“ Would you tell me please which way I ought to walk from here?” “That depends very much on where you want to go to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where –,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way to walk,” said the cat. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Learning to Do: Future Focused Creativity Enviro Action Thinking Communicating Learning to Know: General knowledge Inquiry Independence Love of Learning Learning to Be: Integrity Wellbeing Resilience Sensitivity Resourcefulness Learning to Get Along With Others: Co-operation Respect Empathy Tolerance
The creation of a shared vision:
Discussed and shared ideas about what we feel
is important for students before they leave us.
Whole class discussions, some individual and
small group feedback based on year level.
Discussion about what we did well and could
have improved for them.
‘ Homework’ sheet.
House captains and parent volunteers put all
the data together – this was then grouped
under common headings.
WHAIA KIA U The Stanley Avenue Learner perseveres to achieve their best... Sets high standards for themselves Sets, works towards and evaluates goals Is self managing Shows perseverance Aware Recognise Predict / Value Adopt Reflect Internalise Follow models and can meet expectations. Completes set tasks to personal best. Aspires to be the best they can be. Approaches tasks as challenges rather than obstacles. Recognises strengths and weaknesses and believes in themself. Healthy competitiveness with self and others. Reflects on performance and transfers learning. Conferencing and co construction of learning intentions. With guidance set and work towards goals. Knows strengths and weaknesses, sets SMART goals for achievement (Specific, Measurable etc...). Takes risks with their learning. Reflects on performance and assesses next steps. Takes responsibility for belongings. Responds to routines. Completes work within set timeframes. Makes good choices in a range of situations. Uses time productively. Self motivated. Takes responsibility for own actions. Finishes tasks with teacher support and encouragement if needed. Stays focused. Takes instruction / feedback / feedforward on board. Tries their best even when it’s hard. Has a positive attitude. Looks for ways to overcome obstacles and challenges. Knows when to seek help.
Sets, works towards and evaluates goals
Coach students in using tools to goal set.
Giving feedback / forward so that students have necessary information.
Learning intentions / success criteria.
Enhance communication between home and school.
Encourage high (but realistic) expectations.
Give time for students to reflect.
Acknowledge successes and failures.
Encourage risk taking and mistakes.
Support students in using appropriate technologies to enhance goal setting process (Ultranet, M Learning, Net books, IWB’s).
INQUIRER The Stanley Avenue Learner will wonder, seek, evaluate and apply... Is curious about their world Searches for information from a range of sources Sifts, Sorts and reflects on the quality of information Develops ideas into actions Aware Recognise Predict / Value Adopt Reflect Internalise Asks a range of questions. Wonder. Identifying or defining a problem. Learn to use a variety of resources and research tools. Developing more effective skimming scanning, key word skills. Adapting and reflecting on the information they find. Organise information into useable chunks. Sifts information relevant to questions. Learning how to evaluate and validate information. Summarising information that they need to know. Critiques the quality of information found. Using different ways to present findings/ideas / actions. Assesses their own work. Applies ideas to actions where appropriate. Develops further questions, understands that inquiry never stops. Transferring information and ideas to new situations.
Who- Who is in front of us and what are their needs, their capabilities, gifts and talents? Why- Why are they in the classroom? What is the purpose of the unit? What Stanley Avenue Learner Dimension are we growing? How- How are we going to engage the learners? What pedagogies will be effective? What technologies / resources will enhance learning experiences? What- What knowledge is essential? What context will be most effective? Are we giving students opportunities to transfer skills learnt to new situations?
These are reflected in Stanley Avenue ’ s Learner Dimensions: Strive to Succeed- Managing Self Team Player- Relating to others Thinker- Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and texts Inquirer- Thinking, Managing Self Well Being- Managing Self, Relating to others, Participating and contributing Connected- Participating and Contributing Communicator- Using language, symbols and texts
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Our Strategic Goal Reflective Tool- ‘Students in charge of their learning’. Enhance Communication between Home and School.
‘ To continue to investigate emerging technologies
and their potential to enhance learning’.
Our Aims for Ultranet Increase use of ICT at School and Home Back down barriers between Home and School Personalised learning in action ‘ Life long learners’ Students ‘in charge’ of their learning Enhance communication Utilise technology to enhance learning
Linking Ultranet to the development of our learner.
Link to Key Competencies and Effective Pedagogies
Room 9 Mrs Griffin Positive Negative
Set up Room 9 front page insert photo.
Add weekly/fortnightly update to wikispace e.g. photo students work.
Resources linked to page
Assistance with setting up wikispace Students use of wikispace and use of ultranet at home. Students teaching the teacher Parents engaging with children at home, showing work etc Access to computers that work at the same time
Goals Term 1 2010
Set up room 9 front page with photos
Use wikispace to showcase student goals for term 1
Assistance Required As required
Sharing and tracking our goals on USPACE Complete activities in our own time Blogging is a way of Tracking my progress Receiving feedback from my teachers and peers helps with my learning. Home Learning can be continued on the web Reflect on my learning Showing learning process as well as finished product
Blogging allows teachers and students to share opinions and develop their personal voice Uploading ‘First day at School’ highlights for new entrant students ATTITUDE- Ultranet is fun and engaging!
Net-books Mobile on a wireless network 1:1 programme possible Comparatively cheap per unit Web-cam for skype Inquirer in action
Net-books Links to KC’s
M-Learning Engagement and Involvement Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone and Anyhow Quick Clips to use as reflective tools Updating blog Increasing amount of applications to enhance learning opportunities- Sporty-Pal Photos
Shared Vision- Charter- Asset Replacement (PTA / BOT walks) Student ownership Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone, (Developing the Anyhow) Enhances personalised learning Reflection / Metacognition Students helping teachers Place to showcase learning Communication between home and school Expectations with support Taking everyone with us...... Regular community evenings Whats worked?
What Next?.. http://projectmobilise.wikispaces.com/ Self review / External review ‘Have we made a difference?’ Vodafone... Appraisal system Android Tablets Library to ‘Info Centre’ Enviromental Scan (Cheryl Doig) C:Documents and Settingsstuart.armisteadDesktopcheryl doig environment scan.doc Student Voice Teacher Appraisal FIJI.......
It’s not Rocket Science.. “ In times of change, learners inherit the world while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists ” Hoffer