Friday, April 24, 2009

Keynote : One School's Journey

I have the pleasure of presenting at the Nelson ICT Cluster's second annual conference today, April 24th 2009. This will be my second time there and it was such a well organised and fun conference last time that I said yes when Rachel invited me back again. Over the years I have tried a few different formats to share the notes and links from my presentations from paper handouts to wikis to Google sites to webpages. This time I am trying something a bit different for me, mostly because I want the sharing to be a two way thing. I'll give people easy access to my material and you give me back some of your thinking to add to what I have shared in the presentation in the comments below :) I have scheduled this post to publish at the same time I start my Keynote presentation, so if the KAREN network is up to it those of you with wireless should be able to explore some of these links during the session.....

The title I was given to speak to was "One School's Journey" with the explanation, "We are in the exit year of our cluster, so we'd like you to speak about the journey you've been on - where you've come from and where you're at".
The school journey spans my 18 years at Pt England School in Auckland including; being specialist ICT teacher from 1998 - 2003, Cluster facilitator for the Pt England ICTPD Cluster and currently facilitator for the Maniakalani EHSAS Cluster.
Following are some of the links I am speaking about:
Student presentation
(where we are at now)
Pedagogical Pathway
"Will this contribute to raising student achievement outcomes AND provide a 21st century education experience?".

Planning for the future
Staying together as a cluster: "Art Alive"

New Zealand Curriculum

Mr Winkle video
I hope that this has stimulated some useful ideas for you and informed your thinking!
And hi to everyone who was present today.