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1 Critical Factors for the Effective Introduction of IWBs into Schools David Prchal With thanks to our Major Sponsors and Host School:

2  Introductions  About Morningside School  Our IWB Journey  Our Future Directions  My 2009 Sabbatical Award  Pulling it all together

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4 Teacher training in Auckland 10 years in South Auckland Schools 8 years rural teaching principal 13 years non-teaching principal Ongoing learner Early adopter

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8 September 2006: My introduction to an IWB October 2006: Presentations to teachers by vendors Teacher selection Budgeting Our Journey

9 March 2007: School visits April 2007: First two IWBs installed May 2007: Sharing meeting June 2007: Second two IWBs installed February 2008: IWB number 5

10 In-school vendor sessions (one per term) User group meetings School-based sharing sessions Initial Professional Development

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13 Deliberate focus on curriculum Principal, Deputy and Assistant Principals to IWBNet conference in Melbourne Staff training in groups Follow-up practice time We Start Again

14 2008/09 Classroom Upgrades

15 Principal Sabbatical term 1 Change in school leadership team Key teacher returns from overseas Ongoing vendor & school based PD ICT Contract project team 2009

16 ICT Contract: IWB & Numeracy Regional Trainer appointment School-based training IWBNet Conference presentations Promethean Centre of Excellence accreditation 2010

17 Embed IWBs into everyday use Every teacher is an expert Sharing within and across schools IWBs support quality teaching practice Our Future Directions

18 Purpose: To investigate and discuss strategies for the effective introduction of IWBs into schools and to explore successful practices that support teacher development as a teaching and learning tool. Sabbatical 2009

19 School visits: 3 schools each in Northland, Auckland and Hamilton Principal to Principal discussion Classroom visits Conversations with teachers & students

20 And a lot of sailing

21 Sabbatical Findings Planning team Purpose Selection of teachers Placement in classrooms Placement in the school Purchase cost Ongoing costs Principal commitment

22 The Principal is committed and involved The whole school community is on board Commitment to full implementation Accept that this will take time Critical Factors for Success

23 Focus on quality teaching and learning Ongoing training and support The Principal is a lead learner and user Attitude: “Feel the fear and just do it!” More Critical Factors

24 Recommended Reading

25 David Prchal Principal, Morningside School, Whangarei, NZ. Thank you for your attendance

26 Session Evaluation Q1 How would you rate the performance of the presenter in this session? 1.Excellent 2.Very Good 3.Neutral 4.Poor 5.Extremely poor

27 Session Evaluation Q2 1.How would you rate the value of this session? 1.Excellent 2.Very Good 3.Neutral 4.Poor 5.Extremely poor

28 Thank You Please remember to keep your Activexpression with you for the duration of the conference. Thank you

29 Thank you to our Sponsors

30 Contact Information


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