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Patricks School, sums up:“In 2014, I led a blogging session, which I know a lot about, and went straight from there to a Google Docs session.
I was able to share what I know, and then build on that and get related tools 45 minutes later!
That means that attendees can go to the sessions that interest them, and it means that we can cover a wider range of topics: more attendees are able to lead sessions, and share knowledge in whatever topic they have expertise in.
These sessions, while led to begin with, have a big open forum component.
The Growth Mindset session was also popular, containing some excellent follow-up from a previous professional development seminar held in Christchurch earlier on this year.
’ We want people to go away and do their own digging, if they’ve been inspired, rather than force them to sit through something they’ve realised they’re ‘just not that into.’Amanda Barrett, a teacher at St.
In her speech Cheryl talked about the vastly different post-school world facing students today.
To illustrate this idea, she told the gathering that in October 2015 there will be an office block built in Dubai entirely by 3D printer.
Cheryl talked about future-focused learning, and how we must be open to retaining the values and experience of our past, while at the same time embracing change.
She spoke of the need to be strong as educators and keep looking outwards in how we keep up with what’s happening in education and employment around the world, which will help to push our schools and our teachers forward.