29th April mtg notes

BoP mtg (1) 2010
29.04.10
In attendance:
Lynley - PD Hinuera , Gareth - DP @ Tauranga Int (Y1) , Alan - PF - Rotorua (Y1) , Jeneatte Murphy - Pf, .6 , Donny Dyet - Coalface Cluster
Rochelle - TKI , Veronica - Morrinsville (LT) , Sandy PF - Tauranga Moana , Barbara - PF King Country Coast(Y1) , Barbara - 3 rivers cluster, Paeroa PF
Fiona - PD Tauranga , Nancy - Glenholm (Rotorua) PD , Jan Marie (PF) Peninsula , Rob - Acting Principal , Julianne - Matamata Cluster
Son - Teacher - Paeroa , Lorraine - Y1 , Jan - Principal @ Merrivale , Dave - CORE , Bernard - PD, Tessa Gray (CORE-NSSF), Jill Hammonds (CORE-NSSF), Kathe Tawhiwhirangi-Perry (CORE-NSSF)


Software 4 Learning (Rocky Jensen)
  • Rocky's role: Digi advisor / .7 / Shared role with Fiona Grant - 2 x key resources within TKI - Digistore & Software 4 Learning
  • TKI website
  • Tchrs can grab digital content and individualise it to suit what they want
  • Web 1 - got it and pulled it down
  • Web 2 - 2 way traffic
  • Software on here that tchrs have recommended (A rule of 3 - rigor: heard about it,seen it in a classroom and aligns with the new curriculum (eg. etherpad is now piratepad / marvin / tells you whether its PC or Mac)
  • · Snapshots of learning - template
  • · A piece of software to support learning
  • · Effective pedagogy
  • · Examples, stories, videos are VERY useful
  • · Rather than jump in re software – go in with the purpose for learning and match up some software
  • · TKI – English – Software for learning – Wiki
  • · Drill and kill, fill in :-(
Digistore
· Repository of stories
· Digi objects that can be accessed
· Lesson sequences
· Multi media – interactive, sound etc
· Learning federation and NZ govt created a partnership (email fwde
· Username: ictpdclusters / Password: Engagement
· Accessing digistore: PDDF of registered schools – then email and within 24 hours you’ll get your log in (Equally, email Rocky or Fiona)
· Subscribe to the newsletter! (Please contribute)
· Browse by topic – Learning languages
· Guidelines for contributors
· Is there permission to re-purpose?
· Web 2.0 component – you can rate these and feedback
· Key learning objects
· Functionality to embed back in to own spaces? Yes (Can download an object)
· Learning paths – getting content, create and then a unique url that does not need a password!
· Find the resource 1st,
· Using digital content – learnig paths – how doI create a learnig path – 8 steps to creating etc

Teacher story......Inquiry Unit - Jnr class / Science focus - animals within the environment

Milestone report

  • Primarily a reflective tool
  • Google docs keeps this timely and time efficient
  • Online support
  • Effective data gathering processes
  • A collaborative challenge
  • - Think of one time that you have successfully reported on some form of progress. Be specific!
  • - What kind of data did you collect as evidence to show this progress
  • - How was this analysed- How did you know this was successful
  • Donna :Suggestions for gathering formative Milestone Evidence

Student voice (teacher surveys -Survey Monkey, teacher Interviews with facilitator, using wikis to gather data, student work samples, teacher reflections on practice) .

Student Voice Video's available at http://mindblown.edublogs.org (You've Got A Message, Partners in Learning etc)
  • Teacher reflections / A sypnosis besides video clips etc is VERY useful :-)
  • Teacher survey and a personal interview with each teacher
  • Google forms can be utilised - automatically graphed)
  • (Barbara to email Jill re how to keep schools information separated)
  • Tessa to upload all of MS8 examples
  • Blooms taxonomy to be used re the quality of the MS data information

Un-conference

  • Reviewing tool bar with the tracking component - useful for students to track their learning steps

Barbara: Solo taxonomy
http://hooked-on-thinking.wikispaces.com/
  • Took this right from the planning change
  • Rubrics for chn to assess themselves and qualifying where their entry point is
  • Steamwell Primary (Cross roads cluster)
  • Verbalising their own learning stages
  • Differences between the rubrics and SOLO
  • Novice - beginner - apprentice - practitioner - expert
  • How is each stage analysed?
  • Each stage has a descriptor (a strip of velcro with students photos and they move their photo along through each stage as they meet that stage)
  • Wiki has a range of rubrics available

Collaborative spaces