Parents access to the Staff Agenda for the 2 day Professional Development
Welcome back to Term 2! I hope that you enjoyed the holidays and Easter break.
As you are aware the term started with two School Closure Days. Throughout the two days the staff participated in professional learning to enhance the School’s Literacy and Numeracy programs through the use of ICT. The staff were able to reflect upon what a 21st Century Teacher looks and sounds like, as well as, becoming familiar with a number or ICT tools, active use of the tools and then work in their levels to plan for the use of such tools in their classroom programs.
Throughout the term the staff will be incorporating these tools in their planning which will then transfer into classroom practice with the students. At the end of the term students will present their use of the tools along with their learning in Literacy and Numeracy in the ‘Three Way Interviews’
Below are some staff reflections along with an outline of the two days.
Exciting times ahead for staff and students.
You are never too old to learn something new. As a teacher, you have to constantly reinvent yourself by adapting to the changing environment e.g. the use of ICT and how to deliver it best to your students and to prepare them for the future.
We are learners ourselves and we are ready to change and enhance our teaching with the use of the new chromebooks, google classrooms, new and exciting Apps for the Ipads to help students become more engaged with their learning and be more tech savy.
It was a very valuable, engaging and hands on learning experience. We were presented with many creative ideas to engage and enhance student learning.
It was great to come together as a staff and support each other as we continue to explore the learning possibilities through ICT.
The PD days were very interactive and l enjoyed the shared interaction of ideas between my colleagues and how we all were invested in improving our own work practice through the use of technology to benefit and enhance the studentś learning. I learnt many new skills and applications.
Our two days of professional development in digital technology allowed us to be the students. The enthusiasm, challenges and successes experienced throughout will have significant impact on our students' learning
An insightful two days which have provided us with confidence to use some amazing ICT tools and 21st century learning into the classroom! Exciting and engaging ways to learn! Thank you for empowering us with tools and knowledge to work towards the future of education!!