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  • Matthew Cooke 09 Oct 2014 12:27pm () in korero 14 principals taking an active role in their school's strategic planning

    My thoughts around your Q:  How do we as leaders encourage...teachers 'own' and drive their own professional learning, and contribute to the strategic direction of the school, whilst ensuring that their is cohesiveness and alignment throughout the school?


    Sounds like you are doing that through your appraisal process.  Do you have an inquiry based element to your T appraisals?  You can laigny your T's inquiry against strat. plan/school charter as well.  T's are then driving their own analysis into their practice - 'why are we doing what we are doing?'   Check out RTC on NZTC. - Matthew

  • Matthew Cooke 09 Oct 2014 12:27pm () in korero 14 principals taking an active role in their school's strategic planning

    My thoughts around your Q:  How do we as leaders encourage...teachers 'own' and drive their own professional learning, and contribute to the strategic direction of the school, whilst ensuring that their is cohesiveness and alignment throughout the school?


    Sounds like you are doing that through your appraisal process.  Do you have an inquiry based element to your T appraisals?  You can laigny your T's inquiry against strat. plan/school charter as well.  T's are then driving their own analysis into their practice - 'why are we doing what we are doing?'   Check out RTC on NZTC. - Matthew

  • Matthew Cooke 17 Mar 2014 1:07pm () in MLE, Team Teaching / e-Learning

    yes - Y7 to Y10.

    Matthew

  • Matthew Cooke 17 Mar 2014 11:15am () in MLE, Team Teaching / e-Learning

    Hi Tracy

    I was on the foundation SLT @ Mission Heights Junior College - they could be on your visit list.  Also Stonefields.

    Cheers - Matthew Cooke Somerville Int. School

  • Matthew Cooke 20 Feb 2013 5:10pm () in e-Learning plans to shout about!

    yes - of course.  still early stages.  Can you ask again in 2 weeks....

     

    Matthew

  • Matthew Cooke 20 Feb 2013 4:30pm () in e-Learning plans to shout about!

    Three things to shout about at Somerville Intermediate...

    1.  Well on our way with BYOD - our community is embracing

    2.  elearning PD - our elearning PD is catering to  T's individual needs and forming one aspect of T's goals

    3.  eportfolios - all through google sites and we are working towards all 950 students having an eportfolio with some meaningful content which shows learning and learning progression by end 2013

  • Matthew Cooke 12 Feb 2013 3:27pm () in Network for Learning discussion

    N4L is exciting - thanks for info.

     

  • Matthew Cooke 12 Feb 2013 3:27pm () in Network for Learning discussion

    N4L is exciting - thanks for info.

     

  • Matthew Cooke 05 Nov 2012 11:03am () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I have been finding all the discussion around the ELPF SO interesting - thanks everyone!   We have begun looking at the framework at our school of 950 students.  We are using the framework for pedagaoy first, devices second.  As such the framework gives us a great baseline to begin.  Interestingly enough, the results if where teachers think we are at are very similar to our own 'in-house' e-learning survey.  I would recommend this to do with your school as well as both surveys together can help support.  

    The ELPF links to our e-learning.ICT strat. plan and also meshes well with our e-learning 2013 Action Plan. We also ensuring that there are links with the elearning Action Plan 2013.  

  • Matthew Cooke 08 Oct 2012 5:22pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    From my working with collegaues they have been 'crying out' for more gear which they believe is the key to supporting e-elearning.  Not sure how true this is.  I know Orewa College went ICT gear first (ipads) and then pedagogy second.  When purchasing gear, consider the needs of your staff.  How much access to gear does one teacher need?  What about Bring Your Own Devices?  How does that work with purchasing gear?  Do you have 'digital classes'?  Are they still needed?  Does the digital become your 'model' elearning class?  Does e-learning become a goal for Teachers in 2013?  How do we target professional development e-learning?  

    I am always ineterested in research to support e-elearning that asks the question how e-learning supports student achievement?   e-learning can support student enegagement which one could assume supports learning.  e-learning can support collaboration and Maori and Pasifika student learning needs and CWSN.  

    We owe it our students in a 21st Century learning environemt and the ubiquitous nature of elearning to ensure elearning happens in the classroom and students cn use it to connect, collaborate and  choose e-learning tolls and strategies to support their leanring and their next steps in learning.