Capacity Building – Leadable – Efficiency is for Robots

The second of our “Leadables”- “Efficiency is for Robots”

A critical element of change leadership is “going slow to go fast”, but sometimes leaders need a short, sharp focus to generate professional learning conversations or for individual reflection.

Designed as “quick shots”, “Leadables” are intended to be used to provoke dialogue and focussed conversations around a variety of Leading, Teaching and Learning elements. Themes will be drawn from examples we are seeing in schools and organizations, questions we are encountering and new ideas and research around deep learning.

Artificial intelligence. On-line banking. Driverless cars. Tele-surgery. Robo accountants, lawyers, pilots. It’s incredible how those cheap little microchips that are preoccupied by algorithms can accomplish so much without ever taking a bathroom break! Robots are the paragon of efficiency!

Read on, reflect and take another look at our capacity building Teacher Self-Assessment tool.

Michael Fullan – Reflecting on School Leadership: An Australian Interview

Michael Fullan on Leadership…

Read about:

  • the role of public schools in a Democracy
  • Collaboration between schools
  • moral purpose
  • sustainable practice……and more

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Capacity Building – Feature Stories – “asking So What?”

Introducing the first of our “Feature Stories”- “Asking So What”

Every day, in deep learning classrooms across the world, there are exciting, inspiring, and thought generating stories unfolding….stories that need to be told.
Our Feature stories are a helpful tool for capacity builders looking to ignite interest and generate discussion about what deep learning looks like.

In this Feature Story, read about learners who are prompted by the question “How can we use our learning to make a difference?From the get go, the message to students is: this learning matters and you matter.

Download this feature story here.

 

Capacity Building – Leadable – Trusty Tools

Introducing the first of our “Leadables”- “Trusty Tools”

A critical element of change leadership is “going slow to go fast”, but sometimes leaders need a short, sharp focus to generate professional learning conversations or for individual reflection.

Designed as “quick shots”, “Leadables” are intended to be used to provoke dialogue and focussed conversations around a variety of Leading, Teaching and Learning elements. Themes will be drawn from examples we are seeing in schools and organizations, questions we are encountering and new ideas and research around deep learning.

Click here to access Leadable 1.1 – Trusty Tools, which focuses on how we can use the NPDL Learning Progressions.

Podcast – From Me to Us

NPDLConnect Podcast series

 

Human exchange in a ´digitalized´world has turned the capacity to collaborate into a vital skill to develop professional knowledge. 

John Mavorec sees this shift as a ´knowmad society´. Whereas industrial society required people to settle in one place and perform a specific function; technologies allow a new paradigm of workers to arise, performing from anywhere, re contextualizing their work environments and relationships. 

How does this new way of learning and develop talent is reflected in the ways we are re-thinking schools?

How can we capitalize the use of technology to develop meaningful professional exchanges, human and social capital?

In this Podcast three educators that are leading the shift from ´my school´ to ´our network´as New Zealand´s Ministry of Education furthers COLs –Communities of Learning– as a National strategy. 

 

To talk about what turns collaboration into a catalyzer of improvement in schools; Donna Buschanan (Addington School), Liz Williams (Sacred Heart School) and Chris Panther (Thorrington School) from Kahukura Cluster of Schools in Christchurch, New Zealand.

To Listen: Click the podcast below to hear Kerry right here and now or

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Podcast – Kerry Hall

NPDLConnect Podcast series

How do learning environments support new pedagogies?

How do they enable deeper learning?

Given a blank canvas, what could our learning spaces look like?

In this podcast, we hear about Cashmere Primary’s challenge to rebuild their school after the devastating Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. From the ashes rose an opportunity to imagine new beginnings, where teachers and architects collaborated, driven by pedagogy, to create living learning spaces.

This conversation with Kerry Hall is an invitation to challenge our assumptions on how a classroom could look, and consider what the space is really for. It also addresses the tension that arises when changing the environment inevitably requires a transformation of ´how we do things´, and how that shift, represents, in the end, a real payoff.

More on this story:
Cashmere Primary is part of the Kahakura New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Cluster.
We invite you take a closer look on how other Christchurch schools have addressed the opportunity and challenge to re-conceive their learning environments and purpose-build furniture. Link (YouTube)

To Listen: Click the podcast below to hear Kerry right here and now or

listen in your browser (click here), or download the SoundCloud app from the AppStore or Google Play