Elsternwick PS meets Tobin Montessori in Boston

Continuing the series of posts written by Jess, Erin and Sarah 3 teachers attending the Harvard Institute and now visiting schools. Today we visited The Tobin School in Cambridge. This school was familiar to us, as we had read about it through the case studies presented in ‘Data Wise In… Read more“Elsternwick PS meets Tobin Montessori in Boston”

Data Wise: Summer Institute Day 4

Today all the 8 pieces of the Data Wise Improvement Process came together. We  collaborated with teachers from other Elementary schools on a case study about a school in Texas. We used real data, student work samples and videos of classrooms from the school to make our way through all… Read more“Data Wise: Summer Institute Day 4”

Teachers Overseas: professional learning opportunities that also serve as an acknowledgement of effort.

  I couldn’t help post these 3 images taken in New Mexico last week. The first is a group of teachers and principals from two neighbouring schools Elsternwick and Elwood Primary Schools who share a common belief that relationships build the social capital for schools and their communities to improve… Read more“Teachers Overseas: professional learning opportunities that also serve as an acknowledgement of effort.”

Disputing Classrooms – a text on innovative use of technology to “personalise learning”

A month or so ago all principals in Victoria were given this book “Disrupting Classrooms” just prior to the release of a new innovation in schools called the ultranet. We have all been reading this book in our own ways I think supported a little more directly through networks of… Read more“Disputing Classrooms – a text on innovative use of technology to “personalise learning””

School Regeneration Projects

School regeneration projects engage schools and their local communities developing a sustainable educational provision plan that covers educating young people from birth to adulthood. The school communities usually agree to reduce the number of sites and organise the provision of education so that some campuses have sites for Years P-8, others… Read more“School Regeneration Projects”

Teachers Guide to Web 2.0

A Teacher’s Guide To Web 2.0 at School View more documents from Sacha Chua. Following on from the social media theme I found this presentation which teachers might find interesting. It has a message for us all about using the web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning. Since my last post I have… Read more“Teachers Guide to Web 2.0”

World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals – Singapore – a hit!

I have just returned from the 9th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals in Singapore. It was truly an international convention with1,400 delegates from over 40 countries. It was also an opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues like Sita, who I first met whilst studying… Read more“World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals – Singapore – a hit!”