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Developing and Evaluating Strategies for Professional Learning. Kathryn Barry Jo Inglis Richard Jones The Southport School Funding by AGQTP and by ISQ [email protected] The Southport School (TSS). 100 Years old, Boys, Private, The Gold Coast Strong Sports, leadersip

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Developing and Evaluating Strategies for Professional Learning

Kathryn Barry

Jo Inglis

Richard Jones

The Southport School

Funding by AGQTP and by ISQ

[email protected]


The Southport School (TSS)

100 Years old, Boys, Private, The Gold Coast

Strong Sports, leadersip

“Raising academic standards*”

EI, HoM, Tech

*“Why would you lower them?” – Sir Ken Robinson


eLearning Developments 2010

  • CMS (Moodle) set up

  • Moderate/good take up

  • Mostly posting resources

  • Two depts using for course management.

New position: eLearning Coordinator.


eLearning Developments 2011

  • The “Year of eLearning”

  • Academic courses auto-created from SMS

  • More departments using more features

  • Strong focus on “internal marketing” and PL


The year at Prep

  • Different campus

  • Classroom based mainly

  • Looked at skills of teachers and boys via matrix


Prep Teacher Skills Grid/Audit

Borrowed from a combination of sources, applied to us:

Covers a full range of hardware and software skills.


Attitudes

  • The audit worked well in raising awareness:

I wonder if they know enough, personally I’m terrified.


Result: site audit – Sept 2011

  • Next challenge: from repository to interactivity.


Improving student access

  • Mobile devices

  • iPads and Netbooks trialled in Y12

  • Next year 2 cohorts funded by DER

  • Y9 – iPads, Y12 - netbooks.


At Prep

  • 50 laptops (existing)

  • 25 ipods (2012)

  • 50 ipads (2012)

  • No 121 – boys choose devices based on activities.


PL Strategies Proposed

  • One-on-one sessions in-house

  • Small group sessions on CMS/LMS/ePortfolios in-house/external

  • Drop-in sessions or clinics held before school

  • Formal PL sessions built into the school day using relief teachers

  • Formal PL sessions on non-student days

  • Sending staff to appropriate national and international conferences.

  • Local online/f2f meetings with ISQ schools

  • Using media such as eLearning Blog, eLearning News (brochure) and eLearning Podcasts.


Tried so far


Some discussion


Site news is accessed


Elearning News Vol 2


Some podcasting


Evaluation

  • Data from surveys and audits.

  • Includes “leadership” and teachers.

  • Feedback and discussions at staff meetings.

  • Informal communications have their uses.


Results from Moreton Bay College - also on the ISQ Projects List


Data from our Prep Staff


The required shift

Transition  Transformation

Creation – higher confidence Interaction – less so


Maintaining focus/interest


A little competition helps

Published to the eLearning Blog

Created a mini-debate about course views and numbers of students

Just gets people talking

Moodle 2.1 has a nice configurable reports block


Chris Smith (shambles net)

  • Spoke to Prep Staff about Web 2.0

  • Lot’s of hands-on and ideas

  • Late notice last Friday of term – well attended

  • Generated further interest/inspiration


Stephen Heppell Visit

  • Spoke with curriculum developers

  • The Librarian

  • Talked about strategies

  • Addressed whole staff


What should we do now?

  • In 2012 Encourage

  • more interactivity

  • pedagogical change

  • varied classroom activities

  • Year of ePedagogy?

  • Take more risks – eg “triple the timetable”


And next

2012/2013

  • Improvingstudent learningoutcomes with Moodle and other web 2.0 tools

  • Using the Mahara ePortfolios so that students (and teachers) can have a record of their learning, reflections and achievements to take away.


And how

  • More interesting and varied types of PL (eg speed dating)

  • Encouraging teachers to use mobiledevices in the classroom (taking risks)

  • Asking boys routinely for feedback on classroom practice (eg via a standard Moodle survey)


Specific to Prep

  • Include eLearning Coordinator in planning scope and sequence including use of ICT’s

  • Will lead directly to involvement/requests for PL

  • Hopefully more mobile hardware provision as well – increased access to tech


What the LMS brings

  • Extended access for teachers and students

  • Area for debate to take place

  • Opportunity to proceed “stepwise”

  • Provides a “focus” for many activities


Devices

  • Year 9 with iPads

  • Year 12 with Netbooks

  • Support via LMS – eg apps matrix on wiki.


What has worked?

  • Sessions with individuals and small groups over a half-day have transferred skills to staff.

  • The “rationale” type talk has its place.

  • The visit by Professor Heppellhas validated our strategy.

  • Attendance at conferences has given new ideas.

  • School visits have helped identify and confirm optimal pathways for progress.


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