Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lead teachers reconnecting!

Today was the first lead teacher day for 2012.  We visited Stonefields School to look at eLearning and modern learning spaces.  So different to a "traditional" school environment... very open spaces with smaller "cave" like areas and breakaway spaces that can be closed off with large glass doors, collaborative teaching teams (3 teachers, 1 group of children) who plan collaboratively using google docs, variety of eLearning tools (Apple, Windows and Linux platforms), loads of storage, furniture that can be put together in a variety of ways, large teaching stations with LCD screens that teacher laptops plug into for display, Breakthrough inquiry learning sessions where students follow their interests and passions and a clear and consistent emphasis on learning and collaborating.

Photos to follow!