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  1. 1. Enabling e-Learning 30 day leadership challengeIn the month of November, 2011, weasked people to contribute ONEtoptipwhen recruiting newstaff to help sustaine-learning in your school.The following slides are a collation of30 top tips.We hope you find thisuseful when recruiting new staff inthe future.Thank you to everyone whocontributed in some way. 1
  2. 2. Top Tip 1 Employers: Offer your applicants the choice of submitting their application as a videoand/or presentation.12/11/2011 2
  3. 3. Top Tip 2Employee:Express excitement aboutlearning using e-technologiesfor the purposesof greater educationalachievement.
  4. 4. Top Tip 3Employee:Create and share adigital multimediaCV to capture how youalready communicateand share online aswell demonstrating therichness of your careerexperiences. 4
  5. 5. Top Tip 4Employers:Put your applicationinformationonline asdigital material forprospective applicantsto download. 5
  6. 6. Top Tip 5Employee:Don’t get caught up in theflashlywhizz-bang tools.It’s really about effective integrationthroughout thecurriculum - to support, relevant and meaningfultasks. The pedagogy behind it. 6
  7. 7. Top Tip 6Employers:Take extra notice of those teachersusing on-line environments as partof what they do everyday.Ask if they are they part of acollaborative network? On Twitter?Do they have their own or a classblog? Is it current? 7
  8. 8. Top Tip 7Employee:Put forward a CV which stands out from thecrowd, whether it be interactive or online, or in acreative format to get attention. This must includethe "meat in the sandwich" as well. 8
  9. 9. Top Tip 8Employers:Have a section in the application to show anindication of how comfortable that person is withe-learning and if they are willing to accept thechallenge to up skill if need be. 9
  10. 10. Top Tip 9Employee:Ask yourself,1. Have I immersedandapplied myselfalongside mystudents in the Inquiry ande-Learning process? 10
  11. 11. Top Tip 10Employee:Ask yourself,2. Have I collected my ownevidential data along theway using a range ofsynchronous andasynchronousmediums? 11
  12. 12. Top Tip 11Employee:Ask yourself,1. Am I or have I proactivelyengaged in some form ofrecorded reflectivepractice, paper oronline, alone and also withothers? 12
  13. 13. Top Tip 12Employers:Ask open-ended questions like "what role doesICT/e-learning play in your classroom?"That way it opens the door for the teacher to offertheir views/skills/knowledge on the topic withoutany leading/pre-empting from the interviewers. 13
  14. 14. Top Tip 13Employers:Look for applicants who have a track record ofreflection...could be a blog, a journal, orcontributions to a community, or it could beprivate reflections conducted in an ePortfolioaround planning professional goals. 14
  15. 15. Top Tip 14Employee:Use a platform likeMyPortfolio to create adigital CV and model theyway we want out students toshare. 15
  16. 16. Top Tip 15Employers:When selecting new applicants, look for informalexamples of professional learning-such as thediscussions in online professionallearningcommunities as well as more formaloccasions and events. 16
  17. 17. Top Tip 16Employee:Have some level of understanding around effective e-learning pedagogy, as well as the basics arounddaily use of commonly used technologies and tools -laptops, email, web2.0, internet use and safety. 17
  18. 18. Top Tip 17Employers:Look for applicants withthe ability to showalignment/coherencebetween his/her vision forlearning, the principleswhich sit behind thisvision through to thepractices in theclassroom. Ask them howthey "walk the talk”. 18
  19. 19. Top Tip 18Employee:Have a willingness to try new things and adapt tonew technologiesyoumay not have previouslyused, (eg interactive whiteboards). Use/see thebenefits of effective ICT use in today’s classrooms. 19
  20. 20. Top Tip 19Employers:Add into job descriptions - the ability to havesome e-learning skills or show energy around e-learning and a willingnessto be open minded tolearnall the new skills in this 21st century. 20
  21. 21. Top Tip 20Employers:Include students in your interview panel. You willlearn a lot about the way the applicant interactswith them. Debrieffully with the students to find outwhat insights they have gained. 21
  22. 22. Top Tip 21Employers:Ask applicantshow they already (or might) caterfor diversity in their classrooms. 22
  23. 23. Top Tip 22Employee:In the context of catering for diversity in theclassroom, show how you encourage learners toshare where they come from and what inspiresthemoutside school. 23
  24. 24. Top Tip 23Employers:Ask applicants to describe how they might createenvironments (digital media, hands-onexperiences, text and visual images, video) -where learners can expresstheir understandingin different ways that are meaningful for them. 24
  25. 25. Top Tip 24Employers:Look to see ifapplicants are alwaysthinking aboutmultiple methods forsharing informationand instruction -recognising thatlearners are engagedin different ways atdifferenttimes. 25
  26. 26. Top Tip 25Employers:Ask an applicant to describe how they use thetools of e-learning to personalize and diversifylearning for individual students. 26
  27. 27. Top Tip 26Employers:When looking at beginning teachers (as well as agood CV); look at the fine detailsthrough theirpracticum reports, rank from their referees,interestsand strengths alongside those of theschool and whether they exhibit the "X Factor" -something which stands them out from a large 27crowd.
  28. 28. Top Tip 27Employers:Ask an applicant how theyuse e-learningtools to scaffold home/schoolpartnerships - foster learning and engagement? 28
  29. 29. Top Tip 28 21st Century learner, risk-taker, teacherEmployers:Look for the personfirst. If the personimpresses the committeewith their abilities tolearn, then they will beable to learn toeffectively integratee-learninginto their 29classroom.
  30. 30. Top Tip 29Employee:
Think about combining a paper and digitalapplication. That way you ensure potential employerscan print material as well as viewonline.For the brave, on the last page add a QR code toyour digital CV online. 30
  31. 31. Top Tip 30Employers:
Consider new ways to accept written referees/reports – such as creating a questionnaire inSurveyMonkey and asking refereesto complete.The ease and convenience of gathering thisinformation online is our Top Tip #30. 31
  32. 32. • Images sourced from:• Ucentralarkansas• Wix web design••• Arztsamui@• Photostock @• Jscreationzs @• Master isolated images @• Ohmega1982 @• DaniloRizzuti @• Digitalart@• Salvatore Vuono @ 32