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1 Review of IRIS Connect Why IRIS Connect? What has happened so far? Training and on-going support Questions Session Objectives

2 What is IRIS Connect?

3 IRIS connect is a professional development tool It uses video cameras and a secure web-based application to record lesson observations The system is designed to put individuals in control of observations Each user has their own account from which they can schedule observations & control how they share the video amongst their peers.

4 Collaborating is key for effective professional development Why IRIS Connect? Contextualised learning provides effective adult learning High quality teachers depend on professional development There are significant benefits of using this technology..... The challenge: creating the right environment!

5 All agreements & necessary documentation have been signed Cameras have been dispatched to schools, accounts set-up & licenses allocated Schools should be contacting ELECTROBOARD to complete the installation process ELB Helpdesk Where are we up to?

6 For best results: Teachers need to feel comfortable in their use of the system Teachers are well trained Teacher use of the system focuses on improved student outcomes A plan is in place for how teachers interact with IRIS Connect

7 Leadership Meeting Identify the IRIS Champs who will use IRIS Connect first - explore IRIS in detail - understand how it fits into the school's objectives - provide access to the rest of the community Identify a specific teaching strategy - what is the focus of the implementation? - how does IRIS align to the school's strategic plan?

8 Completion of the install with ELB Helpdesk(post Helpdesk call) ELB Education Consultant to meet with Leadership Team at school to plan IRIS Connect implementation and deliver training to IRIS champs - please refer to Pages 4-6 in the Leadership guide What needs to happen next?

9 Webinars, Term Videos online IRIS Connect National forum November , 4:00 - 5:00pm https://www.seeshareshape.com.au/share/VC/virtualexcursions.a spx?EventID=7273&SessionID=7561&ActivityID=10055 Administrator Training (for Location & Technical Administrators) 45 mins Tuesday February 4th 2014; Tuesday March 11th 2014 Getting Started (for all users) 60 mins Wednesday February 5th 2014; Wednesday March 12th 2014 To be made available on-line Forthcoming Training

10 * What are your uses for IRIS Connect? * How do you increase self reflection and sharing amongst staff? * What is the potential for collaboration? IRIS Connect National Forum

11 Chifley College Mount Druitt, case study Innovation in Teaching and Learning Further reading From Good to Great

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