Microsoft Innovative Schools Asia Pacific Forum 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog entry, and there’s no real reason why it’s been so long. I guess teaching and life has been a little busy lately, but I can’t attend something like #misc09 and not add my thoughts to the already cluttered blogosphere…

The focus the last few days has been on future directions, planning, and the need for having a true vision about where we’re going. The fact that pedagogy hasn’t evolved to use ICT effectively in most cases is something that can only be addressed through an understanding of where you want to get to, and a commitment from staff to work towards that vision. The way that will impact on curriculum shouldn’t be determined by what that curriculum happens to be – effective use of ICT should align with any curriculum model that you’re working under.

I’m looking forward to getting back to school and thinking about how I’m going to change the curriculum for our year 6 students – get staff working together and using ICT in new ways to ensure that both the pedagogy and the classroom evolve to show the rest of our staff just how effective it can be. It’s really quite exciting!

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