Martha's Ulearn Notes

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Martha's Ulearn Notes

  1. 1. ULEARN 08 Christchurch We
  2. 2. Comic Life
  3. 3. Coley Way <ul><li>Focus was on Inquiry Learning </li></ul><ul><li>School Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by Management </li></ul><ul><li>One year of trialling Inquiry Learning as a Whole School. </li></ul><ul><li>Viscount/Selwyn Ridge (Models) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development as a whole staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics designed to assess the skills. (Key Competencies) AO’s are guidelines. </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry Model is developing and being modified on a yearly basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools were available to students when they needed them. Eg 6 computers shared in a room between 2 classes. (Computer Pod). </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry only done for an hour every day. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tony Ryan (Transformational Teachers)
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Energiser </li></ul><ul><li>The Ethicist </li></ul><ul><li>The Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>The Environmentalist </li></ul>Some roles for the Transformational Teacher
  6. 6. We Need A Transformational Humanity <ul><li>The next 8 years are the most critical in human history </li></ul><ul><li>We will need people who are solution-focused </li></ul><ul><li>We will need people with a very different kind of mind - creative, inspiring, compassionate </li></ul><ul><li>We will need people who believe they can make a difference! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Although it’s important, the key question is not: What do we need to teach? </li></ul><ul><li>The key question is: “Who do we need to be?” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tony Ryan (Thinking About Thinking) ?
  9. 9. The Big 5 for Thinking <ul><li>Self-talk your way to meta-thinking (Think buddy.) </li></ul><ul><li>Code for the quality of your classroom thinking facilitation (For a unit of work, attach a thinking tool to use) </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectually hassle with the Focus Question: Big Idea (Journeys: Is the Journey Worth It?) </li></ul><ul><li>Seriously sort out some great digital Assessment Tasks (Put a video on Youtube, see if you can get 1 million people to view it) </li></ul><ul><li>Build in lots of highly engaging thinking strategies. (Thinking Tools) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Most Y and Z Gens are predominantly </li></ul><ul><li>visual learners </li></ul><ul><li>Visual aids (eg graphic organisers) free up short-term working memory </li></ul><ul><li>To stimulate thinking, use every possible IWB, data projector, computer screen and chart that you can find </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own visual collection to reinforce your lessons </li></ul>Go for a visual overload (earthalbum.com)
  11. 11. Activate Your Mind!!

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