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Leading The Way Through Heads Together And Deputes Together


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Selection of slides some, some used at the Scottish Learning Festival, 2008.

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Leading The Way Through Heads Together And Deputes Together

  1. 1. <ul><li>Community of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>A community of practice is defined as “groups of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for a joint enterprise” (Wenger & Snyder, 2000: 139). </li></ul>Copyright gadgetgirl
  2. 2. Presentation Title <ul><li>Presenter’s Name </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Leading the way through Heads Together and Deputes Together <ul><li>Henriette Laidlaw </li></ul><ul><li>Penny Sim </li></ul><ul><li>24 September 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is it? <ul><li>Online COP </li></ul><ul><li>Heads & Deputes </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by SEED </li></ul>What Who When How Flickr Photo from Thomas Hawk
  4. 4. Discussion Forums <ul><li>21 Forums </li></ul><ul><li>1290 Topics </li></ul><ul><li>8300 Responses </li></ul>Copyright b_d_solis
  5. 5. Who is Online? <ul><li>3,400 members </li></ul><ul><li>2,300 Head Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>1,100 Depute Head </li></ul><ul><li>90% active or very active </li></ul><ul><li>1,000 visits/week </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 items views/week </li></ul>Flickr Photo from Thomas Hawk
  6. 6. 800 + Donated Resources <ul><li>School policies </li></ul><ul><li>Development plans </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum plans </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>Online papers </li></ul><ul><li>Online publications </li></ul>Copyright jhoweaa
  7. 7. Access to experts <ul><li>Jenny Mosley </li></ul><ul><li>Shirley Clarke </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Fullan </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Bloom </li></ul><ul><li>Fiona Hyslop </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Hunter </li></ul>Copyright left-hand /
  8. 8. Community Engages in Consultation Process <ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Hotseats </li></ul>Copyright tarotastic
  9. 9. Themes <ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence </li></ul></ul>Copyright tico_bassie
  10. 10. Curriculum for Excellence
  11. 11. CfE is Hot <ul><li>219 topics refer to CfE </li></ul><ul><li>50 resources refer to CfE </li></ul>Copyright Bunshee
  12. 12. Curriculum for Excellence 2005 2006 2007 2008 Early Discussions Member Resources Growing Discussions CfE Forum Supporting cast Maggi Allan Dan McGinty Peter Connelly Barbara Thomson Fiona Hyslop Gill Robinson Publications & News Practical Experience
  13. 13. 7 Factors of Successful Online COP <ul><li>Clear purpose and demand </li></ul><ul><li>Induction </li></ul><ul><li>Sociability </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Group ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic self-evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Robust platform </li></ul>Copyright Maxey Copyright Maxey /
  14. 14. Induction <ul><li>Welcome new members </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Early experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous revitalisation of community </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul>Copyright Major Clanger
  15. 15. Member Profiles Copyright pfaff /
  16. 16. Profiles
  17. 17. Facilitation <ul><li>A little push </li></ul><ul><li>Linking topics </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletins </li></ul>Copyright Turkinator
  18. 18. Group Ownership <ul><li>a common store of knowledge where: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all members donate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all members collect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all members share </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Member Feedback This is a time of change so may be just the time for our tuppence worth! I find Heads Together very valuable and it has given me perspectives and contacts beyond this region which would not otherwise have happened. From a member sep 08
  20. 20. Contact Diane Carson Learning and Teaching Scotland The Optima, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8DU T: Customer Services 08700 100 297
  21. 21. Life Cycle
  22. 22. The Exchange Shared Discussion Professional Development A Curriculum for Excellence Cybrary Publications News Useful links Deputes Together Leadership and Management Additional Support Needs Early Years Primary Secondary Quality Assurance Raising Attainment Staff Room Heads Together Leadership and Management Additional Support Needs Early Years Primary Secondary Staff Room Access restricted to Deputes Access for Head Teachers and Deputes Access restricted to Head Teachers
  23. 24. Resource Organisation <ul><li>Common language </li></ul><ul><li>Professional reference </li></ul>Copyright ChrisB in SEA
  24. 25. Membership April to August 08
  25. 26. Visits April to August 08
  26. 27. Discussions April to August 08
  27. 28. CfE Resources
  28. 31. Voting <ul><li>Test of community’s opinions </li></ul>Copyright · júbilo·haku ·
  29. 32. My network
  30. 33. Social Networks
  31. 34. Shared Resources Copyright fbouf_2000
  32. 35. Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Copyright ~ Dezz ~