Fiona Grant

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Presentation for Inner South Principals' Network
2008 New Zealand Conference
16th October 2008
Auckland

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Fiona Grant

  1. 1. Inner South Principals' Network 2008 New Zealand Conference 16th October 2008 Auckland
  2. 2. The New Education Paradigm There is an urgency for schools to make the transition to the new education paradigm as learners have already made the transition and are becoming increasingly disengaged while they wait for the education system to catch up to how they are learning outside school (Mark Treadwell, The Conceptual Age and the Revolution, School v2.0, 2008)
  3. 3. ICT Professional Development eLearning and the NZ Curriculum
  4. 4. Students Achieving Their Potential eLearning and Effective Teaching Teacher Capability Leadership
  5. 5. Professional Learning ICT PD Clusters Teacher Laptops Software Licensing
  6. 6. Learning Communities What are the qualities of professional communities that promoted teacher and student learning? http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com/Sharing+Strategies
  7. 7. Teaching as Inquiry Taking the time to reflect critically on the things we are doing in our classrooms is perhaps the most effective thing we can do to ensure that what we are doing is having the desired outcomes, and is changing our practice in the ways we want it to.quot; (Wenmoth, 2007) http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com/Teacher+Inquiry
  8. 8. Leadership Capacity
  9. 9. Teacher Capability & Confidence
  10. 10. Cluster Shares http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com
  11. 11. Regional Cluster Groups
  12. 12. National Conferences
  13. 13. Teacher Learning Networks http://ahg.wikispaces.com/Informal+%27unconference%27
  14. 14. A new learning paradigm? http://virtualnorth.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/fionagrant http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com
  15. 15. eLearning & the NZC http://eisforlearning.wikispaces.com/
  16. 16. Some Key Ideas NZC Students’ learning needs are at the heart of the document Fostering life long learning It is about teaching differently
  17. 17. Effective Pedagogy Take 5 min to quietly read and reflect on page 36. Identify a couple of statements that resonate for you. The first person shares one of their items; they simply read out the item. Each team member comments in round-robin order about the item, with no cross talk. When all have commented, the person who named the item then gets the final word: they paraphrase back key ideas or trends heard, and then share their own thinking about the item and why they chose it.
  18. 18. Effective Pedagogy What statement on p. 36 reflects these key ideas? Students’ learning needs are at the heart of the document Fostering life long learning It is about teaching differently
  19. 19. Our challenge... “Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning.” (NZC, pg 36)
  20. 20. Dialogue... If quot;schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learningquot; (NZC, p.36)... what might your school and community need to consider when setting a direction for eLearning and the NZC?
  21. 21. What we need to consider: Our beliefs about elearning Students actively involved: co construction, knowing the learner Meaningful contexts elearning strategies designed and integrated purposefully Working collaboratively to develop new knowledge and understandings See a full record of the students learning on the CNS wiki http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com/uLearn08
  22. 22. How might eLearning purposefully support and reflect the vision, values and principles within the Learning Areas? Vision Values Principles
  23. 23. Vision (p. 8) What we want for our young people: Confident The challenge for eLearning: How do we ensure that elearning Connected helps students to develop Actively involved confidence, connectedness and involvement that will translate Life-long learners into life-long learning.
  24. 24. ‘Principles’, page 9 … Foundations of Curriculum Decision Making: High expectations The challenge for eLearning: Treaty of Waitangi How can elearning strengthen links, within and across the Cultural diversity curriculum, that engage and Inclusion challenge learners while recognising inclusiveness and Learning to learn their contribution to a global Community engagement community of learners? Coherence Future focus
  25. 25. Values (p. 10) To be encouraged, modeled and explored: Excellence The challenge for eLearning: Innovation, inquiry and curiosity That eLearning is part of the everyday curriculum and the Diversity ways in which it is encouraged , Equity modeled and explored, reflect the values of individuals involved Community and participation and the collective values of the Ecological sustainability school (p.10) Integrity
  26. 26. ‘Effective Pedagogy’ (p.34) Teachers’ actions promoting student learning Creating a supportive learning environment The challenge for eLearning Making connections to prior learning and experience How can eLearning strategies be Facilitating shared learning designed and integrated Providing sufficient purposefully to reflect the principles opportunities to learn of effective pedagogy? Encouraging reflective thought and action Enhancing the relevance of new learning Teaching as inquiry
  27. 27. The Key Competencies How does learning support the development of the key competencies? Thinking Using language, symbols and text Managing self Relating to others Participating and contributing
  28. 28. Our challenge... Pe r h a p s t his is no t ch a l le nge s o much a b u t an op p o rt u n i t y. . . “Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning” (NZC, pg 36).
  29. 29. quot;Successful learners make use of the competencies in combination with all the other resources available to themquot;. (NZC p.12) What key competencies do these 5 year olds use to successfully demonstrate their learning? http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com/uLearn08
  30. 30. http://centralnorthshore.wikispaces.com/uLearn08

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