Presentation on theme: "Leading Change for 21 st Century Learning Mentoring for whole school change toward a paradigm shift & QT using technology."— Presentation transcript:
Leading Change for 21 st Century Learning Mentoring for whole school change toward a paradigm shift & QT using technology
What are we really doing about student engagement? http://deniselofts64.edublogs.org/2010/05/16/teacher-engagement-is-that-the-first- step/
What our data told us. Students: Teachers were generally not doing a lot of things differently ( although spikes existed). Work was limited to desktop word processing, web searches, (Lower order), 1:1 communication. For teachers http://litehouse4skools.wikispaces.com/file/view/SurveySummary_03072010-2.pdf Teachers indicated limited experience in online collaborative learning, both synchronous and asynchronous. Time or interest low. Teachers perceived that the hardware..ie computer =engagement. Teachers did not have experiences beyond email, desk top publishing and 1 : 30 communication. Videos were used. NO sense of PLE and PLN.. Limited experience in collaborative learning, mainly relied on demonstration instruction ( Always 42.5 %),Sometimes group work was used (50%), Interestingly, students worked often on individual projects,54%, however only sometimes presented individual work to the class 48 %.
Do we need a paradigm shift? What is a Paradigm shift? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cp6pEzx3uw&feature=p layer_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cp6pEzx3uw&feature=p layer_embedded Initial stages with leadership from the top with emerging technologies. Confronting for many: Students as mentors, in the initial stages. “Everyone is the architect of their own learning.” — Appius Claudius, Roman Politician via @etalbert 7:23 PM Apr 29th from twhirl.
What are the underpinning theories? MENTORS & CHAMPIONS The impact of e-learning champions on embedding e- learning- in organisations, industry & communities. From the Australian Flexible learning framework. http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au /
Champions, Communities & Connectivity ‘Community of Practice’ (Wenger 1999) http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/02.+Key+Features http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/06.+The+Blue+Print+for+edutweet Connectivist Theory Modeling and building a foundation for an elearning community that underpins the complex interactions between the individual, their behaviour and the environment. (Downes, 2006 & Siemens 2004)
HT’s are the Catalysts in leading change! Leadership behaviours of successful middle managers. 1.A focus on learning 2.Consistency 3.Care 4.Commitment 5.High Expectations
Strategies to achieve this: Modeling: “Walk the talk” Monitoring: Leadership is strong when informed by data. Dialogue: Use conversation to develop everyone’s understanding about learning. Structures and systems: the work of the team is clear, explicit. Not autocratic, rather the consolidation and formalisation of agreed strategies.
Setting the Scene Learner ( teacher ) readiness Motivation to join the movement Comfort and feeling of support Support in classroom (HTs & Mentors) Ongoing support from systems, dialogue, individual and group. Already existing collaborative space to support the hardware….so that the learning can begin. http://rbscsupport4ict.wikispaces.com/
Before we begin ‘know our students’ STEP 1. Lets Join EDMODO. & the Group “HT'sLeadingChange : code to access this group is: pa4r5o …..
To finish Communities of Practice (Wenger 1999) "Communities are human systems given form by conversations of relatedness." (Block, 2008) http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/07.+An+Executive +Summary http://edutweet.wikispaces.com/07.+An+Executive +Summary Personal learning networks and communities of practice http://www.slideshare.net/GrahamAttwell/personal -learning-environments-46423 http://www.slideshare.net/GrahamAttwell/personal -learning-environments-46423