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Appraisal, codes and standards and your e-learning goals

Started by Tessa Gray 01 Mar 2013 1:41pm () Replies (45)

Kia ora tatou, 

By now, you and your colleagues may be setting professional learning goals and these will undoubtedly align with the Practising Teacher Criteria. You will also be familiar with 'Teaching as Inquiry' model, which is central to effective pedagogy as outlined in the NZCBy combining these two processes, teachers can make some clear decisions about their own professional learning and development goals for this year which can in turn feed into the appraisal process.

QUESTION: How many of you have learning goals that incorporate some aspect of e-learning?

In this thread, we'd like to unpack the appraisal process with particular reference to e-learning goals. In doing so, we can explore stories, share examples, tips and advice on how:

  • we can set goals that integrate e-learning to reflect current classroom practice and meet our learners' needs, particularly our Māori and Pasifika students and those with identified learning needs.
  • our e-learning goals align with registered teacher outcomes and are part of the appraisal process.
  • we might use online spaces to collect evidence of how our inquiry is going against the registered teacher criteria.
  • school leaders can support teachers to incorporate e-learning into goals during the appraisal process

Enabling e-Learning is also pleased to announce that the Registered Teacher Criteria and e-learning resource is now live! Teachers can access e-learning examples that support each of the twelve criteria. More great ideas on this theme can be found in, Appraisals and technology.

So, pop in, free free to introduce yourself, tell us where you're from and your perspective on appraisal and e-learning goals. We'd love to hear what you, your syndicate/department or school is currently doing in relation to this process. 


  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 07 Sep 2017 9:47am ()

    Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday (special thank you to Katrina Laurie) in the interactive webinar on Seesaw 2: Teacher e-portfolios. There were some great conversations in the chat box, as we learned ways to archive and reflect on the evidence for our teacher appraisal - aligned with the new codes and standards and of course professional inquiry using Seesaw as a digital portfolio.

    We also touched on building trusting relationships with critical buddies, so we could scaffold learning conversations that might challenge and extend our thinking and practice - avoiding the trap of talking in an echo chamberOut of this, came the realisation that we were to invite multiple perspectives and rigorous learning conversations from others in our Seesaw teacher e-portfolios (ie: posting comments online), then we would need some protocols for how these interactions could be safe, learning focused and constructive. We've started to brainstorm some ideas in a shared Google doc if you'd like to dive in and add to the table at the bottom.

    Screenshot Seesaw 2 webinar

    In the meantime, if you missed the webinar or just want to watch it again, here's the recording. Please feel free to tell us what you thought, by sharing your feedback as well. smiley

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 05 Sep 2017 2:37pm ()

    Kia ora tatou, tomorrow afternoon we're hosting, LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw 2 Teacher eportfolios, 6 September, 3.45-4.45pm an interactive experience to find out how, as teachers we can use Seesaw as a digital e-Portfolio. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour and show us how the Seesaw tools can easily be used to highlight/evidence the new codes and standards for teachers. During this session we will:

    • Look briefly at what is involved with teacher practice – inquiry, appraisal, codes and standards
    • Highlight ways to encourage socialisation of teacher reflection through shared conversation
    • Begin to use Seesaw as a digital tool to capture evidence and reflective practice

    We’ll also underpin practical ideas with the understanding that teacher inquiry is an evaluative process and there are some useful frameworks to help this become a manageable reality. Katrina’s ideas in Seesaw will also illustrate how we an capture evidence of student engagement and achievement.

    Here's a sneak preview...

    Another key idea is that teaching is not an isolated activity, we do this collectively, together. Engaging in constructive learning talk together can offer opportunities that inevitably lead to achieving collective/collaborative goals. Part of the learning conversations is to make practice-based decisions from multiple views – not just what we’ve always known (become accustomed to) or draw on automatically to inform our solutions. 

    The wero:


    How can carefully challenge teacher beliefs and assumptions while still honouring multiple perspectives?

    How can we do this in a safe and constructive way when using digital tools like e-Portfolios (Seesaw)?

    You might also like:

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 30 Aug 2017 10:23am ()

    I've been working on my own professional inquiry/appraisal lately as well as working with teachers to continue to reflect on their practice in this way.

    Sometimes we need some top tips to help make this process manageable. I'm starting to record my reflections (using Quicktime on my computer) and linking to those in Google drive instead of typing these. What are you doing to share your reflections with others, that isn't too time-consuming? 

    You might also be interested in our next up-coming webinar:

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw 2 Teacher eportfolios, 6 September, 3.45-4.45pm

    SeesawCome and join us for our second hands-on experience to find out (in more detail) how Seesaw can be used as a digital ePortfolio for teachers. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour and show us how the Seesaw tools can easily be used to highlight/evidence the new codes and standards for teachers. This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. 

  • Allanah King (View all users posts) 23 Aug 2017 1:12pm ()

    You might like to look at how the old PTC align with the new STP.

    This is the alignment as a Google Doc so you can easily copy and add/review.

    It is not my own-rather a copy of the EDUCANZ PDF which is hard to edit!!!


  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 23 Aug 2017 8:44am ()

    Thanks Tim for letting us know this was worth sharing. Also fab to see the ripples have extended to your colleagues. Beautiful thing is, these kinds of digital portfolios can follow you wherever you go.

    Here's another gem shared in Facebook Teachers Group (Gillian). She's created a 30 slide presentation and called for crowd-sourced indicators/ideas/examples because, 'why reinvent the wheel'?

    You might find this Google slide presentation useful to on-share and add to as well? 

  • Tim Thatcher (View all users posts) 22 Aug 2017 8:58pm ()

    Thanks for those resources!. I took inspiration from Leigh's video and transferred a lot of my inquiries onto Blogger. Feel free to have a look: mrtthatch.blogspot.co.nz/

    Being able to label the posts makes it a lot easier. Many of my staff have since followed suit and are busy building their blogger pages. 



  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 11 Aug 2017 11:06am ()

    Some generous educators have been creating some fabulous resources for us - transitioning from the old PTCs to the six standards for the teaching profession, Our Code Our Standards (Education Council).

    You might also like, Practising teacher criteria evidence and reflections.

    Let us know how you have found these useful. Also, if you have any other useful resources to share (save reinventing the wheel), please feel free to add them here. smiley

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 30 Mar 2017 3:45pm ()

    Yesterday we learned how Seesaw can be used a digital portfolio for teachers. Here's two more great resources for anyone wanting to use digital portfolios to help capture professional inquiry:

    Practising Teacher Criteria and e-learning  Updated resources in Enabling e-Learning (TKI).

      Conversations with Kathe Tawhiwhirangi about the purpose and potential of digital eportfolios for both teachers and students.

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 05 Nov 2015 12:24pm ()

    Just saw this in Facebook today: A link to ‪#‎edublogs‬ google sheet with teacher and principal examples of portfolios. Dive in and share your own: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TM08HBsUS2K1zCD4h6pAABsinBjNoLUJJ5QknMQy7no/edit#gid=504074080

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 29 Oct 2015 11:31am ()

    A big huge thank you to Leigh Hynes for yesterday's busy and well received webinar. The room was packed, the conversations were stacked and a lot of us have since been inspired to become more proactive about our online portfolios - to archive, reflect and welcome collaboration.

    You can access the full Webinar: Digital portfolios for teachers recording below.

     Digital portfolios webinar screenshot

    Leigh's Google presentation is below.

    And feel free to continue the conversations in the Twitter hashtag #eelwebinar as well as this thread too.

    Twitter conversations

    Anything you do for yourself or at your school to digitise your professional profile online?

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