I had the privilege of attending the NZ Christian Schools Educ8NOW conference held at Elim Christian College today, where I presented a couple of workshops and hosted two 'connect' sessions for general discussion. My workshops focused on strategic issues – the first around how we can strategically plan our school's professional learning and development programme so that it caters for both personal needs and helps us achieve school wide goals. The second workshop was on using a pedagogical decision making model to support our thinking about technology investment, to ensure anything we do actually supports the teaching and learning in our schools and classrooms, as opposed to being introduced independent of that sort of thinking.
My two presentations are available on Slideshare, and are linked from the presentations tab on this blog, and also from the links below:
Using a Concerns-based adoption model to plan effective PLD in your school
Using a pedagogically driven decision making process to make informed technology investment decisions