On our teacher only day to start this year - we worked with Steve Collis from Northern Beaches Christian School, SCIL Centre, in Sydney. We worked with Steve on a one day professional development programme called; "Re-Image Learning".
We explored video footage from Northern Beaches Christian School - we are interested in the work at this school around learning design, personalising learning and collaboration.
SCIL Building tour - Stephen Harris from SCIL on Vimeo.
Our teachers are exploring ways to strengthen team teaching, experimenting with more open layouts and technology. We are in process of redesigning most of our school. Effectively a whole new school will replace most of our current buildings over the next two years. We have a sense of urgency around preparing our teachers and learners, in fact our whole learning community for the changes that are coming.
The modelling exercise allowed our teachers to think through what learning in our new hubs will look like and dream big. The task was to build a profile of a learner in 2017 and create a model that demonstrated a snap shot in the day, at school - a moment in time, that reflects our vision around learning. The models could be created in a range of ways (giving choice). eg virtually or cardboard, modelling clay etc.
The teachers reflected that this was a fun, non threatening play way to integrate and develop their ideas.
Having fun in a creative way is an empowering way to learn - for all of us learners