Saturday, October 31, 2015

EdBookNZ Collaborative project Unpacking the PTC's


5x Teams 6 educators each unpacking the PTC’s framed with Tataiako.

Learning teachers are learning students.
  • Learn a different way.
  • Be disrupted and be disruptive
  • Revisit what it is like to be a learner with deadlines and feedback
  • Leave a legacy
  • Break out of a current education bubble (connect)
  • Learn with and from disruptive educators (collaborate)
  • Co construct a written resource for the education community (create)
  • Share with a wider audience via a hangout (celebrate)
Write a blogpost about the process (reflect)

Friday, October 30, 2015

EdBookNZ Co authored book.

Read the digital book co-authored by 10 educators for #CENZ15
This project I oversaw as part of Connected Educator month.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ulimasao Bilingual Education Association

On Thursday I attended a community meeting to relaunch Ulimasao Bilingual Education Association.
This is the community work I did a lot for during the early 2000. I found that I needed to earn my stripes before I could influence and have standing with the Pasefika community.
You can read all about the session on the blog that I oversee.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ulearn: Flat Connection Global Project

 During Ulearn I presented about Kahikatea's involvemnet in the Flat Connection Project with Julie Lindsay.
My session was live streamed.
I had about 30 people attend and from the feedback I believe the session went well.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

ULEARN Student Voice: Questions, Reflections and Independence in the classroom.

We moved into digital classrooms by removing the sliding doors that separated our rooms. The new space became our ‘modern’ learning environment and we based our planning and assessment around the feedback we received from students. This change all happened within a year. The students told us what they wanted to learn and how they wanted to learn. We catered to their wants and needs to the best of our ability. Through this process, the students were placed at the centre of most decision making. We supported the active involvement of learners in the design and in decision-making about what is learned,  how learning occurs, and where learning takes place.
We embraced the online world with a shift to the user and to create for them a  more personalised experience using Hapara, Google Apps for Education and Edmodo.
This is my story of how: we changed the way we teach; how students approached their learning; how we monitor students progress and how we supported the learning process.
I will also share challenges we faced on the way and the successes we celebrated.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

TeachMeetNZ meets TMSydney

As part of Connected Educator Month, I ran a TeachMeetNZ session and cohosted with Matt Easterman from TM Sydney. You can check out the link to see the individual 3 minute videos from each presenter,