Bull and Gilbert believe that "Twenty-first century teacher professional development needs to combine and integrate individual and organisational development: it needs to build individual learning, but it also needs to focus on individuals working together - to build their current 'community of practice' as teachers, but also to move forward together in 'learning communities'."p7
Collaborating with teachers to work through issues and problems- encouraging a shared problem solving approach. Open communication channels.
Building a Professional Learning Community. . .
Developing teacher leadership and capacity in digital learning:
Using transformational leadership practice, I am opening up doors to provide positive learning opportunities to encourage creativity and new ways to learn. Inspirational motivation
Sharing digital diversity in teaching:
Making time for teachers to be released to share their practice. team teaching collaborating around practice. Shifting practice to enable teachers to be creative is the long term goal. Idealized influence
Reflection in Action and Action in reflection
Encourage capability based teaching- the product is important but how did the learning happen, with whom and why? Make time for conversations and collaborative reflections.
Working towards class rooms that: @ will inspire @develop student leaders @be creative and inspiring @will be student focused and capability driven @will model new pedagogy and ways of learning that encompasses 21st century learners @will be a place that encourages risk taking @will provide room for teacher inquiry into their own practice around 21st century learning.
Where are we going from here?
@expand teacher observations of creative and innovative practice over the year @make time available for teachers to visit other kura @Use online webinars to support teacher development @target professional development around need through thoughtful investigation @provide motivation and inspiration through continued techy brekkies @continue to develop and build leadership capacity @develop and build relationships with local colleges to find out how they will support our students coming through.
In their classic text, Transformational Leadership, authors Bass and Riggio explained: "Transformational leaders...are those who stimulate and inspire followers to both achieve extraordinary outcomes and, in the process, develop their own leadership capacity. Transformational leaders help followers grow and develop into leaders by responding to individual followers' needs by empowering them and by aligning the objectives and goals of the individual followers, the leader, the group, and the larger organization."