Principals' Workshop 1


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    1. 1. Principals’ Workshop <ul><li>Term 1 2009 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Main Aims for today <ul><li>Go through Milestone feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the proposed programme for the year and discuss intentions/ reasons it is planned things this way </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss cluster commitment to AR, link to appraisal (see Cluster goals and Success Indicators) </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion -on best use facilitator time and how the roles of the principals, LT and teachers can contribute to the success of AR and the cluster goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Go over some techie things which could enhance communication and feedback within the cluster </li></ul><ul><li>Have the management meeting </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>11:00 Goals and Roles for 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine what responsibilities/ support we need to give to the different roles in the cluster. </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation about how to use facilitator time in schools. </li></ul><ul><li>11:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum- Teaching as Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Action Research (Support needed?) </li></ul><ul><li>12:30 Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>1:00 Management Meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>3:00 End? </li></ul>This is the planned agenda, we will remain flexible to suit the groups needs. 9:00- GreetingsProgramme for the year- Where are we going?Review the feedback from the milestone. 9:30 Getting connected, make your computer work for you.-Using online calendars-Sharing documents, collaborating online.-Organising and syncing calendars.-RSS feeds and emailed updates. Blog 10:30 Morning Tea
    4. 4. Programme For the Year <ul><li>Main theme of the year is Action Research and the emphasis will be on the teachers’ Action Research and the Lead Teachers supporting and coaching this process. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead Teacher Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry Learning 2010 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Milestone Feedback <ul><li>You have 5 minutes to discuss the themes, ideas, points made by Jill in your particular part of the Milestone Feedback document. </li></ul><ul><li>Then each pair will summarise the main themes and lead a discussion with the group based on these main points. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Keeping Connected <ul><li>Online/ computer based calendars. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing documents, collaborating online. </li></ul><ul><li>Organising and syncing calendars. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds and email updates. </li></ul><ul><li>The Otepoti Principal Blog </li></ul>
    7. 7. Roles within the cluster Step 1 Fill this in with two or three others. Step 2 When you are instructed merge groups and ideas in the venn. Step 3 Everyone discuss and merge create one venn for our cluster, how we understand these roles. Principals Lead Teachers Teachers
    8. 8. Facilitator TIme <ul><li>How has your school used facilitator time? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any other ideas about what might work for your school, other schools? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you like this time to be used this year? Remembering that all teachers this year will be involved in their Action Research therefore working on different things. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Teaching as inquiry Diagram from the Revised NZ Curriculum “ Probably nothing within a school has more impact on students in terms of skills development, self confidence, or classroom behaviour than the personal and professional growth of their teachers.” (Barth, 1990). “ The primary benefit of reflective practice for teachers is a deeper understanding of their own teaching style and ultimately greater effectiveness as a teacher.” (Ferraro, pg 4)
    10. 10. Appraisal Would anyone like to share how they were thinking of approaching the use of Action Research as a part of performance management? Any issues people would like to discuss as a group? Discuss cluster commitment to AR, link to appraisal (see Cluster goals and Success Indicators)
    11. 11. Proposed Plan <ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Days </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>