz/course/view.php?id=2

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A community of practice for Australian education leaders

  1. 1. A community of practice for Australian education leaders Presenter: Helen Eddy Mahara Hui 19-20 March 2014
  2. 2. www.palnet.edu.au
  3. 3. To provide professional learning and support for school leaders and build the capacity and profile of the profession.
  4. 4. Palnet • For principals by principals • Online professional development communities • Supported, facilitated, collaborative • For school leaders – all sectors, all levels, all across Australia • Connecting international best practice to local needs • Storage of professional evidence • Platform complementing other systems • Closed and open communities and information – your choice
  5. 5. First designs
  6. 6. Groups Mentoring Portfolio Profile Events
  7. 7. Events, polls, like, search, breadcrumbs
  8. 8. Forums – collapsible, sortable Group icons
  9. 9. Embeddable content Social media buttons RSS AnswerGarden Video in forum post Google Calendar
  10. 10. Launched February 2012
  11. 11. Thoughtleaders Experienced, skilled practitioners for collegiate support and mentoring
  12. 12. Thoughtleaders Their roles as Principals and aspiring leaders: • Modelling ICT learning and development • Supporting colleagues (mentoring/facilitating) • Building ICT resources in education and school leadership • Creating and extending international educational networks and communities
  13. 13. 10 facilitated groups • Australian Curriculum • Change leadership • Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education • Leading ICT • Data and reporting • Rural and Remote education • School governance and autonomy • Social inclusion • Special education • Standards
  14. 14. Palnet 2.0 • Changed tagline • New streamlined ‘supergroups’ • Archived old groups • New thoughtleaders • Education consultant • Webinar series
  15. 15. Upgrade 2013 • New hosting arrangement with Catalyst IT, Sydney • Upgrade from Mahara 1.4 to 1.8 • Re-evaluated customisations, some to become core code • Better security • New Elastic search • Responsive theming for small devices
  16. 16. www.palnet.edu.au
  17. 17. Search
  18. 18. Palnet • Over 3,500 members • 88 groups • Partnerships with universities and organisations, Australian and international palnet@pai.edu.au

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