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Week 32 – Changes in my Practice

Titiro whakamuri, kokiri whakamua Look back and reflect, so you can move forward Reflective practice is a challenging, demanding, and often trying process that is most successful as a collaborative effort. (Osterman, K. & Kottkamp, R., 1993) What? The most valuable takeaway from this course for me has been the depth of professional discussion and… Continue reading Week 32 – Changes in my Practice

CISC8100 Applied Practice in Context · Connectivism · COP (Community of Practice) · Digital fluency · Leadership · Mindlab · New Zealand · NZACDITT

Week 30: Using social online networks in professional development

Beginning the Journey Rouse (2016) defines social networking as the “practice of expanding the number of one’s business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals”, using the analogy of six degrees of separation. My access to (digital) social networking or “social-media” has largely followed me throughout my teaching career, from playing GNE in 2002/3,… Continue reading Week 30: Using social online networks in professional development

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Week 27: Trend influencing education in New Zealand or internationally

The 2016 Horizon Report (Adams Becker, et.al, pp16-17) identified a trend influencing education internationally that is specifically relevant to my practice as a teacher of Digital Technology in New Zealand: Coding as a Literacy. The report posits that computer science (CS) is one of the fastest growing industries across the world: a major (and growing)… Continue reading Week 27: Trend influencing education in New Zealand or internationally

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Week 26: Current issues in my professional context

Culture is the unique set of beliefs and practices shared by a group that are the essence of their special character. Stoll (1998) supports this idea when she talks about the mind-set of culture being, that’s the “way we do things around here”; school culture she writes is shaped by its history, community expectations and… Continue reading Week 26: Current issues in my professional context

Digital fluency · Leadership · New Zealand · NZACDITT

Google announces CS4HS 2017 recipients

Congratulations to a host of excellent digital technology educators who have won Google funding for 2017. Google has run Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) programs in Australia and New Zealand since 2011, with more than 9,000 teachers trained. I believe in a first for New Zealand, the teachers association NZACDITT (New Zealand Association for Computing, Digital and… Continue reading Google announces CS4HS 2017 recipients