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  • Glenys Rogers 22 Sep 2014 11:28am () in 2014: Principals’ Leadership applied to strategic planning for the integration of technologies across the school community | NAPP Kōrero 14

    In response to Graeme's question about valuing where staff are in their own e-learning - the planning framework allows for this.  We used it at a school level and individual level and as you would with students there is an expectation that progress will be seen.  This will be different from teacher to teacher and by using the framework they can see what the next stage is.  The challenge is to structure the PD so that there are challenges for all - UDL style.

    All the usual supports must be in place for staff who find this challenging.  It has taken us over 5 years to get to the stage where when learning is discussed e-learning is part of the conversation not an extra.  

  • Glenys Rogers 08 Nov 2013 2:09pm () in 2013: Leadership and strategic planning for e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 14

    Agree with Chris.  We have had 3 years of ICT PD via a cluster and a year of BEL and we are still planning for "where to next" as the more we discover about Digital Citizenship, BYOD, using devices in classrooms etc while maintaining "best teaching practice" and a sound pedagogical base for any innovations, the more we know we have to consider.  Its a fantastic journey with the destination unknown - but it does take time and a good sense of humour.

  • Glenys Rogers 26 Sep 2013 10:28am () in Knowing my learners (Linda Ojala)

    I have enjoyed reading all the postings and would like to offer another persepctive - that of a leader working with their staff.  We do need to consider all aspects of UDL when planning for staff PD, staff meetings etc.  If we believe that we need to consider all the students (staff) then maybe how we approach staff learning (PD) also needs a different approach.  We all have introverts, extroverts, talkers, thinkers, etc on our staff who may never have been able to learn in their preferred "style".  Food for thought.

  • Glenys Rogers 29 Aug 2013 10:40am () in 2013: Leadership and strategic planning for e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 14

    From the perspective of being the principal of a small semi-rural primary school who encouraged our Year 4 - 6 students to BYOD most the above points are ones that we have had to work through.  Our BOT has also lead the way encouraging us to be innovative and forward thinking.  Our school's values have been incorporated into how we plan all aspects of daily life so it was not a major step to work with families on being a respectful and responsible digital citizen.  Initially we worked from key Competencies to "e-competencies" then to digital citizenship.  It took us several years of ICT PD and involvement in Blended E-learning to give the teachers the confidence to let go of the paper and consider this as an option.  We have kept our parents informed all the way and yes there has been some resistance although as they see how motivated and enthusiastic their children are this is lessening.  The infrastructure and hardware has been the biggets hurdle but we have been snupped and have UFB and purchased a reliable wireless system so that on most days it works consistently.  Some of our Y4 6 students now choose multiple tools for any task - they are creative in their use of all learning environments and are able to share with younger students.

    I have been excited about how far we have all come and I endeavour to say that publically as often as possible.