Thursday, 20 April 2017
2017 Inquiry - Sustainability
The last couple of years have been huge - we have done heaps and along with our kids have learnt so much, and with the closing of 2016 and the movement of Staff I was left wondering about sustainability!
When I first came in to my job as an AP I was lucky enough to have been included in many of the aspects of this job already. So whilst it was a huge learning curve and big shoes to fill, I had been involved enough at that level that I was aware of a lot of what needed to be done. But it led me to reflect on the enormity of the learning for a new teacher in our school. There is so much to get their head around all at once.
Therefore my big question for this year is ... How can we use the affordances of the Technology to ensure that what we have learnt is not lost when a person or people leave? Or if you have not been present for the rich and varied PD we have received to help us towards raising student achievement where can you access this? This coupled with some great reminders ...
"If it's worth teaching it's worth capturing" "Ubiquitous Learning is Rewindable" ...has helped me to shape my inquiry.
I have been thinking particularly about our PD. We have received much over the years and need to ensure that the best of this is retained so that in our continual drive to hone our Pedagogy we have gathered and are able to share the learnings.
So my mission for this year is to create a site to capture our PD and the particular gems that we have gleaned along the way and make sure that it is 'rewindable'. Along with this to capture some of the expert practitioners that we have doing what they do best to illustrate what this might look like in our classroom to produce the best possible outcomes for our learners.