OUR JOURNEY AT BELLAIRE PRIMARY SCHOOL Creating Learning  Communities  -------- Personalising Learning With thanks to our ...
Senior Learning Unit <ul><li>In late term 3, 2007 we began with: </li></ul><ul><li>5 Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>118 Studen...
The SLU space in ‘10
The (new) Middle Learning Unit <ul><li>Grade 3/4  - 7 grades </li></ul><ul><li>7 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>3 E.S. staff <...
Student Timetable
Staff Timetable
Trust Licences
Senior Goals Sheets
Middle Goals Sheets
Junior Goals Sheets
Prep Goals Sheets
Maths Workshops <ul><li>Pre and Post tests based on VELS used to group students for toolbox sessions </li></ul><ul><li>4 t...
Deep Knowledge Units <ul><li>Deep Knowledge Units are based on VELS. </li></ul><ul><li>All areas covered over a two year c...
Conferencing <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Knowledge </li></ul>...
ICT @ BPS <ul><li>Student blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Networked computers </li></ul><ul><li>70 Apple Mac Laptops </li></ul><ul...
Blogs <ul><li>In 2007/08/09, students had the choice of signing up to an ICT workshop based on Passion Projects.  The stud...
Online Collaborative Communities <ul><li>is a private social learning platform for students, teachers and families.  (A ‘s...
Podcasting & Movie Making <ul><li>The Middle Learning Unit Blog 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle K Special Crew Member Podcas...
Where to next? <ul><li>Continue to build home school relationships (Edmodo has helped, but mainly a student communication ...
Grade 6 Student Attitudinal Data  2007- 2009
Great improvement!
Updated Data from 2010!
Updated Data from 2010!
Communication with the local community <ul><li>Unit Newsletters to continually update parents on what is happening in each...
Useful websites <ul><li>Rick’s PBWorks Space  (explains many of the ICT projects mentioned and more)  http://andrewtandric...
Email Contact <ul><li>Rick Kayler-Thomson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @rakt </li></ul><ul...
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Personalising Learning for the 21st Century Classroom

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Presentation by Rick Kayler-Thomson and Abbey Loney at the IWB Leading A Digital School Conference, September 2010

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Personalising Learning for the 21st Century Classroom

  1. 1. OUR JOURNEY AT BELLAIRE PRIMARY SCHOOL Creating Learning Communities -------- Personalising Learning With thanks to our Major Sponsor:
  2. 2. Senior Learning Unit <ul><li>In late term 3, 2007 we began with: </li></ul><ul><li>5 Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>118 Students </li></ul><ul><li>6 purpose built learning spaces including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theatrette </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Board areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deck </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student directed curriculum and use of space </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Have a go’ attitude from staff and students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The SLU space in ‘10
  4. 4. The (new) Middle Learning Unit <ul><li>Grade 3/4 - 7 grades </li></ul><ul><li>7 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>3 E.S. staff </li></ul><ul><li>Open Home Group areas </li></ul><ul><li>3 wet areas including communal space with kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Communal staff office </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Cube </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student Timetable
  6. 6. Staff Timetable
  7. 7. Trust Licences
  8. 8. Senior Goals Sheets
  9. 9. Middle Goals Sheets
  10. 10. Junior Goals Sheets
  11. 11. Prep Goals Sheets
  12. 12. Maths Workshops <ul><li>Pre and Post tests based on VELS used to group students for toolbox sessions </li></ul><ul><li>4 toolbox workshops (ability grouped) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Deep Knowledge Units <ul><li>Deep Knowledge Units are based on VELS. </li></ul><ul><li>All areas covered over a two year cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Students use an assessment grid to complete work. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conferencing <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>Assessment document
  15. 15. ICT @ BPS <ul><li>Student blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Networked computers </li></ul><ul><li>70 Apple Mac Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul><ul><li>iPods </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Digital video cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Flip Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 6 Netbooks (Government funded - 2009) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blogs <ul><li>In 2007/08/09, students had the choice of signing up to an ICT workshop based on Passion Projects. The students choose a passion and create a bank of information that is shared with the wider community. </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel B Emily L Devon H Josh C (ex student still blogging) </li></ul><ul><li>The SLU has used blogs to help create a genuine sense of community in and out of the classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>The Senior Unit Puzzler 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The Senior K Goss’ Blog – 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting in ‘10– The Prep Unit Blog The Junior Unit Blog </li></ul>
  17. 17. Online Collaborative Communities <ul><li>is a private social learning platform for students, teachers and families. (A ‘safe’ Twitter!) </li></ul><ul><li>Submitting and discussing work via wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bellaire Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author Study at Bellaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Unit Term 4 Literacy Space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Docs for Homework too! </li></ul><ul><li>Senior K </li></ul>
  18. 18. Podcasting & Movie Making <ul><li>The Middle Learning Unit Blog 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle K Special Crew Member Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Voyage To The Planets Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>News Bulletins, Special Events & Collaborations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The New Building Progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s News In The MLU? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with schools in NZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop Monologues </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Where to next? <ul><li>Continue to build home school relationships (Edmodo has helped, but mainly a student communication tool); </li></ul><ul><li>Continue educating parents as to how learning is different! </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 3/4 moved into the new Middle Learning Unit June 2010. Some of these ideas being applied through that unit. Already happening! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Grade 6 Student Attitudinal Data 2007- 2009
  21. 21. Great improvement!
  22. 22. Updated Data from 2010!
  23. 23. Updated Data from 2010!
  24. 24. Communication with the local community <ul><li>Unit Newsletters to continually update parents on what is happening in each unit. ( Posted on blogs ) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating via Edmodo </li></ul><ul><li>School website </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Information Nights </li></ul><ul><li>Expo Nights </li></ul><ul><li>Parent helpers and ‘experts’ </li></ul><ul><li>Inviting all SLU parents to a student conference in Term 1 and late Term 2 and/or early Term 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting visitors from other schools around country </li></ul>
  25. 25. Useful websites <ul><li>Rick’s PBWorks Space (explains many of the ICT projects mentioned and more) http://andrewtandrickkt.pbworks.com/FrontPage </li></ul><ul><li>National College of School Leaders www.ncsl.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Neil Suggett www.hayespark.sch.uk as a link for coaching and organising an upcoming visit. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Email Contact <ul><li>Rick Kayler-Thomson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @rakt </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://mrrakt.globalteacher.org.au </li></ul><ul><li>Abbey Loney </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @MrsLBPS </li></ul>

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