Below is the outline of the staff meeting that was held on the Tuesday after the Learning At Schools Conference.
Below the outline is the dialogue that occurred over the weekend to plan the presentation back to staff.


OUTLINE FOR THE STAFF MEETING PRESENTATION
Opening:
Linda/Claire/Steph

Staff will be asked to stand up and look at the quotes that are presented on A3 around the room. Once in your life will play in the background.
(If you have a quote from the conference that you want to share write it up on A3 and put it up in the staffroom before staff meeting.)


Breakouts
Staff will be asked to sit and one of the above will explain the format for the next 30 minutes.
There are 7 breakouts. Don't feel you have to give the same breakout each time. Paul you could do jing in one and google documents in another.
With changing time you will only have about 8 minutes. Remember it is just a taster to give staff a snapshot of what we experienced over 3 days.



1: Paul - Jing to your wiki - Tech Room 1
2: Hayley - goal setting using automotivator - Room 2
3: Louise - making presentations more memorable - Room 4
4: Lonaye - 5 ways to get the best out of the NZ Curriculum Online - Room 1
5: Erna - A thinking culture in school - using the whole brain - Meeting room
6: Virtual field trips - Leisha and Claire - Room 3

7. i Movie - Steve - Staffroom

Drinks
Staff will be invited to talk with the delegates, enjoy some refreshments and delve deeper into anything that interested them. This section will be voluntary.
If possible can everyone bring something to drink and a packet of nibbles to share.



AWESOME, FANTASTIC, WOW.
From the camera person I just want to say you guys rock. You all did so well. I am in awe of you all. I will make a little movie for you to have a look on.


Staff Meeting Planning for Tuesday 2nd March.

Let's make new mistakes together.

I tried to find some links to work by Thomas Hoerr. The one below is from his book, Faculty_Meetings_Can_Be_Worthwhile.
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/oct05/vol63/num02/Faculty_Meetings_Can_Be_Worthwhile.aspx


The following three links were found by Hayley.
Faculty Meetings should be voluntary
http://www.learningnetwork.ac.nz/shared/professionalReading/TOMFACMTDEC09.pdf

Alan November
Who owns the learning
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=929307666112123725#

Who owns the websites children access
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVLS_rlwnwI

On this day do we have the whole staff meeting.
Is it going to be practical or just feeding to them?
Could we do a 5 in 50 session with them? Steph

It looks like we have the whole staff meeting. How about 3 or 4 breakouts or 2 breakouts and 2 PLGs?
Erna

I like both of those ideas!! I think the learning groups would be good but shouldn't we know exactly what they are before we get the rest of the staff involved to join them - or are they going to be helping us to create them??? the five in 50 is a good idea steph, means that they won't have to move around and we won't have to all set up different equipment although on the other hand we could offer a few different breakouts and give them the choice of which they would like to attend. Hayley

From Paul: I like the 5 in 50 idea! I think people need to start offering ideas for what they/we can do. I don't think we need to be experts, remember we are just sharing what we have learnt at conference. I am happy to do something on Jing and how these can be added to blogs. Or something on Google docs and the possibilities for conferencing use. We'll have at least an hour so why not 6 in 60.

Depends what admin there is as to how long we will have!!

From Louise - agree with Paul. Probably more effective to share these very small snippets just s tasters and then later make ourselves available (as discussed yesterday morning) to staff who are interested in a specific area. Will there also be an explanation given about we are planning this on-line as we are available, rather than all having to gather in one place at one time and be constrained by the limits and "right here right now" of a meeting?

Hayley, great links. I have followed them all. The first one to Alan November's article (Faculty Meetings should be voluntary) is a great summary of much his keynote. In myth number 4 he writes about allocating 10 minutes to a question that staff talk about in small groups. How about we start with this concept using the question "How has eLearning helped you to be a better teacher?". Then we could do 5 in 50 and go for no longer than 60 minutes. After that staff meeting is voluntary. We will gather back in the staff room to talk with and support teachers with anything they want to tease out further. - from Linda

Yea, I thought they were good. Between them all they repeated a lot of what we heard. Will the 5 in 50 be one after another in the staffroom or will they move around like the breakouts because then we would have to allow moving time. I like that idea Linda, then we can video it send what we come up with to the ministry for Deidre. - Hayley

Volunteers:
1: Paul - Jing to blogger or Google docs street
2: Hayley - goal setting using automotivator room 2
3: Louise - making presentations more memorable room 4
4: Lonaye - 5 ways to get the best out of the NZ Curriculum Online room 1
5: Erna - SOLO Taxonomy - Meeting rooms 1 & 2
6: Virtual field trips - Leisha and Claire Linda's room
7. i Movie - Steve part of staffroom

Linda - I am happy to ride shot gun on any of the groups to support your lead. I think it is better than me taking one at this stage. I did my bit at Learning@Schools.

Louise - I agree with the concept of 5 in 50 (held in staffroom so WE can all enjoy the presentations as well!!!! Video could be set up in there, for good quality evidence.

Linda - Let's do 3 in 30. If the meeting starts at 3:15 then 15 minute for Friday's beach day would not be unrealistic. 5 to 10 minutes to transition to groups. 30 min for breakouts and 20 minutes for teasing out any ideas back in the staffroom. (Maybe this time can be like the informal gatherings we had at the end of the day. If we all brought a bottle of wine each and a packet of chips or peanuts we could give something back for the investment the school put into us over the last 3 days. What do you think?) Remember we are trying to make NEW mistakes.

Storm - Sounds good to me, I like the idea. It would bring a nice touch to the staff meeting and a good way not to overload them. I have Uni starting this week, so I am off on the road by 4:15 so have to sneak out early. So happy to support in any way. I think the 20 mins all back together unpacking some of the ideas is good as then everyone can ask specific questions that everyone can hear and pick up on.

I like Louise's idea of all of us being able to watch the presentations with video evidence - hayley

GREAT IDEAS!!! I'll go with all that!!! So, are we brining a mix of red and white????? If we are only doing 3 in 30, I'm happy to take my name off that list and give someone else a turn. Louise

nibbles and wine be fab! i like white!!! with the presentations are we goin to do whole staff or group? i would prefer to only deliver it once..... hayley

3 in 30 is good, but stay there Louise, why not? It is a good idea and a practical one for other teachers. Mix of red and white, will bring a bottle of red and some pretzels. Perhaps for this first one lets do it for the whole staff so everyone sees everything, and then we can share what we would like to do with further break out sessions or PLG's and see how the staff like that idea.

Lonaye - more than happy to do a breakout have put my name down. I am happy to bring a bottle for the cause!

Steph - I will bring a bottle of white - the one I won at the conference. :-) I will record it if you like, as others seem to be presenting. Linda at another time I wouldn't mind helping you with another wiki, website, blog presentation.
Hey guys the mini breakout sound like a great idea. I would be willing to do a breakout on virtual field trips. I know claire was keen to do this one together as it takes alot of time signing up etc. Leisha

Claire - I like the idea of 3 in 30 and keeping some of the other ideas for breakouts/workshops for another time. Wine and eats! up for that.
I think this first presentation should have a big picture component as well as the practical (pick up and go resources).
Hey Leish, should the virtue field trips be an overview only? Then once we have had an opportunity to use it in our class and are more familiar with it we could run a breakout? What do you think?
I think we should share the 90 in 90 minutes resources somehow. So then teachers have an opportunity to explore what will be the best fit for their class.
Happy to work with someone on a presentation or take a back seat for this one, what ever suits.

Storm - I agree Claire. I think a big picture, taster start to it all so that it is not overwhelming for the others with a potential mentality of "its too hard to add any thing more to our busy school schedule". But with a taster of whats out there, and the excitement from all of us from conference as to the tools that are out there to use, we may get a more positive response. Then more would want to do the breakouts at a later time when they find the idea of something they liked the sound of that they would like to explore in more detail.

Linda - How about we finalise the format tomorrow so that those who relaxing at beaches have a chance for input as well. From what I have read of this discourse we are looking at 5 to 10 minute intro (I suggest keep the chalk and talk to a minimum), 3 taster sessions
either each session with maybe 6 options run in small groups that staff can opt into and rotate around
or three presentations to the whole staff
and then a voluntary wine and nibble conversation of 20 minutes.
Maybe we could put some of the posters up that David Anderson used at the beginning of his session. (Claire, Louise, Leisha and I attended) He was playing the following song in the background as we entered. We could use it as a transition from the staff meeting to our conference presentation.
Karl Broadie "Once in your life"

Louise - back from a walk along the beach - no tsunami in Beachlands today! My vote is go ahead with this latest format Linda. If we do 6 options - 3 tasters each - at least those of us presenting could have the opportunity to see two other tasters. How about each of the four of us who attended David Anderson's session choose either two of his quotes, or two equally challenging quotes to hang up. We could put them up after the admin, so people read them as the music plays - is it downloaded yet? I think this plan the unmeeting to plan the staff meeting just might work people! Fantastic (just imagine my accent!!!)

Claire - Now that I am back on land from being out riding the waves... Love the poster idea to spark some conversation and the music. Hand written poster? I am able to do some.
Steve. I am happy to present on i movie if that fits in?? Or happy to go with the flow.
Sooooo where we going with this? Steve

QUOTES
Louise - these are the two quotes I'll be putting up. I thought I's just handwrite them on A3 like he did.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world...
it is the only thing that ever has” Mead

“Schools can no longer afford the luxury of separating professional learning activities
from the onging realities of teachers’ work and their workplace. The two must be seen as integrated and independent to support teacher and school changes and ongoing improvement efforts.” Johnson

Linda - "A Child MUST learn"

Great quotes.
I'm a little lost as to where we are going with this now. Happy to stand back and let others do their presentations. Erna

OUTLINE FOR THE PRESENTATION - Linda
Opening:
Linda/Claire/Steph

Staff will be asked to stand up and look at the quotes that are presented on A3 around the room. Once in your life will play in the background.
(If you have a quote from the conference that you want to share write it up on A3 and put it up in the staffroom before staff meeting.)


Breakouts
Staff will be asked to sit and one of the above will explain the format for the next 30 minutes.
There are 7 breakouts. Don't feel you have to give the same breakout each time. Paul you could do jing in one and google documents in another.
With changing time you will only have about 8 minutes. Remember it is just a taster to give staff a snapshot of what we experienced over 3 days.


1: Paul - Jing to your wiki - Tech Room 1
2: Hayley - goal setting using automotivator - Room 2
3: Louise - making presentations more memorable - Room 4
4: Lonaye - 5 ways to get the best out of the NZ Curriculum Online - Room 1
5: Erna - A thinking culture in school - using the whole brain - Meeting room
6: Virtual field trips - Leisha and Claire - Room 3
7. i Movie - Steve - Staffroom

Drinks
Staff will be invited to talk with the delegates, enjoy some refreshments and delve deeper into anything that interested them. This section will be voluntary.

If possible can everyone bring something to drink and a packet of nibbles to share.

Post here if you have any further suggestions.

I will do Jing... See above I have modified this title b/c I can't make Jing work in my blog so would rather send it to wikispaces. Also, we should all give a 20 second explanation of our workshop b/c so staff are clearer what to expect. - Paul

Storm - Happy to bring snacks, and more that happy to offer my support if it is need any place. So let me know if you could use an extra set of hands, for the first part of the meeting any way. Or else I will tag onto Hayley and help out there.
Have also go some great quotes from the Thinking breakout, so will write one or 2 up, but thought I would also add the link to you all of http://ictnz.com which links to some great theory and ideas about questioning and thinking, perhaps this would be good to add to the server for other staff too. Linda?

Linda - Excellent idea Paul to introduce your topic before the breakouts. Storm I will think about how we add it to the server or even this wiki site.