Action Plans

Action plan for Curriculum
I. Planning and Implementation for web 2.0/ICT in curriculum
A. immersion days for year levels
B. whole year level plans
C. staff project
D. meaningful web 2.0 project
E. integration of web 2.0 tools
F. set up a new school based on connnectedness
G. Innovation as a priority in all plans
H. online scaffolds
I. CPA (curriculum program area) plans
J. Structures, Requirements and Measures
1. consider end product needed
2. formalise assessment
3. rubrics with 21C tools incorporated
4. challenge politicians

II. Curriculum Approaches/Values
A. collaboration
1. students
2. teachers
3. wider community
B. negotiation
C. problem solving
D. student-centred learning
E. ICT/21C skills
F. connectedness

III. Teacher practices and support for teachers
A. contact between teachers from prep to primary to secondary
B. sharing effective practice
C. require teachers to have a certain skill level
D. start small and build
E. mentoring for support and pedagogy
F. faculty demonstrations

Action plan for Staff
• Survey staff in terms of current skills and abilities (baseline data). “ePotential” could be one way of doing this.
• Revisit the Annual Implementation Plan to ensure it reflects the importance of 21st Century Learning. Staff will use this document to determine their individual Performance and Development Goals.
• Ensure all staff address 21st Century Learning in their P&D goals. Maintain a register.
• Return and reflect upon P&D goals often – for example, during staff meetings.
• Targeted PD based on staff goals. This could also include collegiate classroom activities/observations where good practice is modelled.
• Implementing a peer mentor model and create a school “Yellow Pages”. Make use of the expertise within the school.
• Create a staff network (i.e. a ning) to support further discussion and collaboration than meeting schedules generally allow. Participation in this network would also provide another measure.
• Meetings to be meaningful and not necessarily face to face.

Action plan for Administration
Strategic Plan – Create 21st Century Learning Specialist positions that work with clusters of schools to deliver incremental, systematic change that immerses leadership teams and staff in these type of powerful learning environments.

Ideas – Lobbying (putting pressure on Government) for access for all students, free internet and open filtering. Invest in better infrastructure. The awareness of emerging technologies and implications for learning and teaching. (PLP bootcamp for leaders?) Immersive forms of learning for prins, PLN’s etc. Leadership teams need to see what is available out there. Prins need to set clear goals. Leadership teams need to be active and visible.