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  • Alistair 30 Sep 2014 10:46am () in 2014: Principals’ Leadership applied to strategic planning for the integration of technologies across the school community | NAPP Kōrero 14

    Hi Fiona,

    I have only just become aware of this tool and like you it appears to be an obvious first step particularly at a management/leadership level but then also to then develop whole school views. Sometimes it is difficult to see the strategy behind some elearning decisions and it appears to be a "jumping on the latest bandwagon" approach rather than a systematic and informed approach. I think the forward thinking approach and plan with expected outcomes makes sense. Top down leadership does not necessarily take advantage of the skills within the staff which may not necessarily be held by senior leadership. One of the frustrations I have often had is not understanding how a particular decision has been made due to lack of involvement. I know there is a balance needed here.

  • Alistair 15 Jun 2014 9:00pm () in MLEs: Learning spaces and resourcing | NAPP Kōrero 6

    Absolutely Sandra there are going to be those newly rebuilt or extensively refurbished schools who it would appesar have a distinct advantage in terms of being purpose built around MLE. We are one of the initial schools to de refurbished with a fairly modest budget and at the moment we are needing to prioritise along with our architects how to get the most out of this money and as you have put it how can we turn 150 year old into MLE's. Our architect is positive in the sense that he has worked on these projects before and can deliver for us what our vision is. In terms of convincing staff it come down to small steps and effective pd. Our staff, including those with 40 year teaching careers behind them, were really impressed with the knowledge and ability of Mark Osborne from Core to engage with them and clearly explain the whole MLE process

  • Alistair 09 Apr 2014 10:46am () in When you go digital - something has to give...

    Absolutely agree with this comment Andrew