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Coach Students Rather Than Teach Students

Coach Students Rather Than Teach Students | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
The real issue isn't whether students are able to learn independently. It's whether teachers are ready and willing to let them.
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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Administrators In Education

1. Balance management with leadership. 2. Envision the ideal, but focus on the doable. 3. Act as a representative for the missing voice. 4. Listen and interpret. 5. Reflect constantly. 6. Plan for your own departure. 7. Improving student learning is our sole guiding principle.
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How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding

How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding: Bloom's Taxonomy, Understanding by Design, Facets of Understanding, Marzano's New Taxonomy
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Learning Analytics and Knowledge | Canvas Network

Learning Analytics and Knowledge | Canvas Network | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
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Here's a great opportunity to engeg in some PD "In education, the use of data and analytics to improve learning is referred to as learning analytics. Software companies, researchers, educators, and university leaders are starting to recognize the value of data in improving not only teaching and learning, but the entire education industry. The growth of online learning and open online courses generates new sources of data for researchers and educators to better understand the learning experience."

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Cutting class rekindles love of maths

Cutting class rekindles love of maths | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it

One Canberra school has taken the extraordinary step of removing maths timetable altogether.

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A unique blended learning approach that challenges time-served schooling by students.  Students don't just "do" maths they need to show engagement! Engagement and ownership of student learning is fundamental. 

Question: What are our primary schools and high schools doing to prepare our students for this personalised learning future?

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Why Formative Assessments Matter

Why Formative Assessments Matter | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
Summative assessments, or high stakes tests and projects, are what the eagle eye of our profession is fixated on right now, so teachers often find themselves in the tough position of racing, racing, r...

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Reflect on these issues:

Which of the formative assessment strategies do you implement in your classroom?Black and William (1998) recommend: "Frequent short tests are better than infrequent long ones." Do you agree? Why or why not?
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Indeed high performing schools/jurisdictions need both. Reflect on these issues:
Which of the formative assessment strategies do you implement in your classroom/s?
Black and William (1998) recommend: "Frequent short tests are better than infrequent long ones." Do you agree? Why or why not?
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Personalizing Education: "What If..." - Ben Kestner, TEDxKids 2012

Ben Kestner studied flute at the London College of music and in Berlin with Andreas Blau and after spending time playing and teaching he pursued a career in education. He is currently Middle School Principal at St. John's International School in Belgium. He believes that we need to push the reset button when we talk about the future of education and start again.


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After listening to this TED Talk from Ben Kestner, it validated the real reasons why we should personalize learning. He boldly states that "technology, school and community need to converge as ONE".  He sees that learning needs to be related to the learners world where they can explore it more deeply, take action and make mistakes. I could not agree more. How do we begin to turn education on it's heels and create a culture shift? Chime in after you listen to this TED Talk and look for Personalize Learning's interview with Ben.

EdTechReview (@etr_in)'s comment, February 3, 2013 8:03 AM
Great insight Kathleen.
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How The Brain Works--And How Students Can Respond

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How The Brain Works--And How Students Can Respond
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Some Thoughts on Interest-based Pathways to Learning | DMLcentral

Some Thoughts on Interest-based Pathways to Learning | DMLcentral | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. It’s a shameful, dark secret that I fear may be common to many adults around the world. And, when I was teaching, it was certainly one that I saw shared by many students I came into contact with.
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Flipped Learning for Teachers

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So what is Flipped Teaching? Can it be used to support personalised learning in areas of our schools?
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In 60 Seconds | Online infographic

In 60 Seconds | Online infographic | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
This infographic shows you what happens in 60 seconds on the internet. It provides a visual display of the number of emails check to the number of son
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School and District Leaders in the Era of Social Media

School and District Leaders in the Era of Social Media | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
I often speak and write about how the principalship and the superintendency need to look different in the era of social media. And, while it can be difficult to distill ideas to a few key points, ...
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Improving Leadership Through Connected Learning |

Improving Leadership Through Connected Learning | | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
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What can we learn from here? How can this be applied to our network meetings for 2013?

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Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation

Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
This MOOC is free to all and is designed for content curation and community building. Each week will include consuming course materials, curating quality resources and developing and critiquing new lessons.
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As we discuss the impacts of personalised learning in TSNet schools, some ideas from this MOOC might be good stimulus for staff discussion.
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What can we learn from Dylan Wiliam and AfL?

What can we learn from Dylan Wiliam and AfL? | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
‘The only thing we learn from the past is how little we’ve learned from our mistakes’. Geog Wilhem Friedrich Hegel ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ George Santaya...
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Schools Improvement Net - School becomes first in Britain to change its start time to 10am to allow pupils to ‘fully wake up’

School becomes first in Britain to change its start time to 10am to allow pupils to 'fully wake up'!
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Interesting challenge for any HS communities in particular. Extend the day or shorten lunches? Bus service shouldn't dictate the school timetable!
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12 Questions for the 21st Century

12 Questions for the 21st Century | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
  via Smartblogs The global village and the flattened world are no longer the arcane ideas or metaphors of academics and scholars. Nor is global warming an invention of ideologists with a poli...
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How do we grow "global mindedness" in our staff as well as in our studentsas part of the TSNetwork? 

 

Great questions posed in this blog post - What do your executive team believe to be local and system answers?

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The 30 Biggest Myths About Online Learning - Edudemic

The 30 Biggest Myths About Online Learning - Edudemic | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
What are the myths about online learning? That there isn't group interaction or that it's not the future? Weigh in with the Edudemic community!
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What would an online learning propostion to the TSNetwork agenda possibly look like down the track? What can we learn from our local tertiary institutions so that we are best placed to prepare our students so they can thrive getting to Year 12 and beyond!

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The Tri-City News - Personalized learning strikes chord in Inquiry Hub

The Tri-City News  - Personalized learning strikes chord in Inquiry Hub | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it

"The Inquiry Hub program, established in September as part of the district's own inquiry into what the much-vaunted "personalized learning" could look like, currently has 37 Grade 9 to 11 students enrolled. They hail from SD43 as well as Burnaby and New Westminster school districts.

 

Stephen Whiffin, who helped start the program, along with Dave Truss, the current lead administrator, said the Inquiry Hub is for any student who is passionate about investigating a subject and likes using technology to seek answers to their questions."


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Was so glad to see Inquiry Hub featured in this article. It is school that is getting education right from the start and a great example of personalized learning!

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Personalize Learning: Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning

Personalize Learning: Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
It is not about learner-centered instruction; it is about the learner owning their learning.
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Social Media for Administrators

Social Media for Administrators | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
As I have done a lot of work with school administrators on why they should be using social media and some practical ways to use it within their schools, I wanted to compile some articles together t...
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Social media is such a powerful tool for sharing the brilliant work that happens in our schools. It enables us to bypass the bias of mainstream media in a positive way.
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How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools

How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
How do we foster intrinsic motivation, for both teachers and students, to work towards high performance? Can we create a system of accountability that will drive this performance?

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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning: Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,
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A Vision for Personalized and Connected Learning

A Vision for Personalized and Connected Learning | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
Pearson's vision utilizes technology to increase usability and productivity of students in and outside of the classroom. Watch how students, parents, teacher...
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Tuggeranong Schools Network | Scoop.it
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different
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How does this thinking impact on our TSNet and the way we teach and expect our students to learn?

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