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  1. 1. Primary eLearning Reference Teachers Network Meeting June 23 2008
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>prayer </li></ul><ul><li>report from ReLC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] (and other) project roundup </li></ul><ul><li>PeLT Role Description </li></ul><ul><li>ACEC Conference & Jamie McKenzie </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight Training </li></ul><ul><li>AOB </li></ul>@
  3. 3. <ul><li>Father of Light and Wisdom, thank you for giving me a mind that can know and a heart that can love. Help me to keep learning every day of my life-- no matter what the subject may be. Let me be convinced that all knowledge leads to you and let me know how to find you and love you in all the things you have made. Encourage me when the task is difficult and when I am tempted to give up Enlighten me when my brain is slow and help me to grasp the truth held out to me. Grant me the grace to put my knowledge to use in building the kingdom of God on earth so that I may enter the kingdom of God in heaven. Amen. </li></ul>@
  4. 4. ReLC – June 19 2008 <ul><li>Digital revolution - 17 out of 18 schools in rollout have gone apple – need more information as to how this will be financially reconciled </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless roleout – cisco systems won tender – similar to a ‘motel model’ – piloting in two large secondary schools during next holiday (pre wyd) – looking at 95% coverage of learning spaces – coverage is not a problem compared to density (number of students given access) – 40 access points per school – physical location can be difficult – support model – 3 tiers – inschool person fulltime ict, 3rd party contractor, regional helpdesk person – more discussion needs to occur. – all networks will be commercial grade when the roleout is complete </li></ul><ul><li>Aust Cath Network – discussions ongoing – looking at positive results re bandwidth but will be some time away </li></ul><ul><li>CENet & myinternet – may extend product one extra year </li></ul><ul><li>Licence – apple – windows across the school – one school indicated a change of thought in his school towards mac only apps such as Neo-Office. Current licencing - $400 for Vista – need a new model with lower cost – Milton in discussion with Microsoft – hold off on licences for now </li></ul><ul><li>All schools can order Apple laptops at reduced rate, but must be done through Leichhardt – now two providers – Mac1 and Computers Now </li></ul><ul><li>Professional learning – archdiocesan working party – systemic approach based in regions and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Software in schools – should we be looking at centralisation of purchasing? Issues around licensing, upgrading – questions around reporting programs and SAS – secondary schools not happy with the functionality of these programs and are developing their own solutions to enable staff to access data when they need it. Milton responded that Human Edge is the way forward, but bandwidth remains a problem. More discussion is needed. </li></ul>@
  5. 5. iLE@RN Projects IWB - SmartBoard To challenge existing teacher pedagogical methods by developing ways to effectively introduce Smartboards into daily use. St. Mary's, Concord Lego Robotics Stage 2 Science and Technology - communication and literacy skills and Stage 3 Maths - problem solving and numerical skills. St. Brendan's, Annandale Apple - GarageBand The students in Stage 3 respond to their Confirmation preparation by producing a podcast which will be part of the outcomes of this course. St. Charles, Ryde Webcasting – Skype, Ning &quot;Connected Classrooms&quot; will focus on some of the issues around the transition of students from Stage 3 to Stage 4. Students from both schools will work on a common focus in HSIE around Government and the Structure of a Society. Domremy, Fivedock and All Hallows, Fivedock. Lego Robotics To develop Mathematic skills, concepts and literacies. St. Brigid's, Marrickville Apple - GarageBand Year 4 students will improve and enhance their Literacy learning, specifically in the writing, communication and presentation of information. They will engage in inquiry-based learning tasks leading to deeper thinking about and understanding of the issues relating to the British Colonisation of Australia and their effect on our society today. Holy Spirit, North Ryde IWB - Smartboard Students in the Stage 3 and Year 4 classrooms will develop their literacy skills through a differentiated curriculum through the explicit teaching of talking, listening, reading and writing. St Ambrose, Concord West Apple – GarageBand & iMovie An emphasis on visual literacy skills across all KLAs. Students will be expected to present responses to learning in a variety of formats. All Hallows, Fivedock Apple – GarageBand & iMovie The students will produce a musical score using Garage Band. This will involve the design, composition and performance of their own music which will be in response to a film soundtrack required for a movie they have made in iMovie. OLQP Gladesville Video storytelling To further develop, for both students and teachers, the connection between visual literacy, reading comprehension and adaptation of narrative and poetry texts and to embed the use of ICT as a learning tool within the English program. St Jerome's, Punchbowl Technology Focus Learning Focus
  6. 6. <ul><li>Multimodal – St Peter Chanel Regents Park - St Jerome’s Punchbowl </li></ul><ul><li>Lego Robotics – St Joan of Arc Haberfield - St Paul of The Cross Dulwich Hill - St Peter Chanel Regents Park </li></ul>Other Projects @
  7. 7. Primary eLearning Reference Teacher @
  8. 8. ACEC Conference <ul><li>The conference will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra on 29 September to 2 October 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>We are able to sponsor three teachers to attend (registration & accommodation) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to know by the end of term </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.acec2008.info </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jamie McKenzie Workshop <ul><li>CBHS Lewisham – September 12 & 13 </li></ul>@
  10. 10. Twilight Training Sessions <ul><li>Apple laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (blogs, wikis) </li></ul>@