On Being a Connected Lead Learner ECOO 2012 Conference Learning in the NOW! Century Lisa Neale, Principal Jared Bennett, Consultant @lisaneale @mrjarbenne
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.
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
HWDSB Google Domain- Not about control- Easier access, gradual on-ramp- A board logo can be the salve to the luddite
Creating Essential Learning Conditions Once the space exists, support can be more responsive.
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
Questions matter more than answers! WWhat questions do you have?
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
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