On Being a Connected Lead Learner

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A learning session presented at the ECOO 2012 Conference on being a connected lead learner and creating a collaborative learning culture.

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On Being a Connected Lead Learner

  1. 1. On Being a Connected Lead Learner ECOO 2012 Conference Learning in the NOW! Century Lisa Neale, Principal Jared Bennett, Consultant @lisaneale @mrjarbenne
  2. 2. Two questions:How can a system create the essentialconditions for fostering a digital-age learningculture that is relevant, engaging andconnected to the real-world.How do you inspire, lead and drive staff andstudents to work collaboratively creating andsustaining a digital-age learning culture.
  3. 3. HWDSB Commons tags.commons.hwdsb.on.ca/recent- The importance of Board Provisioned tools as the pathway to systemic change- Tower of Babel- Authentic, relevant, familiar, and potentially transferable in future contexts- Lurking, Exemplars, and Collegial Coaching
  4. 4. HWDSB Google Domain- Not about control- Easier access, gradual on-ramp- A board logo can be the salve to the luddite
  5. 5. Creating Essential Learning Conditions Once the space exists, support can be more responsive.
  6. 6. Openness
  7. 7. Cultivate Being Online
  8. 8. Ancaster Senior Public School
  9. 9. How do you show your "connectedness"?
  10. 10. How do you collaborate with others?
  11. 11. Building a Collaborative Learning Culture•  learn alongside - LEARNING FIRST•  equip them - GIVE THEM TECH•  no opt out - ENGAGE EVERYBODY•  pick one - Google Docs focus•  f2f learning sessions•  informal 1:1 sessions•  let them play - tinker continuous learning mode•  personal check-ins different points of entry•  celebrate the fun•  give them time & space, its hard work - empathy•  stay the course & respond to resistance•  integrate in meaningful ways - real-life problem-solving & make a difference in the learning•  learn first, lead second - learner, coach & leader
  12. 12. Questions matter more than answers! WWhat questions do you have?
  13. 13. Consider these questions:Does the physical setting of your school reflect a participatory, creative, connected, information-rich culture? ENGAGING & EFFICIENTAre your learning spaces instrumented?Do you leverage instrumented pockets and backpacks? TECHNOLOGY EVERYWHEREDoes your staff use social networking tools?Does your staff create and produce every time you meet? FLOW & INNOVATION IN FOCUSSED WAYS
  14. 14. Creating a culture of continuous learning and growthGrowth Mindset:•  passionate practice•  learning•  hard work•  dedicationTeaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity. Carol Dewct, Mindset
  15. 15. What Time is it? Learn first, lead second.

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