Future Learning Theme: Technology is ubiquitous and learning is too
This is the copy of the presentation I gave today. Just as a reminder, our Professional Learning sessions use a 20/20/20 model: 20 minutes of big picture (our Marsden vision and future learning strategy), 20 minutes of a hands-on workshop (and there are three to choose from to go to) and 20 minutes of reflection.
I enjoyed making the ‘ubiquitous’ presentation, and made sure that there was a task for staff to do so that they could use their shiny new devices. I also enjoyed putting extra links into the presentation so that staff who were interested could go further and explore more. I feel that this is a useful feature, and something I plan to continue doing. (Note to self: make sure all the links I post from my Google drive have already been ‘shared’ so that they work first time!)
The workshop was a more interesting experience. ‘Teaching’ peers is more of a challenge than I anticipated. I think I need to reflect further on how I structure these workshops to help engage staff. Having said that, it is a new model of professional learning for us, and staff are still experiencing teething problems with their devices, and once these issues have settled and staff are more familiar and comfortable I believe they will run more smoothly 🙂 Any tips and advice for leading hands-on staff learning are welcome – comment below or tweet me @AKeenReader !