BISS Digital Learning Environment, August 2011


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Meeting #1 of the BISS Digital Learning Environment strategic planning group.

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BISS Digital Learning Environment, August 2011

  1. 1. BISS Digital Learning Environment<br />Meeting #1<br />Wednesday August 31, 2011<br />Chair: Julie Lindsay, E-Learning Coordinator<br />Beijing BISS International School, China<br /><br />
  2. 2. Finding the Fun<br />"My digital life is like.........., because......... and I wish I could........... to improve communication and learning at BISS”.<br />
  3. 3. Aims and GoalsBISS Digital Learning Environment Strategic Planning<br />Defining what a digital learning environment is at BISS and creating a shared vision for e-learning within the community<br />Developing a digital learner profile and continuum for learning where both teachers and students can be challenged through logical and supportive standards and goal setting<br />Defining an essential digital toolkit that can be used across the curriculum, including hardware, software, networking and support<br />Implementing professional development to fully support goal-setting and growth along the continuum within the digital learning environment <br />Providing opportunities for all community members to interact with, participate in and benefit from the digital learning environment<br />
  4. 4. Strategic Goal #1<br />To develop a shared vision for e-learning and define a digital learning environment as it exists at BISS.<br />Expected Outcome: Members of the BISS community create a vision that is clearly understood and shared and provides a platform for further goal setting and strategic development in e-learning. A digital learning environment model that is pertinent to BISS can be created and shared based on this understanding.<br />
  5. 5. Strategic Goal #2<br />To develop a digital learner profile and continuum for learning where both teachers and students can be challenged through logical and supportive standards and goal setting<br />Including skills, standards, attitudes and habits for learning<br />Digital citizenship<br />Approaches to assessment<br />Scope and sequence, ISTE NETS, curriculum integration<br />
  6. 6. Strategic Goal #3<br />To define an age-appropriate digital toolkit that includes associated hardware and software<br />Standardize and streamline<br />To support the teacher and student continuum<br />Feed into budgeting<br />
  7. 7. Strategic Goal #4<br />To develop a shared understanding of what it means to learn within a digital learning environment and create necessary policies and procedures to support this<br />IT Support and Services<br />Hardware and software review<br />New teacher and student support<br />Standardized wording in policies and guidelines<br />Strategies for sharing and communicating with the extended community<br />
  8. 8. Strategic Goal #5<br />To create a professional development program that meets the needs of all stakeholders though a variety of group and individualized programs and that allows for progress along the continuum <br />Accountability, appraisal<br />H.E.A.T. Levels: Literacy, Adapting, Transforming<br />Teacher readiness<br />A BISS teacher knows how to…….<br />
  9. 9. Meetings - Workflow<br />Meeting times 2011-12<br />Semester 1<br />Wednesday August 31 - Introduction<br />Wednesday September 28 – Future of the Library at BISS as a digital learning hub – Team workshop<br />Wednesday October 26 – Team work strategic goals; Library draft doc<br />Semester 2<br />Wednesday February 8 – Draft docs strategic goals<br />Wednesday March 28 – Bringing it all together<br />Wednesday May 9 – Finale!<br />
  10. 10. Team Composition<br />SS and ES Teachers<br />Whole school positions<br />AMT members<br />Admin and IT staff<br />Parents?<br />Students?<br />
  11. 11. Vision Statement<br />What do we want learning to look like at BISS while using digital technology?<br />What are our essential beliefs and values?<br />Can we create a viable and realistic vision statement?<br />How long/short should it be?<br />Who should it be written for?<br />Who is going to read it?<br />How do we then act on it?<br />
  12. 12. Staff Survey<br />The ability and confidence levels of users at BISS<br />How often and when hardware and software is used<br />What elearning tools are being used with students now<br />Teaching and learning styles – individual, group work (personal, collaborative)<br />What are the obstacles to better use of digital technology<br />What are the PD needs now? In the future?<br />
  13. 13. Future of the Library at BISS<br />Team based, think-tank meeting related to the BISS Digital Learning Environment strategic planning<br />What is the current role and function of the library at BISS?<br />What transformation do we want to see?<br />What are other schools dong?<br />Meeting: September 28, 3:30-5:00<br />
  14. 14. Final Words<br />“We have so much to learn from jazz-band leaders, for jazz, like leadership, combines the unpredictability of the future with the gifts of individuals”<br />Leadership Jazz, Max DePree<br />