We had a healthy turn out for our once a term Wine Not Network at Toko School last week. It was good to see all our PD team presenting to their peers. Everybody on the team has really been stepping up to the mark and making an impact around our schools. I am hoping/ hopeful that their great work will continue beyond the end of our PD contract funding and i will still be able to continue to work with them in some way...
Here Carol feeds back to the group on her recent trip to Opoutere School for a regional meeting. Opoutere School is part of the Kopu ICTPD cluster, has DigiOps funding & an e-fellowship as well... Carol also demonstrated 2Simple Create a Story software (more info in previous blogposts) Our RTLits & RTLBs are trying this software out with their students - supported by Carol & myself.
Megan shared the work she has done with her students with a focus on values, thinking skills & cooperative learning techniques, revolving around a web based resource the Values Exchange
(see earlier blogpost) Planning for this will be available on Interact soon.
Clarissa & Kerry talked about what was happening at SPS with the use of Data Projectors in the classroom and shared some conference notes from Kim. Teachers are applying to have Data Projectors permanently set up in their classrooms. They are trialling their use and sharing with their ideas with the rest of the team @ SPS.
Richard showed an Interactive resource supporting an Inquiry topic on Explorers which his class was currently working on. The resource comes from Birkdale Intermediate which gained funding from the Tindall foundation to hire a researcher & a web developer to create this resource. Not for open sharing though if you would like to see this resource you can contact Birkdale.
Room 5 Toko School