WHAT I SET OUT TO   INQUIRE INTOHow do you shift teacher practice interms of utilising ICT’s to promote              learn...
WHAT ARE THE LEARNING NEEDS OF STUDENTS?                 TO BE               CONFIDENT               CONNECTED           A...
Authentic learning     opportunities     Global learning      opportunitiesOpportunity to collaborate   with other learner...
Prof Stephen Heppell at Ulearn spoke about the wasted opportunities               for mobile learning in our classrooms.  ...
What are the learning needs of OUR teachers?
What do I need to do as a leader within my                 school?
GET OUR STAFF TO        UNDERSTAND            WHY     TEACHERS    NEED TO MAKE GREATERUSE OF ICT TOOLS FOR LEARNINGWHY DO ...
HOW CAN I DO THIS????
Leading ChangeMichael Fullan talks about excellent leaders as: “Miracle workers” those people who are, “...energycreators,...
Striving for effective          leadershipLong horizon vision - being clear about our longterm elearning goals and motivat...
Striving for effective              leadership    Appraisal process - staff set ICT goal.    Needs based - just in time lea...
A blog post, The notion of leadership is shi+ing from Sheryl NussbaumBeach,challenges us to re-think our ideas about schoo...
Sheryl NussbaumBeach goes on to unpack this  further with powerful references to Kouzes and  Posner’s theory of transforma...
WHAT STRATEGIES HAVE WE BEEN USING THISYEAR TO TRY AND EFFECT CHANGE IN TEACHER                PRACTICE?
Teachers as Leaders      Working as part of an ICT PD ClusterSt Mary’s is one ofseven schools who arein the second year of...
We put the infrastructure        in place
We provide specialised training to demonstrate how  teachers can move beyond their comfort zone
Follow up support is provided in each teacher’s   classroom to help meet  individual teacher needs    Teachers select thei...
Using a LMS - KnowledgeNet
Teachers as Leaders                                        Attending ConferencesStaff were invited to attend ICT conference...
How is the shift in practice reflected in changes to         classroom practices/pedagogy?
Is teacher practice being         shifted?
How does ICT impact onstudents and their learning?
Viewpoint of a teacher
Blogsites to demonstrate our learning     www.smallboneadventures.blogspot.com      www.room9learningzone.blogspot.com
WHAT HAVE I LEARNED IN TERMS OF       LEADING CHANGE       THE PRINCIPAL MUST “BE ON BOARD”          STAFF LIKE BEING EMPO...
WHAT HAVE I LEARNED INTERMS OF LEADING PEOPLE     IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS   IT IS IMPORTANT TO WALK THE TALK     “DAN...
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Anne's Inquiry Presentation March 2011

  1. 1. WHAT I SET OUT TO INQUIRE INTOHow do you shift teacher practice interms of utilising ICT’s to promote learning?
  2. 2. WHAT ARE THE LEARNING NEEDS OF STUDENTS? TO BE CONFIDENT CONNECTED ACTIVELY INVOLVED LIFELONG LEARNERS WE NEED TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURE JUST IN TIME LEARNING NOT JUST IN CASE LEARNING
  3. 3. Authentic learning opportunities Global learning opportunitiesOpportunity to collaborate with other learnersOpportunities to seize theopportunities offered by new knowledge and technologies Learning 24/7
  4. 4. Prof Stephen Heppell at Ulearn spoke about the wasted opportunities for mobile learning in our classrooms. “Turn off devices, turn off the child”.
  5. 5. What are the learning needs of OUR teachers?
  6. 6. What do I need to do as a leader within my school?
  7. 7. GET OUR STAFF TO UNDERSTAND WHY TEACHERS NEED TO MAKE GREATERUSE OF ICT TOOLS FOR LEARNINGWHY DO THEY NEED TO CHANGE???
  8. 8. HOW CAN I DO THIS????
  9. 9. Leading ChangeMichael Fullan talks about excellent leaders as: “Miracle workers” those people who are, “...energycreators, creating harmony, forging consensus,setting high standards, and developing a ‘try this’future orientation.”They are responsible for ‘leading transformationimprovement’, and a never-ending focus on qualityteaching and learning.“They are forever hopeful.”
  10. 10. Striving for effective leadershipLong horizon vision - being clear about our longterm elearning goals and motivating “buy in.” Team of teachers as leaders - gaining the ability tolead the learning of other teachersModelling - walking the talk
  11. 11. Striving for effective leadership Appraisal process - staff set ICT goal. Needs based - just in time learning is fine. “Little and o+en” approach Ensuring the infrastructure supports what we are trying to do
  12. 12. A blog post, The notion of leadership is shi+ing from Sheryl NussbaumBeach,challenges us to re-think our ideas about school leadership as not entirelyspecific to individuals or individual traits, but rather a more broader concept,“...to include a shared responsibility fora shared purpose of the educationalcommunity.”
  13. 13. Sheryl NussbaumBeach goes on to unpack this further with powerful references to Kouzes and Posner’s theory of transformational leadership which identifies:1. Model the way - walking the talk2. Inspire a shared vision - motivating buy-in3. Challenge the process - learners and innovators4. Enable others to act - encouraging others5. Encourage the heart - through passion
  14. 14. WHAT STRATEGIES HAVE WE BEEN USING THISYEAR TO TRY AND EFFECT CHANGE IN TEACHER PRACTICE?
  15. 15. Teachers as Leaders Working as part of an ICT PD ClusterSt Mary’s is one ofseven schools who arein the second year ofthe Town and CountryICT Pd ClusterWe are workingtowards cluster goalswhich fit in withnational goals
  16. 16. We put the infrastructure in place
  17. 17. We provide specialised training to demonstrate how teachers can move beyond their comfort zone
  18. 18. Follow up support is provided in each teacher’s classroom to help meet individual teacher needs Teachers select theircompetency level and meetwith others at a similar level for after school “just in time” learning Risk taking is encouraged “Trial” volunteers eg for eportfolios
  19. 19. Using a LMS - KnowledgeNet
  20. 20. Teachers as Leaders Attending ConferencesStaff were invited to attend ICT conferences.All staff who applied by the due date wereallowed to attend the conferences of theirchoice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ulearn/5060580895/Learning at Schools ( 7 staff including twoSenior Management)Ulearn ( 3 staff including two SeniorManagement)KnowledgeNet ( 4 staff including two SeniorManagement and a Team Leader and ICT LeadTeacher)IWB International Conference ( 3 staffincluding two team leaders)At least two Senior Management membersattended 3 of the above conferencesIn total 11 staff involved in these conferences
  21. 21. How is the shift in practice reflected in changes to classroom practices/pedagogy?
  22. 22. Is teacher practice being shifted?
  23. 23. How does ICT impact onstudents and their learning?
  24. 24. Viewpoint of a teacher
  25. 25. Blogsites to demonstrate our learning www.smallboneadventures.blogspot.com www.room9learningzone.blogspot.com
  26. 26. WHAT HAVE I LEARNED IN TERMS OF LEADING CHANGE THE PRINCIPAL MUST “BE ON BOARD” STAFF LIKE BEING EMPOWERED SOME STAFF ARE PREPARED TO BE RISK TAKERSTHE “GUINEA PIGS” NEED TO BE CHOSEN CAREFULLY BEING CLEAR ABOUT THE BIGGER PICTURE HELPSNO NEED TO WAIT TILL PEOPLE ARE READY - SOME SAYIN HINDSIGHT THAT THEY HAVE APPRECIATED BEING GENTLY FORCED TO SHIFT
  27. 27. WHAT HAVE I LEARNED INTERMS OF LEADING PEOPLE IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS IT IS IMPORTANT TO WALK THE TALK “DANGLING CARROTS” HELPS

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