Hornby Cluster Toolkits
As part of our professional learning and development as a cluster, Mark Maddren who is our Manaiakalani Outreach Programme go to guy, organises teachers from within our cluster to run toolkits. These sessions go for one hour and are to support our learning which impacts on and improves learning for our children.
I have attended these in the past and have always admired those who share what they are doing. As with all professional development, you come away with ideas you know will benefit your students and you as a teacher.
This term, Mark suggested that somebody could share some learning from the recent Google Summit. I was a little reluctant as I thought what might be new and exciting learning for me, could be old news for other people.
After some thought and discussion, I decided to look at it as a time for me to share some of the things I have been able to use and out in place since returning to school post summit. Although this helped me to have a clear picture of what I was to be sharing, I was still worried that attendees might be bored and walk out thinking that was a waste of time.
After a couple of 'Where is my dongle?' moments, we were able to start with our group of teachers and Principal from Gilberthorpe, Templeton and Hornby Primary.
The presentation included some tools to support learning, some to make our own online lives easier and some things just for fun.
Have a look here to see what we covered:
The learning for me here, is that often we think we don't have anything worthy to share or we doubt ourselves about what we know and do. I am still pondering on this as far as my own self belief etc goes, but I am glad to have had the opportunity to share things that I am passionate about and am motivated and excited about this journey.