Dynamic, connected life-long learners who have a clear self-belief in their own ability to be active, productive, creative and supportive community members.
21st Century Education is:
Connected learners and leaders who:
- Embrace change - Respect each other - Are creative - Collaborative - Supportive - Life long learners - Ready to grow
Building a Professional Learning Community that. . .
Develops teacher leadership and capacity in collaborative and digital learning:
Using transformational leadership practice, I will open up doors to provide positive learning opportunities to encourage creativity and new ways to learn for all.
Sharing collaborative & digital diversity
@Making time for teachers to be released to share their practice. @team teaching to collaboratie around best practice. @Shifting practice to enable teachers to be creative
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."