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Regional Meeting Oct 5 2010 Minutes: Revision

Manaiakalani, Russell Burt
decile 1a cluster, about generational change netbooks 5-13 free wireless student homes parent training,  kids working online infrastructure funding for 1st 60 users build about to begin housing new zealand given 167k applied curriculum to get NEN to allow them sms's scraped and then presented with a teacher dashboard with that info in it (paid by housing nz) yan zvabadski thinks their is an over focus on e-portfolios, it is a slice only. need to define what working in the cloud looks like and what their set of texts are working with WINZ to get electronic stuff on the stationary subsidy 1st 100 devised gifted to the project parent leases negotiated with Equico for next trench
manaiakalani.org  has all of the delivery phases etc and you are welcome ot come and share
387 for asus netback nude, 5-9 on a tuesday 10 people are coming for the cost of pizzas to make images etc
7 schools in the cluster, aiming to end with all schools (11)

Connected Dave Winter, Southwell
in one of three areas approved for crown fibre rollout has charitable status for loop, has trust funding for an admin person will share trust deed if people want it have done a pilot of events this year, 26 november will have a final session where all schools report to a structure on what they are doing, hoping for 35 schools in attendance will offer them a cut price membership for next year offering some night time meetings as well challenges around the model, one high school at the moment and need leadership from other high schools as they come on board need to repurpose the existing ict pd structure for the new regional model challenge to develop online just in time resources, trialling edconnect model wasn't really in place at beginning of contract, but feel confident that they have one for next year.

kapiti collective 10 primary and 2 secondary aiming to raise student achievement by using assessment information 3k students 350 teachers looking to link primary and secondary sectors, better engagement from primary than secondary
fibre goes into the two colleges, then sent by wireless to a dish on the hill and then resent down to the primaries. paul norris has provided the wireless infrastructure blew the cap by 22k in first month colleges paying 12k each and then charging primaries for their connections
developing consistent assessment practice within the KC schools, PAT data is now in a shared website, took 3/4 of year to achieve it, but all NSN data etc in there can share access to others as there are two levels of entry NZCER has created the space for it all KC schools will begging to use and share longitudinal student achievement and engagement data to raise student achievement mathematics already identified as an area that needs further inquiry
Professional development Thirsty Thursdays what makes a difference, visible learning lab (hates research) inquiry led teaching martin renton trends in ict derek wenmoth
lead team days evidence based practice data collection and evidence
opportunities for development 2010 structure of lead teams from each school may no longer meet our needs for 2011 groups of cross-school working parties with various portfolios eg mathematics, e-portfolios, year 8/9 transition, ict development (clear rationale and outcomes etc), data collection secondary involvement, larger schools/fewer teachers represented assessment literacy, skills in data collection, analysis, interpretation and use KC database for all assessment information eg PAT asttle SEA etc
wellington loop chllenges the interdependency and inter relationship between the loop itself and the ict pd contract delivering a lot of PD to leaders but have little or no control over what happens when they go back to their schools
Highlights some great leadership committed to using ict as a learning tool 6 schools on contract and 9 schools on loop currently strong collaboration stream, collaboration days to set up and run cross school projects and assessment info currently mainly teacher sharing, hoping to move to student sharing next year.
OtagoNet and DunedinNet peterhills dunedinnet ken otago net 26 high schools come from a background of delivering courses to each others schools, over 50 classes offered currently trying to bridge the town/country divide but also to move more firmly into the professional learning area. focus on personalized and blended learning areas schools have to sign up to email database and use this to consult the masses and hear what they wanted and which of their existing structures they wanted to keep or change google apps is used a lot, all rural and half dunedin schools signed up to google apps different communities will move at their own pace in a direction that soots them. cluster will facilitate/support that and help move them from meeting immediate needs towards transformational change
was distrust originally but it is breaking down schools are moving to the cloud

formal TRLI  research conducted along with outage university to get research information to hopefully challenge if online learning is/has to be second best option 
AimHi 8 south auckland secondary schools (the wellington school has not joined) the use of assessment data to inform better practice i the classroom recognized three steps that participating teachers will need to pass through in some ways, differentiating pd to suit 1 can create and administer tests in easttle 2 can analyze and use assessment data 3 adapt pedagogy and new strategies
looking to build capacity within schools, though mindful that they are schools with a cluster, so respond to needs rather than have a set delivery have a group of school liaison teachers who can drive the project rather than necessarily be lead teachers as such. Have a math and an english champion for easttle. then expanded to english and maths teachers aim was to move to other subject teachers once two areas are well embedded, plan to cyle out to students and parents. Some schools already looking to change that focus to one that suits them more one school has taken year 8 and 9 math students and come out of their classes and with reference to their easttle data and teachers they are setting own learning goals and defining own weaknesses and areas to work on. one school doing a lot with their tongan boys, high levels of community involvement looking at other communities than schools ie church, sport, ethnicity
have set up a ning, but it has not really taken off, ended up paying for ning and then lost groups and resources so lost a deal of momentum in that area have overcome some of the problems with easttle access sold originally on the idea that ultra fast broadband was coming, but it is now looking unlikely over the duration of the project. may self fund onto fibre/snup if needed
having been an existing cluster has stood them in good stead. great deal of respect, joy to work with

e-central et al looking at regionally, capacity building and sustanability michael fuller says that moral leaders act intentionally to raise standards in their own and other schools russell bishop framework for sustainability, clear goals, pedagogy (elearning friendly), institutions and structures (often not set up for ict in secondaries), proactive, informed leadership, spread leadership (in school, cluster, community, need evidence and ownership  russell bishop says these things need to happen at school, and outside the school, and somewhere else i forgot already need to get shift from traditional cluster to regional, so stay out of classroom gone from activity based program ot a people based program, as need principals, ict teams and lead teachers to sustain momentum important ot be able to sit with principals and answer their questions, what is an LMS, should i buy one, should i sign up for a free one? developing an ICT capacity audit tool 16 aspects, starting with community, then students, then leadership, then infrastructure finding schools appreciate being able to sit down and talk with some people knowledgeable in this area, hope to have it available for others in 2011

Cyber Savvy implementing an LMS, primaries with knowledgenet, moodle for secondary have realized over the year that the LMS is only a little part of the picture and need to inform people with a bigger picture to overcome reluctance secondaries dragging chain, variation will see shift to wider capacity issues
challenges secondary principals/teachers

Link Learning issues around ICT people having sufficient influence in schools, needs correcting through leadership LMS day was a great success, lots of opportunities to interact and for all schools to get "neutral" information. facilitated discussions


NEAL ultimate in self managed isolated schools, but have finally started to get understanding of collaboration have fibre network of 40 schools for 3 years PD cluster had allowed the capacity to work with people at a pedagogical level 40 schools is now over 50 schools as vector have been marketing hard this year North Shore now being dropped in favor of Northern as there are an increasing number of schools on the southern side of the bridge. neal.school.nz have a teacher that has been working on the london grid for learning, melissa

SCD (Southern Central Divide) project centered around blended learning all schools have online learning looking at blending online and face to face with a focus on changing school structures wanting teachers to collaborate within cluster so that their is a common space where teachers can pool resources and students and teachers can collaborate have all lead teachers enrolled in elearning courses through the uni of canterbury and will finish three years with a diploma. have a working online community of practice that has 30 teachers sharing in it have had a couple of withdrawals and they will be replaced have a range of abilities managing teacher workload is a challenge how can a single teacher impact on each school
stuff is on wikieducator http://wikieducator.org/SCD
southteach.org.nz connected.org.nz
GCSN aim to have 160 schools on network by 2011 currently 50 schools, in a month 60+ tendered last year for internet services and with SNAP, dropped costs to schools by about 35%, free national traffic, free international access to certain providers, data caps but no penalty for going over caps, gives them some options.
great power in aggregating demand, Mike thinks tomorrows schools has been a disaster for ICT.
CDC, Enable, CORE -> MoE regional ICTPD -> Christchurch City Libraries -> 91 schools -> back to CDC
120 schools turned up to first meeting looking for mandate to be part of regional cluster
70 schools at start of contract, now 90 schools
Libraries are involved
happy to share trust deed
believe that principal must be on board, lead teacher on their own cannot affect change
GCSN Trust -> Principlas reference group -> Curriculum and technical committees -> principals associations -> back to GCSN Trust
term one was completely aimed at principals, derek prepared a series of slides and put them on website so that principals to use with staff if they want so they are not left alone and feel unsupported
ran some meetings for principals and BoT covering some very basic information
GCSN.school.nz
looking to see what structure would be best, trust, company etc, look to now plus sustainability
programs, projects and professional learning
program for scholarship mentoring
lost 4-5 weeks with the earthquake
languages are becoming a very big thing, have some secondary schools providing languages to year 7/8
take schools by the hand and support them to enroll for sup 3 etc
enable network aims to provide voip, hosted pabx, video bridge, hosted services, mobile services
vision is that it is about educational outcomes, instead of just selling tools and leaving it
if starting out, form a group, give yourself a name because that is how you present yourself to the world (or the ministry at least) identify greatest needs, ict, pd, wireless etc and define your easiest wins. for enable it was internet services develop dialogue with vendor community. your favorite vendor will not give you the best price without competition (rfi process helps with this) make sure you get from them in writing, experience in education, pricing, serves, do they have the will to work with you? rfi/rfp   keep it simple, let them tell you what they are going to offer you get reference checks, ask them for al ist of customers that you can randomly call make sure they document everything, no verbal agreements no more than 12 month contracts, everything is changing to quickly document service level agreements, negotiate penalties if they will let you
learning centers computing is not abut computers anymore. It is about living    Nicholas Negroponte
gcsn the new infrastructure the world in which our young people reside is a vast digital landscape
gcsn educationally focussed effectively access and share content with other schools participate in real time vc and virtual classrooms access innovative education, ICT and communications service providers

looking to run three sessions at end of october and beginning of november for eliminate session on earthquake experience
gcsn web 2 tools the true power of a collaborative environment differentiated learning and greater flexibility in student involvement a way for teachers to digitally track their students progress and learning treating the process as important as the end product empowering tools…
south learning centre is attached to the south library in christchurch
Neil Melhuish what is the whole programme about: where was ictpd going next, need principal level input, aligning vision, principals to go and drive change in their schools

UFB: address any burning, precise questions to Marg McLeod or Douglas Harre

Change: ICT PD clusters will be grandfathered, the intention is they will run full term and then money will be transferred off to other elearning pd
Reporting looking to change processes around milestones, looking to move stories into online space so that they are searchable etc