To assist me with working alongside teachers in their classrooms, I have asked that an ICT capabilities survey be completed. Ten minute snapshot observations were also done. The next step from there is to sit with teachers and look at teacher inquiry goal setting.
I've been thinking that I will need some time to prepare and plan for and after teaching sessions with teachers and students so I've got to consider building this into my two days.
This year I work Mondays with e-Learners and am employed 2 days by the ICTPD contract servicing Putauaki (Tues-Wed). I have also picked up ICT work with Room 14 at Edgecumbe on Fridays.
I have expressed my interest too as an ICT specialist teacher with REAP in Whakatane and hope to study for a Certificate in Teacher Education with TWOA this year.
About two week;'s ago I was most fortunate to attend the Teachers Matter two day Conference run by Spectrum Education. Such a great way to get motivated again. I especially enjoyed Ian Juke's keynote and Jenny Mosley's enthusiasm.
I have registered four staff from South and four from Putauaki (as well as myself) to attend the Learning at School Conference in Rotorua. That happens in about two week's time.