PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2008


TIME
DETAILS
NEEDED/WHO?
7:50am
Bus departs BDS

8:30am
Pt England School visit
  • meet with Dorothy Burt
  • classroom visits
  • Q&A with Dorothy Burt
  • view Pt England Network News

Links
Camera optional
Worksheet
Pen
11:00am
Bus back to BDS

11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch

12:30pm
Pt England School de-brief
  • Random pairs - what was great/interesting?
  • Think-pair-share
  • Report back (BJ to capture for wiki)
Lyndal
1:15pm
ICT/Inquiry in groups of 4 or 5
What priorities for BDS in 2009?
  • budget
  • professional development
  • other
Lyndal, Marie, Bridget
2:00pm
Class Blogs
Belinda and Lyndal
2:30pm
Evaluations
Lyndal
3:00pm
Finish



Feedback from visit:


WHAT WAS GREAT?
WHAT WAS INTERESTING?
  • Calm classroom environments, corporate approach, sharing resources
  • Independent
  • Kidney shaped tables
  • Whole school approach
  • Story boards schoolwide
  • 7 core beliefs
  • ICT skills progression throughout school
  • Students were engaged and knew where they were going
  • School pride
  • Clean, tidy environment
  • Teachers as facilitators
  • One value focus for whole year - variety of ways of developing this eg assemblies, newscasts, wall displays
  • Gen C - creators of content not consumers of content
  • Large room sizes but class sizes up to 32 ish
  • Desks
  • High level of oral language, articulation
  • Focus for learning had a purpose beyond the school walls
  • Literacy cycle - multiples opportunities for accurate repetitions of standard English
  • Rubrics displayed on all walls and in student books
  • Foundation approach - minimum of one e-Learning product for each student every term - schoolwide
  • Range of software programmes available
  • Authentic audience
  • Lots of art displayed around the school
  • Lots of opportunities to review each other's work and make comments on blogs
  • ICT infrastructure and hardware
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Task boards fantastic - encouraged independence
  • Clipart banned
  • Use of terminology 'e-Learning'
  • Good labelling of each room - teacher, year level
  • Literacy cycle - obvious use of this in rooms, good for relievers too
  • Wall displays: google, thinking hats, rubrics, learning model, what makes a good Pt England School student, topics, brainstorms, values, I can ...
  • Lots of teacher aides
  • Music specialist
  • Junior literacy integrated into topic somewhat
  • More integration at higher levels
  • Whole school topics
  • List of sponsors for the school
  • Different organisation of CRT eg specialist teachers for music and ICT
  • Unsupervised use of ICT
  • Availability of colour printing
  • Podcasts give lots of practice for oral language
  • Incidential learning opportunities?
  • Class environments very similar room to room probably due to structure needed
  • Not so many book corners, maths areas etc
  • Proof reading in blog comments and postings - possibly picked up with teacher moderation later on?
  • Perhaps timetable is tight 9-11 for literacy?
  • Difficulty for relievers with ICT expectations?

INQUIRY/ICT PRIORITIES/WISHLIST FOR 2009


BUDGET SPENDING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OTHER?
  • more pods of laptops, 2 sets per 2 classes OR more classroom computers in each room (with storage for power cables, mice)
  • more software programmes eg hyperstudio
  • headphones for computers (health issues?)
  • 1 Mimio and data projector per room with computer/laptop
  • 1 digital camera per room
  • digital video camera per syndicate
  • webcams and microphones
  • colour photocopier/printers available for classroom printing
  • ICT specialist
  • ICT suite
  • server upgrade
  • flat screen monitors
  • resources for topic immersion each term
  • speakers for each room
  • phones in all rooms (cordless)
  • TVs
  • kidney/jelly bean tables
  • multiplugs and more power outlets in each room
  • Furniture suitable for computers
  • Hall - electric screen, speakers, ceiling mounted data projector
  • training in software and web2.0 tools
  • whole staff PD for ICT and inquiry in general
  • visit to another school similar decile to BDS
  • management strategies for ICT use
  • Techie Brekkies and Techie Teas
  • in-class support for ICT
  • investigate funding options to increase ICT equipment eg corporate sponsorship (old equipment)
  • technical support especially for older hardware
  • planning - progression of ICT skills for teachers and students
  • plan ahead for term topics with cool titles eg Up, up and away instead of flight (whole school)
  • finalise inquiry model to use
  • Review timetable and priorities
  • Other CRT options eg specialist teachers
  • computer monitors