Notes from 19th March Meeting


Introductions
Name - Cluster year - On a scale of 1 - 4 (1=Ugly / 4=Fabulous)
Simon: PD: Year 1: 3 A lot of work up till now
Jan Marie: PF: Year 2: 4 Having a great time
Sharon:PF: Year 2: 3 Biggest challenge - getting the Principals together for a mtg
Noel: PD: Year 1: Great to great down the barriers
Lorraine: PF: Year 2: 2 An eLearning community across Rotorua
Jeannette: PF: Year 2: 4 Hoping to make a difference in Kawerau 1-2 Still developing
Heath: PF: Year 1: 4 Expectations so far have been met
Tessa: 5 years with CORE / MoE have a neat team / Online sharing of knowledge / .5 NSSF & .4 with online - currently a repository
Lynley: PD & LT: Year 1: Connectedness across all schools / Post grad study
Rebecca: PD & Principal: Year 1: 1-Time / 4-Connectedness / Audio Conference every Wed / 8 teachers in the whole cluster / Online connectedness / 5 yr old / Launch in 2 weeks
Lyn: PF: Year 3: 4: 95 teachers / Thinking last year / Inquiry this year / this cluster in the 1st year operated without a PF / Google doc
Pam: LT: Year 3: 4: Year Most successful collaborative / The development in all the schools with eLearning has been incredible
Paula: Year 2: Big picture as opposed to the whizzy bangy stuff / Cluster wiki going well - still surface at the moment "Someone coming in to your pantry and taking something out - without leaving a footprint"

Milestones
Why do we write them?
  • MoE requirement
  • Write them for ourselves
  • Reflective
  • Feedback / Feedforward
  • Summative
  • Accountability - extrinsic & intrinsic
  • Evidence based practice
  • Data driven practice

Who is the audience?
  • MoE
  • BoT
  • Teachers
  • A tweaked version to some re not pin pointing schools that may not be progressing along

National facilitation interventions
  • Not personalised!
  • Any interventions?
  • Did we help you?
  • Outcomes from these?

Goal writing & what evidence supports those goals and the key lessons & next steps to achieving the outcomes
  • Analyzed data not raw data
  • Write in the 3rd person
  • A retrospective account - any data (even prior data) - intentions - interventions - outcomes - evidence - analysis

Feedback from L@S
  • Outcome from this conference
  • Change in practice
  • Where to now
  • On-sharing the knowledge
  • Key questions prior to the next conference
  • Line these up with the Nat goals / Cluster goals etc
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Consider a Facilitators wiki in this BoP cluster network group

What constitutes evidence and data
  • Gathering from the tchrs, chn, principals,
  • Can be quantitative and qualitative
  • Quantitative - surveys / scales - continuims
  • Qualitative - quotes, photos, anecdotal,
  • Report on the implementation of the programme - the way you have delivered (In class support / peer to peer / LT mtgs)
  • OUTCOMES - how did the above, impact on the programme
  • IDEALLY - keep your GOALS in mind. Keep your LEARNING INTENTIONS clear (What are you trying to achieve here)

Data gathering Processes
  • Identify a COUPLE? of stories
  • Change of teacher thinking / Change of teacher practice
  • Hattie's table of effect sizes.....Feedback / Students prior cognitive ability / Instructional quality (Tchr intervention) etc
  • How do we know that chn are learning (SOLO - Structured Observable Learning Outcomes) Aligned with Blooms Taxonomy

Instructional quality (Tchr intervention) etc
  • How do we know that chn are learning (SOLO - Structured Observable Learning

Outcomes) Aligned with Blooms Taxonomy
  • Lose the superficial feedback
  • More rigor required
  • Teaching for transfer!!
  • SOLO links
    * Prestructural - early stage
  • Unistructional - regurgitating only
  • Multistructural - Starting to transfer
  • Rotational
  • Extended abstract
  • Rubrick
  • When is learning ever linear??
  • Difference between eLearning and ICT

MS rubric
• Benchmark / Rubrick
• Cluster goals
• Finances – underspend: need to apply to carry the money over
Need to CLEARLY outline WHERE and HOW the underspend will be spent in the 1st 6 months of the year
• Keep it simple / concise in 10-12 pages!! ☺

SOLO: Barbara Wen??

Paula:
1. Schools to visit: Jnr focus in term 1 re Thinking Strategies / Middle in term 2 / Snr in term 3
• Otakawa - Visioning
• Owhata -
• Lynmore - Inquiry
• Paengaroa
• Point England – pedagogy
• Waikowhai – SOLO
• Onehanga
• Mount View
• Taihape Area School
• Cole St

2. Who goes???
• Everyone
• Working during drives etc
• School visits have been transformative
• Twiiter: Curriculum Conference
• Peterhead Sch
• Standards for the KC’s?????
• How to use the new resources – a user induction
• What does assessment look like?
• What is thinking?
• The New Zealand CURRICULUM online
• Ted talks siftables

3. Tips for engaging/connecting with community
• Netsafe / Social networking / (NetSmart: Tracking Theresa)
• A combined BoT Cluster mtg
• A possible flyer to get parents inDo you realize your child is being watched???

4. Tips to ….
• Matamata DistrICT Schools Home
• Google applications
• Wikis – Purpose for communicating & collaborating
• iJot – Video messaging that is embeddable media
• Sandbox area too –
• Wetpaint - a mix between blogs and wikis (Voice Thread)
• www.pynyoutube


5. Next mtg: September 17th
Hinuera hosting – Lynley & Heath :-)
Looking at Variation writing
Other
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