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  • Carl Condliffe 24 Nov 2015 9:59am () in Sustainable Strategies: Integrating e-learning, leadership inquiry and classroom practice | Kōrero 14 2015

    How exactly do you plan on using the SAMR model Katie? Is it just a feedback continuum for staff and their approach to technology or are you using it as a guide to plan your professional development etc?

    I remember having a confused staffroom when I discussed the SAMR model (most likely useless presenting!), but I found this image that was a little more layman friendly when describing the model!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZ9Y7wMCQAEP989.jpg

  • Carl Condliffe 24 Nov 2015 9:52am () in Sustainable Strategies: Integrating e-learning, leadership inquiry and classroom practice | Kōrero 14 2015

    I really like the e-Learning Planning Framework. It clearly outlines the "evolution" of a school with regard to their integration of technology in meaningful ways. I actually wish I had seen this document a lot earlier than I had!

    I have taught in two schools at the time they were implementing their BYOD / e-Learning plans, and I must say that one school implemented it significantly better than the other. The big difference between the two was the Pre Emerging phase of the eLPF. There was a really strong direction and focus provided by the leadership team who had created goals linking to the schools strategic plan. As the school moved into the Emerging phase (which lasted 1-2 years) the staff were given significant PD and support in looking at meaningful uses of technology in the classroom - Less substitution and more authentic approaches! That particular school transitioned into each phase in a positive manner and both students and teachers were better positioned for it.

    The other school took more of a "provide the infrastructure and devices" approach and hoped for the best. Safe to say that staff confidence is lower than it could be and technology is not really embedded as it could / should be.

  • Carl Condliffe 24 Nov 2015 9:48am () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I really like the e-Learning Planning Framework. It clearly outlines the "evolution" of a school with regard to their integration of technology in meaningful ways. I actually wish I had seen this document a lot earlier than I had!

    I have taught in two schools at the time they were implementing their BYOD / e-Learning plans, and I must say that one school implemented it significantly better than the other. The big difference between the two was the Pre Emerging phase of the eLPF. There was a really strong direction and focus provided by the leadership team who had created goals linking to the schools strategic plan. As the school moved into the Emerging phase (which lasted 1-2 years) the staff were given significant PD and support in looking at meaningful uses of technology in the classroom - Less substitution and more authentic approaches! That particular school transitioned into each phase in a positive manner and both students and teachers were better positioned for it.

    The other school took more of a "provide the infrastructure and devices" approach and hoped for the best. Safe to say that staff confidence is lower than it could be and technology is not really embedded as it could / should be.

  • Carl Condliffe 30 Aug 2015 8:51pm () in Resourcing how and why of e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 2015

    Fantastic contribution Claire. I would like to respond that I really believe we should have our staff and teachers strengthen the "foundations". We can have all the infrastructure in the world, but without having some prior knowledge, training or sound experience, we are tasking our staff with a job they can be significantly under prepared for. Yes we can and should help them evolve, but I think at the inception of an e-Learning initiative SLT and principals should be more direct with their approach to training.

    I have been in two schools rolling out e-Learning plans in conjunction with starting BYOD. One had a significant training period (almost a year) where staff spent at least an hour a week getting their heads around the framework, research, pedagogical alignment as well as basics of using technology. The second school was not so robust with their foundation work and I feel are paying the price for that now.

     

  • Carl Condliffe 31 Jul 2015 9:31am () in Introductions..

    Hi team, ill kick it off with a bit of a copy paste of my application email. Looking forward to meeting all of you.

    I am in my second year as HOD PE and Health at Rongotai College as well as their Director of e-Learning. Prior to this I spent 8 years at Wellington High School, 5 of those as HoF PE and Health and various ICT lead teacher roles.

    My passion for technology stems from my love of gaming - as a young teacher I was fortunate enough to be a semi professional gamer travelling the world to compete and play video games. The application of technology in the classroom was a natural progression!

    I am a big proponent of the flipped classroom and other aspects of blended learning. My YouTube channel hosts 80+ educational videos and has 250+ subscribers. I have presented in front of a variety of audiences and conferences on the topic of the flipped classroom, and later in the year will be presenting the keynote at the Australian Council for Health, PE and Recreation Tasmania State conference.

    I use a range of tools in the classroom and am always looking for new ways to create authentic learning opportunities for my students. I think the HP Ambassador role would be a great opportunity to try to incorporate different aspects of technology, while sharing my journey with other educators.