One of the core functions of 21st century education is learning to learn in preparation for a lifetime of change. David Miliband, 2003
Learning to Do: Future Focused Creativity Enviro Action Thinking Communicating Learning to Know: General knowledge Inquiry Independence Love of Learning Learning to Be: Integrity Wellbeing Resilience Sensitivity Resourcefulness Learning to Get Along With Others: Co-operation Respect Empathy Tolerance
WHAIA KIA U The Stanley Avenue Learner perseveres to achieve their best... Sets high standards for themselves Sets, works towards and evaluates goals Is self managing Shows perseverance Aware Recognise Predict / Value Adopt Reflect Internalise Follow models and can meet expectations. Completes set tasks to personal best. Aspires to be the best they can be. Approaches tasks as challenges rather than obstacles. Recognises strengths and weaknesses and believes in themself. Healthy competitiveness with self and others. Reflects on performance and transfers learning. Conferencing and co construction of learning intentions. With guidance set and work towards goals. Knows strengths and weaknesses, sets SMART goals for achievement (Specific, Measurable etc...). Takes risks with their learning. Reflects on performance and assesses next steps. Takes responsibility for belongings. Responds to routines. Completes work within set timeframes. Makes good choices in a range of situations. Uses time productively. Self motivated. Takes responsibility for own actions. Finishes tasks with teacher support and encouragement if needed. Stays focused. Takes instruction / feedback / feedforward on board. Tries their best even when it’s hard. Has a positive attitude. Looks for ways to overcome obstacles and challenges. Knows when to seek help.
Sets, works towards and evaluates goals <ul><li>Coach students in using tools to goal set. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving feedback / forward so that students have necessary information. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning intentions / success criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance communication between home and school. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage high (but realistic) expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Give time for students to reflect. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge successes and failures. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage risk taking and mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Support students in using appropriate technologies to enhance goal setting process (Ultranet, M Learning, Net books, IWB’s). </li></ul><ul><li>Help make the link to lifelong learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate success (awards, feedback, assemblies etc). </li></ul>
INQUIRER The Stanley Avenue Learner will wonder, seek, evaluate and apply... Is curious about their world Searches for information from a range of sources Sifts, Sorts and reflects on the quality of information Develops ideas into actions Aware Recognise Predict / Value Adopt Reflect Internalise Asks a range of questions. Wonder. Identifying or defining a problem. Learn to use a variety of resources and research tools. Developing more effective skimming scanning, key word skills. Adapting and reflecting on the information they find. Organise information into useable chunks. Sifts information relevant to questions. Learning how to evaluate and validate information. Summarising information that they need to know. Critiques the quality of information found. Using different ways to present findings/ideas / actions. Assesses their own work. Applies ideas to actions where appropriate. Develops further questions, understands that inquiry never stops. Transferring information and ideas to new situations.
“ Would you tell me please which way I ought to walk from here?” “That depends very much on where you want to go to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where –,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way to walk,” said the cat. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Strategic Planning Student Learning and Achievement <ul><li>Goals that focus on improving student achievement: </li></ul><ul><li>To continue to raise achievement in Literacy and Mathematics for all students throughout the school. </li></ul><ul><li>To continue to investigate and integrate emerging technologies and their potential to enhance learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop thinking skills model across School and refine School inquiry model. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor student’s fitness, fundamental skills and nutrition (Link to Enviro School goals). </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to collect and monitor student voice to ensure students are in charge of their learning. </li></ul>
Our Strategic Goal Reflective Tool- ‘Students in charge of their learning’. Enhance Communication between Home and School. <ul><li>‘ To continue to investigate emerging technologies </li></ul><ul><li>and their potential to enhance learning’. </li></ul>
Linking Ultranet to the development of our learner.
http://stanleyavenue.ultranet.school.nz/home/ Swimming SMART goals BP Technology Challenge Shared Book Pepeha’s Writing with Feed-back / Forward Overseas BLOG Home Learning Wiki’s New Entrant First Day
Sharing our goals on USPACE Complete activities in our own time. Blogging is a way of tracking my progress Receiving feedback from my teachers, peers and parents helps with my learning. Home Learning can be continued on the web. Share progress and achievement in portfolio area.
Messaging Student- Teacher, Parent- Teacher etc Insight into class life and learning USPACE- Conversations, feedback / forward New Entrant video- Connected from Day One.
Link to Key Competencies and Effective Pedagogies
The Centre of our School About our School- Shared Vision in action. Class Space breaks down classroom walls U SPACE provides area for students to reflect on their learning. ‘Take Charge’. Provides anytime, anywhere communication with our community Teacher portfolio area for RTC ‘in action’.
Shared Vision- Developed by the Stanley Avenue School Learning Community. Teaching Practice – What pedagogical practices are required to ensure we empower our students. Dream Learner- The vision of our lifelong learner prepared for life in the 21 st Century.
Performance Management Teachers as learners- Link to RTC Evidence of progress and achievement on Ultranet- (Based on Cheryl Doig’s Five F’s) Teachers as professionals Evidence of quality feedback / forward
Performance Management Focus- what will we look at? Footwork-collect data (written, visual, audio) regarding the focus. Student voice. Use of technology (video cameras mobiles?) Follow up- Have we collected the information needed. What questions or reflections come from this? Feedback- What does the data show? What does it mean? Future- So what? How will we use the information? How does it help learning (be it student or teacher).
Inter-operability <ul><li>Continuing to enhance communication between Home and School </li></ul><ul><li>Trial has begun </li></ul><ul><li>ETAP and Ultranet </li></ul>
What Devices? Computer Suite Class Computers Net-Books Mobiles Tablets Laptops
Net-books Mobile on a wireless network 1:1 programme possible Comparatively cheap per unit Web-cam for skype Inquirer in action
M-Learning Engagement and Involvement Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone and Anyhow Quick Clips to use as reflective tools Updating blog Increasing amount of applications to enhance learning opportunities- Sporty-Pal Photos
Shared Vision- Charter- Asset Replacement (PTA / BOT walks) Student ownership Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone, (Developing the Anyhow) Enhances personalised learning Reflection / Metacognition Students helping teachers Place to showcase learning Communication between home and school Expectations with support Taking everyone with us...... Regular community evenings Whats worked?
What Next? “ In times of change, learners inherit the world while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists ” Hoffer
“ In times of change, learners inherit the world while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” Hoffer
Any Questions? Shared Vision? Ultranet? Technology?
This session will cover the journey of the creation of a shared vision of the Stanley Avenue Lifelong Learner. It will then outline the actions we are taking to bring this vision to life, including the twist of emerging technologies. These emerging technologies include Ultranet LMS, Net-books, Mobile Devices and apps from the Android Market. The use of these devices has been aligned with the school’s charter goals of creating students ‘in charge’ of their learning, and enhancing communication between home and school. Examples of best practice in using these technologies will be highlighted and a group of students will be on hand to talk through their learning and points of view.