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CORE Education Breakfast series 2014 | Digitising appraisal and inquiry

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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: melhuika

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These slides accompany the CORE Breakfast series I am facilitating in 2014. Full information and further links here: http://karenmelhuishspencer.com/2014/02/25/my-core-breakfasts-2014-digitising-professional-learning-or-not/

All images used are under CC licences and these, plus references, are in the presenters' notes.
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Whakataka te hau ki te uru, Whakataka te hau ki te tonga. Get ready for the westerly and be prepared for the southerly. Kia mākinakina ki uta, Kia mātaratara ki tai. It will be icy cold inland, and icy cold on the shore. E hī ake ana te atākura He tio, he huka, he hauhunga May the dawn rise red-tipped on ice, on snow, on frost. Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e! Join! Gather! Intertwine! Image credit: Mark Lincoln http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklincoln/5975570550

Digitising appraisal and inquiry An integrated approach to professional learning Karen Melhuish Spencer | @virtuallykaren | #corebreakfast

Karen Melhuish Spencer | @virtuallykaren | #corebreakfast

Telepathy in teaching

Show and tell 1950s glove and seams: Of Dreams and Seams

A shared sense of ‘what works’

Learn as an individual as part of a team

Start with who

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world What? The right tools for the job

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world How? What? Inclusive & blended inquiry The right tools for the job

Share that moment when…

Who is your school’s vision about?

“All three…schools have a strong commitment to teacher professional learning. In each case, teachers saw their professional learning as a coherent package, clearly connected to the school’s overall goals and vision”

Nodders and hiders

My father nearing the endserious era of "We are and I engaged in of the discussions about all sorts of subjects, our edifice complex … such as the meaning of life, right and wrong, religion, politics, success, Adults are beginning to demand that happiness and everything a growing their is curious take place at a time, child learning about. place, and pace convenient to them. …I feel confident that most educational I distinctly remember feeling like a companion rather than an inferior. services by the end of this century … will be delivered electronically . . . . My father often asked what I thought aboutgreat challenge now thought, Our before he said what he is to find and gave me the feeling that he ways to maintain the human touch as respected my mind. we learn to use the media in new (Knowles ways." 1989: 2)

Change management is people

Who? How can we know our staff so PD is designed around people? Why? Vision for learning in a digital world How? What? Inclusive & blended inquiry The right tools for the job

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world How? What? Inclusive & blended inquiry The right tools for the job

School-driven professional learning Establishment of EDUCANZ Growing interest in transformative models of professional learning Growth in informal, self-driven networked learning

•  •  •  •  Aligned to vision External experts Involved principals Clear vision for student achievement •  Teacher inquiry at heart •  Balance individual and group •  Active involvement in developing their model •  Balance of formal/informal •  Highly committed to ‘best model’ for their students

Twenty-first century teacher professional development needs to combine…  individual and organisational development. It needs to build individual learning,     but  it also needs to focus on individuals working together” Bolstad & Gilbert, 2012

Teachers as adaptive experts

Adaptive teaching

future-focused learning communities

Learning communities

Who? Know our learners How? Inclusive & blended inquiry Why? How clear is your vision for learning? What? The right tools for the job

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world What? The right tools for the job

Individuals – in a collective

Tamara’s story

Think about your current model of professional learning… Appraisal / Registration? Teacher learning driven by students’ needs? School learning driven by school needs?

Digital: A potential value-add… Appraisal / Registration Example: •  Lesson observation draws on inquiry focus •  Attestation draws on evidence curated in portfolios Teacher inquiry driven by evidence of needs Example •  Record and capture learning •  Reflect and inquire in portfolios •  Share inquiries in social networks School learning communities driven by school needs Example •  Learning conversations draw on portfolios •  Share learning with community via blog/ website / networks

Digital technologies enable my kete Reflect and set goals repeatedly over time Capture and curate my students’ learning as evidence Pursue my own inquiry, informally and formally

It can support the symbiotic relationship between student learning and teacher learning/ appraisal

It can provide a means to be inclusive and flexible in terms of your inquiry

How much choice and flexibility do you have? High flexibility Learning often happens at times/places that suit me Low agency High agency The school defines my learning goals and processes I define my my learning goals and processes Low flexibility Learning happens at fixed times/places

Digital technologies enable our kete Access others’ knowledge and learning Compare and critique examples of effective practice Connect and collaborate with others

Visible evidence can support shared understandings around what’s effective

A way to sustain cycles of reflection over time, individually and in communities

Austin’s Butterfly

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world What? The right tools for the job

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world How? What? Inclusive & blended inquiry The right tools for the job

Digital technologies – to use or not to use?

How are digital technologies woven through PD in your school?

Beware the death spiral

Activity traps …levels of activity hold no direct promise of improvement…The troubling nature of activity traps is that you don’t know when you’re in one.” “

“Simply bringing people together is not enough”

Collaboration that seeks to create dissonance and curiosity

Relationship of trust and mutual challenge

Networks, not hierarchies

Inquiry, learning and action spiral … the school needs a vision and a methodology

1. Collective visioning

Align professional learning to learning vision

2. Collective design of the model

Clear learning focus on students driven by evidence - Hobsonville Point Secondary

3. The right tool for the job is the right choice for me, in this context

Technologies can support… ….personalised and learner-driven inquiry and appraisal

Technologies can support… the sharing of individual journeys

Technologies can support… Space for learning communities

4. Technologies can support accountability & review ….celebration ….attestation

“As the end of the year comes round, so does a teacher’s final appraisal… instead of pieces of paper showing evidence of practice of how I have meet the requirements, this year I showed it through blogging and eportfolios. I found having evidence on hand much easier and also found that I had put more thought into the appraisal system and looking at the future registered teacher requirements.”

“…inquiry should not be seen as an add-on or a project, but rather as a way of professional being for the educator of the 21st century.” Why? | Adaptive experts - Reid, 2004, p. 8

Who? Know our learners Why? Vision for learning in a digital world What? The right tools for the job

Where to start? Consider how your vision for your learners is true for your teachers.

“…we cannot wait for the next generation to solve its problems. Time is running out too fast. Our fate rests with the intelligence, skill, and good will of [adults]. The instrument by which their abilities …can be improved is adult education. This is our problem. This is our challenge.”

Would technologies have helped?

What spark of an idea will you share?

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