Realizing Benefit of LaptopsVincent JansenQAIS Heads PresentationApril 22, 2012.
Realizing Benefit of Laptops• Is your school capable of sustaining the benefits of laptop or tablet programs for learning?• Is the school ready for change?• Is the school prepared to hand learning over to the students?• How do you need to change your lessons?
1. Rules• What are the simple set of or beliefs, rules or guidelines that define teaching and learning in your school? – Need to build consensus – Assign a value to them – Define the drivers for them – Assign leaders to them• Sample items: – Cooperation – Curriculum – Feedback – Time – Sports – Learning tools (laptops, software…)
2. Design• What are some of the benefits or using these central beliefs embedded in the activities and processes in your school? – Present a shared vision – Supports change when viewed through multiple lenses – Links activities and processes back to central beliefs• Sample items: – Physical space (classroom organization) – Equipment (laptops, desktops, tablets) – Roles and responsibilities – Curriculum documents – Student performance and assessment – Professional development
3. Collaboration• All members of the school are engaged with creating the embedded design of your school. – Student know their roles as learners – Students understand performance measures – Students understand nature of being global citizens – Communication of ideas is clear – Every member plays an active role• Sample items – Shared curriculum documents – Shared best practice using tools, class management – Open meetings – Faculty growth models
4. Feedback• What are some ways the design allows feedback from all constituents in real time? – Reinforce what works – Everyone has a voice – Rate and emphasize best practice – More accountable for learning success – Drives bottom up change, everyone on same page• Sample items: – Student performance success – PD conferences reports – Post on the board – What’s new today
5. Schema• What are the benefits of developing a schema – shared framework – for practice. – Interplay of above factors in developing a shared schema – Define interactions in pursuit of learning – School level rather than individual, or department – Dynamic framework vs staticSample items: – Remove isolation – Remove marginalization as “tech department” – Added value – Self-organizing for maximum impact – Based on constant feedback
6. Technology• How can we systematically use technology in this teaching and learning framework? – Students and teachers demand more technology – Embedded design of 1:1 laptops, tablets or learning device – Change of culture need to be systemic• Sample items: • Manage portfolios • Process and workflow • Calendars and organization • Design and deliver curriculum • Engage parents • Enable research and share best practice
Summary• Six components to develop unique capacity (people, school)• Teach, learn, communicate, feedback, create, share …• Tools are integrated, a part of the fabric, transparent layer• Embedded in rules, design, collaboration, schema, it’s capacity to function is only through use of these tools• When this happens, become self-organizing learning school• Learning can be differentiated, personalized for measurable effects• Meaningful change