How I personalised the PD

One-off keynotes or professional learning events are always an exciting challenge – such a short period of time and an unknown range of learning needs, expertise and interest in the room. Last week, I had the pleasure of working with 130 teachers from three schools in Auckland, two primary and one intermediate. It was a […]

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A merry un-conference to you!

“A very merry un-conference To you Who, me? To you Oh, me Let’s all congratulate us with another cup of tea A very merry unconference to you Now statistics prove, Prove that you’ve one conference Imagine just one conference every year Ah, but there are 364 unconferences! Precisely why we’re gathered here to cheer…” [with […]

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Helping teachers use digital content

I have a looong list of reading to catch up on – but have started today with Gaffney’s (2010) Enhancing teachers’ take-up of digital content: factors and design principles in technology adoption. The vital importance of teacher development aligning with factors beyond themselves, such as school culture, government policy, availability of technology and so on, is […]

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An open letter to educators…

This is a compelling video from Dan Brown, a self-declared drop-out who forcefully drives his argument that education must reflect the way the world is today. While we have seen many riffs on this topic, and you could blow holes in many of his arguments (and there are some great video responses that do just […]

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