Presentation on theme: "Partners in Learning Partners in Learning UK: Next Steps Kristen Weatherby UK Programme Manager Partners in Learning."— Presentation transcript:
Partners in Learning Partners in Learning UK: Next Steps Kristen Weatherby UK Programme Manager Partners in Learning
Partners in Learning The Developing World Innovative Learning ICT Skills Professional Development Collaboration Leadership
Partners in Learning Three Key Initiatives Partners in Learning Delivers expert guidance in holistic school reform, plus a roadmap for technology integration to help schools meet their education objectives. Innovative Schools Connects a global community of educators focused on 21st century learning and recognises their exemplary efforts to prepare students for the future. Innovative Teachers Affordable, reliable software to qualifying governments purchasing Windows-based PCs for primary and secondary students' personal use at home. Innovative Students
Partners in Learning Your Vision… Partners in Learning What is your vision for ICT in the classroom?
Partners in Learning Vision Partners in Learning Used effectively, ICT has the power to… Show students real-world problems Empower student to reach real-world audience Student actively involved in learning Develop communications skills Build critical thinking skills Help form collaboration skills
Partners in Learning Realities Partners in Learning Are most teachers you work with engaged in activities consistent with your vision? What is keeping you from reaching your goals?
Partners in Learning Realities Partners in Learning Not enough time Not enough access to ICT Software isnt useful Budget doesnt allow me what I need to do the right work Inadequate teacher preparation, including both Instructional strategy and ICT skills As a result, were finding worldwide Isolated pockets of excellence Most teacher are still not comfortable using technology Professional development is still too little, too basic Training model doesnt model what we know about effective CPD
Partners in Learning Professional Development Partners in Learning Describe the most effective professional development experience youve had. What made it effective?
Partners in Learning Professional Development Partners in Learning Research shows that the best professional development has these characteristics: On the job, job embedded training Long term, on going Focused on classroom activities Highly collaborative environment Structured to offer chances to learn from others
Partners in Learning Why Peer Coaching? Partners in Learning What we were doing wasnt working Teachers look first to peers for help Research demonstrates peer coaching is effective
Partners in Learning Coaching is not a new idea… Almost every teacher feels like they have coached another teacher at some point in his/her career.
Partners in Learning Peer Coaching Programme Goals Partners in Learning Train coaches to help other teachers: 1.Plan and implement instructional activities that integrate technology into a standards-based curriculum. 2.Plan and implement a Peer Coaching programme that aligns with their schools improvement plan. 3.Use communication skills to promote discussion about instruction. 4.Collaborate with their schools leadership and colleagues to ensure that coaching is part of their schools professional development plan.
Partners in Learning Peer Coaching Around the World Partners in Learning Peer Coaching is running through Partners in Learning in 43 countries around the world. Examples of Success: Canada: Government in Manitoba recognises the success of PC and uses it to help with province-wide literacy with ICT programme Australia: PC is adopted by teacher training institute as part of Masters programme for teachers US: In one Washington district serving 20k students, 80 coaches work with 1200 teachers to improve lesson design, integrating ICT
Partners in Learning How it works… Partners in Learning Initial Training Develop Coaching Plan Develop communication/collaboration skills Improve lesson design skills Classroom practice and support For six months between trainings, teachers practice their skills at school Are supported by online community and resources Follow-up training Are provided opportunities to learn from others coaching experiences Guidance in rethinking coaching goals Opportunities to explore new coaching practices and tools
Partners in Learning Your Feedback Partners in Learning Share with me… Reasons you think coaching might meet your needs Questions you have about coaching