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  • Pam Dacey 30 May 2017 9:24pm () in HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :)

    Hi Tessa

    Thank you so much for this feedback and the resources and suggestions. The clip illustrates my situation and feelings exactly.

    I don't currently have any PLD planned but definitely need to look in to this for myself as well as my staff. Do you have any suggestions? I will check out all of your resources also.

    I'm in the final throws of finishing Mind Lab so have been lost in the depths of my assignments for the last few months coming up for air to breathe and connect with the world every now and then. I feel like I can start to focus more intently on this process now andgear my PD and reading towards this so am very appreciative of all you ideas and links :)

     

  • Pam Dacey 30 May 2017 9:12pm () in Feedback on Teacher Inquiry please? Am I on the right track?

    Kia Ora Rebbecca

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I will have to check the form and fix the hunch missing.

    Thank you so much for all your reflections and for the resources. They will be so helpful in focusing my inquiry. I am very grateful :)

  • Pam Dacey 30 May 2017 9:04pm () in Feedback on Teacher Inquiry please? Am I on the right track?

    Hi Heather

    Thanks very much for your feedback and questions. 

    We are a BYOD school and I have about 7 children who have taken this up. We are tech rich though so have 1 to 1 devices almost. 

    We would engage with the parents firstly through movenote then via email. The students will use Google Docs and Edmodo to communicate.

    Thanks for the positive vibes :)

  • Pam Dacey 30 May 2017 12:16am () in Feedback on Teacher Inquiry please? Am I on the right track?

    Hi Frances

     

    Thank you very much for your feedback :) 

    I am working with Year 5/6. We are a Mac school and I was thinking of using Google docs and Movenote for sharing feedback video with parents. We are just beginning our trial of Seesaw so I'm not sure if I can use that in this Inquiry? Mainly because I have never used it before. However I think taht this will defnitely be the way we will go in the future.

    I will look at the resourceyou have quoted also as shifting mindset is also something I need to do.

    Brilliant! Thank you so much :) 

  • Pam Dacey 30 May 2017 12:08am () in HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :)

    What an awesome idea Tanya! We had talked abou this a while back but I like the way that your school has done it. I will definitely discuss this with my Digital Team. I think that this has excellent potential to smoothing the way forward. Thank you so much :)

  • Pam Dacey 29 May 2017 10:10pm () in HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :)

    This is great! I'll definitely drop some of these analogies in to conversation. You are completely correct of course. I think I have a difficult road ahead with a few of my staff btu i must remain hopeful. I also should focus on the staff that I can get on board more easily first too so that my energies are spent more wisely. I'm hoping that once most of the staff have made the shift in pedagogy then the few who are dragging the chain might also hop on board? Crossing fingers!

  • Pam Dacey 29 May 2017 10:06pm () in HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :)

    Thank you so much for all of your thought provoking words. I feel frustrated as I am one of the early adopters at my school, hence I am in charge of the Digital Team. I have attempted to lead change in my school before with the implementation of GAFE which was a rocky road due to my "charging bull" approach. I did not develop a critical mass of staff who were on board before diving in and had to spend a lot of time plugging gaps and dragging people along who were less than happy.

    This time I have opted for a slightly slower pace beginning with the theory behind the what and why of 21st century learning in hope that this might light a spark and give them a base knowledge to try to scaffold their learning. I also tried to get them to see how it fits in to what we are already doing so that they could see that it fits with our schools current journey. I wanted to create a positive atmosphere to begin our journey in to changing pedagogy. 

    Unfortunately I fear that I may have miscommunicated exactly how far down the track we are. Clearly this staff member thought that she didn't need to make changes and she was confident that she was doing all she needed to. To be fair she is a very innovative teacher who uses play based learning in her room beautifully! She is just very anti technology. She can't see how or why she could or should use IT in her room. I have a few teachers (junior school) who feel the same way. Is this ok? Are they right? I have tried to convince them or give them ideas but nothing has worked so far. Should I bother? If so, has anyone found a way that works best? I thought that I might need to personalise the PD somehow but when??? I am up to my eyeballs with work now...as are they. ARGH!!!

  • Pam Dacey 29 May 2017 9:45pm () in HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :)

    Thank you so much for this Brendon. Yes I think I need to remember that this might be a huge shift in mindset for some. Others just can't see past the IT and think that's all it is. I will check out Mark Osborne's work. Thanks again :)

  • Pam Dacey 29 May 2017 12:19am () in HELP! How do I reply to this comment made by a staff member? Suggestions please! :)

    Thanks so much for these suggestions Julia :) This comment came after a session of introducing 21st Century skills and learning to our staff. Clearly some still either don't fully understand what it is or are stuck in their ways and not too interested in changing? I guess I need to convince them more clearly about the what and the why?