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  • Catherine Swney 18 Aug 2015 2:44pm () in MLE in small schools

    Hi there

    We are a small rural school (50 children) and we are starting our MLE journey. I am looking for advice in regards to turning two of our classrooms (a year 7/8 class) and a Year 3-6 class into one MLE.  (The plans that I have received from architect show a large room with one break out room in the middle.) I am wondering whether the range of ages/maturity and academic levels of this group might be difficult to manage in this type of environment. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of scenario? Most of what I read relates to much smaller ranges than what I am dealing with. Any and all advice appreciated!

  • Catherine Swney 05 Sep 2012 5:06pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I am afraid to say that our school is probably still at the emerging level - still battling with outdated technology and when staff on ICT contract last 3 years, the initial enthusiasim was there but not sustainable because the server is not reliable and we had not gone through the process highlighted in the framework of identifying where we were at and what practical steps that we needed to do to improve practice and infrastructure, until ultra fast broadband is rolled out next year. I liked the idea mentioned on the webinaire about having big copies of the framework and teachers working through in groups , discussing where they think the school is. One way of getting whole staff buy-in and actually seeing the bigger picture of where we need to go.

    Just some thoughts!