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1 1 learning environments

  1. 1. Preparing for a Contemporary Learning Environment - A Pedagogical View 2010 Manor Lakes P-12 / Specialist College Assistant Principal - Helen Otway
  2. 2. About Me... Teacher at Essendon Nth P.S Leading Teacher at Parkwood Green P.S DEECD Ultranet Coach Assistant Principal - Manor Lakes P-12 / Specialist College ...with ICT Focus on Learning & Teaching ...and Thinking
  3. 3. Also... ICTEV State Council Secretary DEECD Web Conference Leader Mum, wife, pet owner and renovator!!
  4. 4. About Manor Lakes P-12 Specialist College • Brand new college, opened in 2009 • 470 students in 2009, 880 in 2010 • 2009 - P-7 • 2010 - P-8 and specialist • Outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia
  5. 5. School Staff Structure Principal Class Team - Principal, EY AP, MY AP, Specialist AP and Student Learning AP Leading Teachers - Literacy x 2, Numeracy, ICT, Wellbeing and Community Team Leaders for each VELS Level Learning Area teachers and Specialist teachers Educational Support Staff inc Office Support
  6. 6. SFO - for 2009
  7. 7. Developing an Learning Environment
  8. 8. think big think bold think ahead Marco Torres What does this mean for me?
  9. 9. Dream . Believe . Inspire • Manor Lakes College will create a vibrant and harmonious community of responsible learners who have a confident belief in their ability to learn, grow and succeed. Aiming High Showing Respect Being Safe Valuing the Community
  10. 10. What were our considerations? 1.What sort of learning did we want to for our students? 2.How were we going to use the physical spaces? 3.What technologies were going to assist us?
  11. 11. 1. Our learners.... What are the skills and attitudes we want our students to have when they leave school? How can we best support them in their learning?
  12. 12. • Articulate • Creative • Collaborative • Problem Solvers • Global Citizens • Connected • Active • Literate & Numerate
  13. 13. Our learning needs to be.... Inclusive of all students Rich, rigorous and relevant Integrated and Inquiry driven Stimulating and engaging Explicit when necessary Innovative and guided by research
  14. 14. Learning needs to be.. Celebrates success Differentiated to meet individual needs Open and transparent Inclusive of various pathways Aligned with VELS, Pre VELS and the National Curriculum
  15. 15. THE LEARNING.... purposeful, rich, real world, collaborative, creative, engaging...
  16. 16. Traditional Paradigm “Teaching” Constructivism Paradigm “Learning” Memorization Understanding Recall Discovery One size fits all Tailored; option rich Talent via weeding out Talent cultivated and sought out Repetition Transfer and Construction Acquisition of facts Facts and conceptual framework Isolated facts Organised conceptual schemas Transmission Construction Teacher = master and commander Teacher = expert and mentor Fixed roles Mobile roles Fixed classrooms Mobile, convertible classrooms Single location Plurality of locations and space types Summative assessment Summative and formative assessment Malcolm Brown Dartmouth College http://www.educause.edu/Resources/EducatingtheNetGeneration/LearningSpaces/6072
  17. 17. 2. Our Learning Spaces Learning Houses Open plan Project spaces Fluid furniture Light
  18. 18. Considerations Power supply Connectivity Storage
  19. 19. Supporting staff with Learning Spaces... Learning walks early in the year Visits to other school settings Whole school dialogue about classroom design Team Planning time to reflect on design Coaches supporting staff
  20. 20. What we liked on visits...
  21. 21. What we didn’t like...
  22. 22. Changes made... Semi-round tables were ordered Makeshift walls came down Students were able to move from table to table - did not ‘own’ a chair and table space Peers came in to help design learning spaces
  23. 23. The Library...
  24. 24. A Prep classroom...
  25. 25. A Year 8 class..
  26. 26. Community spaces... PLAYGROUP
  27. 27. 3. The technologies
  28. 28. Laptops From P-6 (1:5) and Year 7-8 (1:1)
  29. 29. Mobile learning tools laptops & Mobile IWBs
  30. 30. PARENT GROUP - INFORMATI ON SESSIONS YEAR 8 STUDENTS SHARING THEIR LAPTOP PROGRAM
  31. 31. Technology by itself doesn’t improve learning... Information and communication technology offers a diversity of learning opportunities from which teachers and learners can make decisions. Our challenge... is to make the learning experiences for our students richer, more meaningful and the use of tools that can support and promote deep understandings.
  32. 32. Alan November Don’t buy any more stuff (technology) until we get the teaching and learning right. It can create problems if teachers do not have the teaching and learning right, and if there isn’t the professional learning.
  33. 33. Supporting staff with technology... Work in teams Techie Brekkies School visits Apple Tour for Year 7 teachers, APs, Tech support Off site PD and Conferences ICT Coach in 2010
  34. 34. Conference s Our staff are encouraged to present at national and international conferences.
  35. 35. Professional Learning Aligned with school goals Ongoing Onsite and close to the classroom Offsite and brought back to the teams Coaching
  36. 36. Timetable Middle block is a dedicated planning time for all teams
  37. 37. Creating a 1:1 Learning Environment
  38. 38. 1:1 Learning - What do we mean by this? What are the first thoughts that come to mind?
  39. 39. What does it mean for each of these people? Students? Teachers? Leaders? Parents?
  40. 40. From eLearning vision to 1:1 Bruce Dixon
  41. 41. Preparing for 1:1 Community readiness Teacher readiness Student readiness Is this what we mean?
  42. 42. Preparing for 1:1 Community Readiness Shift in thinking Open and transparent learning Student Learning Conferences Information sessions Teacher Readiness Shift in thinking New ways of delivering curriculum Use of ICT for learning Taking risks Student Readiness Shift in thinking Learning how to learn Working with others Being digitally responsible and aware
  43. 43. What our new teachers had to say...
  44. 44. Keeping Safe - 5/6 Inquiry What technologies do the students use? How do they use them?
  45. 45. Media - Copyright Year 7 Unit Why explore Copyright? What did it mean for our learners? http://resnet.ucsc.edu/besmart/filesh aring/ What did it mean for us?
  46. 46. Where to next?
  47. 47. iPad trial
  48. 48. The Ultranet...
  49. 49. Where to find us... http://www.manorlakesp12.vic.edu.au/
  50. 50. Continuing the dialogue • Ning - http://1to1learningenvironments.ning.com/ • OTHER ONLINE PLACES • Blog - More than just knowing stuff! • Twitter - http://twitter.com/helenotway • Diigo - http://www.diigo.com/profile/helenotway • Delicious - http://delicious.com/helenotway

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