The brand new INSPIRE Centre in University of Canberra hosted the first Partners in Learning Pilot Schools Program forum of 2012. I would like to thank all our participants and everyone involved in preparing and delivering for a very successful two days. Expertly lead by our facilitators Joan Dalton and Travis Smith, the 2012 Pilot schools have begun their journey of innovation. Over the rest of the year, the participants will be embarking on a journey to ultimately improve the learning and engagements in their schools. Throughout the program participants will develop a greater understanding of 21st century teaching, develop an understanding how to shift their practice to build capacity across their entire school, integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning and will collaborate beyond their traditional communities and develop meaningful partnerships with schools across Australia.
The INSPIRE Centre provided the perfect location to for such a workshop with a combination of agile learning spaces and innovations such as Ideas Paint to enhance the collaborative nature of the spaces. Combining these elements with everyone collaborating n one single OneNote notebook and participants were immersed in a 21st century learning environment. This is certainly something that we will return to in this blog soon.
Take a look at some photos of the workshops in action in the album below.
From time to time over the next few months, every school in the program will be guest blogging here so you can read exactly how they are developing the skills they have developed in this forum. To learn more about each school, just click on the school names below to explore their websites.
|New South Waler||Victoria|
|Chatham High School||Strathfieldsaye Primary School|
|Merrylands East Public School||John Fawkner College|
|Newling Public School||Korumburra Primary School|
|William Rose School||Horsham West/Haven Primary School|
|Churchlands Senior High School||Kedron State High School|
|Leeming Senior High School||Frenchville State School|
|Quinns Beach Primary School||Edge Hill State School|
|Hellyer College||Gilles Street Primary School|
|Kings Meadows High School||Kidman Park Primary School|
|Northern Territory||Australian Capital Territory|
|Manunda Terrace Primary School||Gungahlin College|
P.S. Sorry I couldn’t resist the post heading!