What does effective professional learning look like?

Well we think we have some idea … Have a look at the slideshow by clicking here  Our regional cluster project on blended learning was firmly built on the development of communities of practice to enable teacher professional learning. Our model largely avoided the concept of professional development workshops run by so-called experts where teachers […]

Regional Cluster Progress

Taken from our recent milestone… We continue to make progress towards our cluster goals and while challenges remain, the achievements of the regional cluster are significant so far. The key goal of developing the capacity of the core group of teachers, both in their ability to develop strategies for effective blended learning and their willingness […]

Leadership Event: Networked Schooling (WestNet)

We recently ran our third leadership event for the Southern Central Divide Regional Cluster.  Once again we focused on analysing the possibilities of networked schooling, but this time we did it out on the West Coast for the WestNet principals.  There were many similarities to the event we did in CantaNet last year,  but this time […]

Tekapo Retreat: Day Two and Three / What makes effective PD?

We started day two with a bit of a review of day one and then moved straight into our second unconference. I was involved in a couple of interesting discussions around BYOD, tablets (follow up post coming on this) and developing a personal learning network (using rss feeds and twitter).  Once again it was great […]