Feed Back from the Conference: Learning At School 2010.

What are we taking back? - What is needed?
"Not just passion, but what is going to be the most useful"

On the 25 February delegates met in the Forum room at Rotorua and reflected on the conference and shared what they hoped to take back to school.
The following lists what delegates saw as their next step. Where applicable links are provided to relevant resources teachers have developed or modified following the 2010 conference.

Name
Next Step
Presented
to Staff

Links
Comments
Linda
working with on-line learning environments
how do we set up effective online environment

Staff Meeting: 1/2/3
Intro, GoogleDoc,
Digistore
Back Pack
Presented at Learning@Schools2010 : Packing your Digital Backpack
Paul
has more effective way of using blog-it ( free and no ethical issues)
keen to get his class up and running with it

Staff Meeting1
Jing
Blog

Steph
Would like to work with transition from primary to intermediate.
Set up link with Maureen from Willowbank School

Staff Meeting3
Delicious
Delcious

Claire
Bring back exciting ideas from David Anderson to
get reluctant teachers started.
Explore virtual field trips, 90 in 90 tools, effective learning groups)

Staff Meeting1
Learnz
Delicious


Lonaye
virtual field trips, digistore, unpacking curriculum online
Staff Meeting1
Digistore
Digistore
14 Staff members with Learning Pathways on the Digistore.
Steve
Passing on knowledge to staff,
but giving them the confidence to use it.
Developing a group to develop/highlight.

Staff Meeting1
iMovie
Jing

Leisha
Bringing back knowledge and practically
integrating it into classroom programs.

Staff Meeting1
Learnz


Louise
Thinking. Stepping back and looking at how should
we be thinking?
What kind of thinking do we need to develop?
Look at a more holistic approach

Staff Meeting1
Presentations
SomMusic

Donna
We need to strengthen links first in our own school.
Some skills are there and are not being highlighted.
Finding ways to utilise these people.




Hayley
Breakouts focused practice in the classroom directly.
Effective questioning.

Staff Meeting1
Automotivator


Storm
See what works in our classroom - should it/could it be shared?



Erna

Staff Meeting1
Thinking Cutlure



NOTE:
Many of the above staff took a lead in the third staff meeting held in week 3 of term 2. Because of the format of the meeting it was difficult to identify who was leading many of the learning groups in what was a community of learners.

The issue raised by Donna regarding identifying and utilising the knowledge and skills within the school has begun to be addressed through the staff meeting that have run this year for eLearning. A number of people have shared their knowledge and skills both within the staff meetings and on a one to one bases with staff.



Remember: June - Apple Bus Tour is coming to Somerville - be prepared! It will be an opportunity to showcase what we’ve learnt this year.