Keynote speakers included: Lee Crockett, Perry Rush and Joan Dalton.
What I've learned from Lee Crockett:
- Change is a difficult thing - Reality check ahead
- TTWWADI (That's The Way We've Always Done It), without giving a thought why we do it - this have serious impacts on years to come
- Things change quickly in education - we need to examine our TTWWADI
- No correlation between homework and achievement in younger ages
- It's a scary thought - our classroom structures have not change much in a hundred years
- We are providing our kids with an education for work that can be done by automation - How will we change this?
- Make students the spotlight of their learning - teach them how to learn
- In the next few year, people who need managing will no longer be employable
- Our kids will look at the iPad as archaic technology - How are we preparing them for the world that is their future?
- If we do not change the way we teach, then we prepare our kids not for their future but for our past
- When the rate of change outside an organisation is greater than the change inside the end is near
- What will you change in your classroom or school to prepare your learners for the scope and pace of change? How will you keep up?
- Eyes process visuals faster than text - 80% information comes through our eyes. We can communicate so much more with visuals - we're designed to be visual learners
- Stretch your thinking - take baby steps - choose 1 action you're going to take, starting right now!
What I've learned from Perry Rush:
- The learning Purpose in the 21st Century - enable the individual to be fulfilled to their satisfaction
- Build capability to be successful in the 21st knowledge economy
- Children can spot the teachers who are prepared to journey with them
- Be quiet and listen to kids to re-craft teaching to the next appropriate place
- We need to take our students to places they don't know they don't know about
- Knowledge is a process not a 'thing' - it happens in teams not in individuals
- You need to be able to do things with what you know - Learning and knowledge are a verb, it's what our kids DO with this knowledge
- Teach understanding of knowledge, not just knowing. Foster understanding, growing meaning about the world
- Minds are resources that can be connected to other resources in order to generate knowledge
- Remember the Revised Curriculum: http://notes.learningnetwork.ac.nz/Cache/Pictures/2125547/Perry's_Keynote.pdf
- Teaching in the 21st C http://notes.learningnetwork.ac.nz/Cache/Pictures/2125554/Perry_Rush.pdf
What I've learned from Joan Dalton:
- The language we use, have an impact on students brain
- Learning today is about making connections
- Wisdom begins with wonder
- Thinking language, thinking learner, thinking world http://notes.learningnetwork.ac.nz/Cache/Pictures/2125587/Learners'_World_keynote_2013_final.pdf
- Conflict and Controversy http://notes.learningnetwork.ac.nz/Cache/Pictures/2125991/Conflict_&_Controversy.pdf
It's not what you know, but what you do with what you know that makes a difference.
Other sessions attended and learning included:
- Learning as Inquiry - Mary-Anne Murphy http://notes.learningnetwork.ac.nz/Cache/Pictures/2124858/Learning_as_Inquiry_notes.pdf
- e-Portfolios for High Achievement - Mark Osborne
- Putting the 'e' in Assessment - Mary-Anne Murphy
- Student Voice - Daniel Birch http://notes.learningnetwork.ac.nz/Cache/Pictures/2121669/Student_Voice_-_Daniel_Birch.pdf
- Creating Supportive Learning Environments - Lisa Squire & Sharyn Afu http://www.slideshare.net/lsquire/support-lrn-environs?utm_content=buffera4c60&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer
- Personalised Learning - Kristyn Rack http://www.slideshare.net/krisalicia/personalised-learning-fcopy
What change will I make? What is my 'baby step'?
- I will start by moving towards creating a Modern Learning Environment and focus on personalised learning as the Key Competencies will be visible in this