Look at the differing expectations and aspirations we have Airconditioning Housing How do we pay for it ?
<ul><li>Do we want to get into a good, better, best scenario ? </li></ul><ul><li>Or is it more about maintaining a relentless focus on ensuring that we have proof and consistency of our product on a system wide basis </li></ul><ul><li>Clear evidence of outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Clear evidence of standards </li></ul><ul><li>Open and transparent processes for dealing with issues and concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Pride in our work , based on more than just faith </li></ul>
More about our educational products and processes later . . . . But for now . . . . . . Try this activity
Look at each slide on the next pages. They are pictures from schools which could have been taken any time between 1978 and 2007 When each one is displayed, write down what year you think it is
And, in 2007…. 15 years later ! Recommended that, to run Vista optimally, at least 1 gigabyte of RAM is needed. That is, in the 20 years since 1987, RAM requirement has is about 10,000 times more This is the capacity required to deal with the level of multi-tasking, multi-media, graphic support, etc etc What does this tell us about learners , and teachers ?
It is a shift which must be responded to with leadership: Modelling and learning ; from and with others.
The scope of the challenge ahead of us will always be a matter of perspective
In a team with a shared perspective, and equal challenges; who will take the lead?
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From web 1.0 Static content Internet delivers content to end consumer Content creation in the hands of the ‘experts’ TO web 2.0 The Read/Write web Internet delivers a collaborative platform to users Content creation in the hands of the anybody who wants to create
Ah well . . . not long now….. change … the internet . . expectations . . . change … quality teaching change … accountability . . change …
Ah well . . . not long now….. But: how long does HE have ?
Leadership responsibility Effective leaders in an online world understand the transformative potential of ICT. They use their skills in the creation of new learning environments, in the appropriate and purposeful integration of ICT in learning, and in high-level management and communication processes. In these ways leaders are proactive in creating productive 21st century schools. Page 3 Leadership Strategy – Learning in an online world (MCEETYA 2006)
Leadership responsibility School and system leadership that maximises the possibilities accessible through contemporary technologies can do more than enhance current practice. This leadership has the potential to transform learning, teaching, and management. It connects to student and community expectations of ICT integrated with learning. Leadership Strategy – Learning in an online world
Effective leadership across the school or organisation depends on : • understanding the potential of ICT to extend and transform the school learning environment Leadership Strategy – Learning in an online world
Future leaders require the capacity to take account of visionary learning possibilities, evaluate and deploy appropriate technologies, and build the capability of all staff to confidently use ICT in their everyday practices to improve teaching, learning and administration. Government, school and system leaders,professional associations, researchers and universities have responsibilities to ensure current and future leaders utilise the educational possibilities afforded by ICT to improve access to learning, participation in relevant programs and achievement for all. Leadership Strategy – Learning in an online world
Principals and teachers: • ensure ICT leadership across all levels of the school community • review their leadership and the possibilities that ICT affords to teaching, learning and management • mentor potential leaders, providing leadership experiences within and beyond the school. Leadership Strategy – Learning in an online world Leadership Strategy – Learning in an online world
Open, Transparent, Collaborative Process 6 Pattern Language Method Increases Collaboration with Community Stakeholders We are certainly not alone in looking at how we plan schools and schooling for the 21st century