Friday afternoon at the end of a full staff development day and 70 teachers are fully engaged. How did this happen?
Mar 10 2013
Mount Carmel Catholic High School TeachMeet.
Teachers sharing their practice in 7 minute sessions. A wonderful 30 minute session to close a day of professional learning.
The first teacher spoke of an innovative approach to engaging students in science through a ramification strategy.
Next a teacher shared a open collaborative brainstorming strategy that places the students in the control of their learning.
The third focussed on student collaboration in google drive as a strategy to improve student learning along with Edmodo and other tools. Finally we heard about a range of differentiation and classroom management strategies to try.
A great way to finish the professional development day, teachers sharing their practice in an open and supportive way.
Mar 04 2013
Mobile Technologies in Education
After almost two years on Secondment at PLANE I have returned to the Wollongong Diocese and hit the ground running. So many ideas and so little time however I will endeavour to maintain this blog and start sharing some of the great things that I see around the Diocese and else where.
Mark Treadwell, critical friend of PLANE describes “The Global Transformation in Education”. It addresses the forces of change that are causing educators globally to rethink what education for today’s students should involve.
I really admire Coach Wooden. Just imagine if education was about encouraging and empowering students to become their person best. I think its a nice goal to take into the new year.
I am currently flat out coordinating the PLANE trials, more information about the trials below.
PLANE is currently conducting a trials which will run until the 28th of November. Pre service teachers, teachers and teacher leaders from the Catholic Education System, Department of Education and Communities, the Association of Independent Schools and NSW universities are devoting their time to trialing the early stages of PLANE.
The trial is focusing on the following main areas
Four days into the trial teachers have attended live online information sessions, created professional portfolios, experienced PLANE professional learning and attended Virtual World Bootcamp Sessions.
Making schools relevant and engaging to boys through gaming. Well worth watching and thinking about.
Jun 15 2011