First on the agenda was conference feedback and SWOT analysis from Cyril, Mavis and Peter, the three cluster principals attending Learning@School in Rotorua. This was followed by feedback and the sharing of conference resources gleaned by cluster facilitators David, Julie and Pam.
Next Cathy Vercoe Sales Manager for e-Cast a video streaming and hosting service gave a 40 minute presentation to the principals group explaining how the critical literacies developed when students can access video footage from around the world would help meet the clusters three key questions pasted below.
SustainED Cluster Three Key Cluster Questions:
1. If we are “To give the leaders of tomorrow the knowledge they need to operate in a world rapidly running out of resources and facing the challenges of climate change.” MoE SOI 2007 what learning experiences should we include?
2. What are the conditions of value in teaching and learning that will support these learning experiences?
3. How might ICTs enhance these conditions of value?
After scones and jam and asparagus rolls (the detail is always worth noting) we regrouped and completed items 4 to 11 on the agenda
2. Learning at School 08 –
SWOT Reports from Principals (Cyril, Mavis and Peter)
SWOT Reports from Director/facilitators (Pam, Julie and David)
3. eCast Presentation (Cathy Vercoe e-Cast Educational Sales Manager) Cathy has a copy of our cluster questions and will attempt to show us how ecast can enhance conditions of value in teaching and learning within our cluster. (40min with questions)
4. Lead Teacher Teams and contacts
5. Finalise facilitators for F2F visits (Meadowbank and Glen Taylor) (Refer attachment)
6. Baseline Survey Reminder
7. Joining the ict_pd Online Community on Centre4 (Refer email)
8. Access to the audio conferencing bridge (Refer email)
9. Authoring the SustainED cluster Blog
10. Contributing to the SustainEd cluster Wiki
11. Everything else
And the budgerigars?
If you carefully study the photographs from the entrance to Stanhope Road School you will see that all visitors get a Melopsittacus undulates welcome ..