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  • Robyne Selbie 13 Jun 2015 9:11pm () in Resourcing how and why of e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 2015

    A neat summary Janine and great questions. You are really exposing some of the issues we face as leaders and how we take the steps required to achieve e-maturity (do we ever get there? ).I would also add relationships to the challenges posted. Collaborative schools are those where conversations are rich and voices are heard but learning to get along together in this environment will need attention by leaders to get the best out of their people.

    I suggest another resource which will give you some ideas too-the Universal Design for Learning is a model used in the Inclusive Education website on TKI which focus is on technology as an enabler to inclusive practices for all students. It is also rich in resources for teachers at all levels of schooling in NZ. It uses 'ramps' for learning as a metaphor as opposed to steps which have to be negotiated.

  • Robyne Selbie 13 Jun 2015 8:59pm () in Resourcing how and why of e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 2015

     I think you have highlighted issues in many schools Garth around the purchase and use of tools for e-learning but maybe not getting the vision for what they will provide and how they will change the learning environment. The conversations are about getting commitment from staff but more importantly I believe we need to be asking students what it is they need? Student voice is  critical in this process. Cheryl Doig discusses the need for getting these conversations underway in your school. 

    I went to an interesting presentation this week on the'Universal Design for learning' and I suggest you take a look at this model as you think about ways of engaging staff and students in conversations about a vision for e-learning. It is based on the premise of building ramps for student learning and planning not from the middle but from the 'edges' of your classroom so support and extension are built in to the planning. Technology helps you to do this.

  • Robyne Selbie 13 Jun 2015 8:36pm () in Resourcing how and why of e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 2015

    It is interesting reading your post Andrea, it brings back a few memories!   I wonder in this current age where student voice in the e-learning pedagogy fits? As you suggest the devices and tools are required but if we are doing essentially the same things on our tools are we entering that 'future focus' learning environment?  What do our students need to unlock their learning? Do we ask them? Are we keeping up with their needs? How do we teach the skills needed by teachers and students to work in a collaborative model?

    i wonder if we are putting enough emphasis on the relationships needed for future focus learning to flourish-the environment is very different but people will need to collaborate to release the potential available to engage our learners and overcome barriers to learning.Technology seems to provide us with sophisticated tools to do this but are we having the right conversations? I will be interested to read how you tackle this aspect of e-learning.


  • Robyne Selbie 05 Nov 2014 9:02pm () in 2014: Principals’ Leadership applied to strategic planning for the integration of technologies across the school community | NAPP Kōrero 14

    I agree Greg. This is a useful tool for school leaders . Karen Melluish Spencer took a valuable breakfast session today in Dunedin unpacking digital learning potential with e learning framework as an evaluative tool . I will post some of her notes if you want to follow up on this Korero.

  • Robyne Selbie 08 Jun 2014 11:14pm () in Leadership questions to reflect on......

    I imagine you will all be taking additional interest in the role of the Principal as you engage in these discussions and you will be taking note of the role models you have at hand. They have enormous capacity for innovation,creative thinking and visionary practice but where do they get time to do so whan their reality is also the management of people,place and community and managing a learning environment as well. Take heed of the strategies used at your place and build up your capacity to multi task and lead learning in preparation for your day in the office!

  • Robyne Selbie 03 Jun 2014 2:08pm () in Leadership questions to reflect on......

    Your comments reflect the amazing scope of the role of a principal in schools today. I liked your definition of leader from an Anglo Saxon word-how topical for NAPP and Tu Rangatira puts it into a kiwi setting. Managing this role is critical for success as burn out and loss of mojo are threats to all who take up the challenge. Having a strong sense of who you are and a sense of humour take you some of the way but what else? Once you pick up this role you are on a journey-both personal and professinional as Micheal King reminded us at hui so start preparing your survival toolkit as you go. Ka pai.

  • Robyne Selbie 26 May 2014 9:36pm () in Leadership questions to reflect on......

    When you think of the role of a principal,what comes to your mind? What does being a principal mean to you?

  • Robyne Selbie 10 Jan 2014 10:09am () in First PLG date

    PLG March 10

    9.30 am-4.00pm

  • Robyne Selbie 15 Nov 2012 1:49pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    A sane voice Andrew. Selecting appropriate resources for their learning and engagement purpose does require planning. I worry about the state of school libraries these days,many I visit are run down because of money spent on IT and little use made of their engagement potential.A story well read always captures the listener and the act of reading is critical to achievement so we do need to manage resouces well.

  • Robyne Selbie 04 Apr 2012 9:28pm () in Support for schools on the VLN

    Thanks this is very useful for beginners. Unfortunately two sections are not able to be accessed,is it possible to correct this. Thanks Robyne