1. How did you attend the #edchatnz conference (face 2 face, followed online or didn’t)?
As a staff member at HPSS I was fortunate to be in the school on Friday taking my Hub and having an opportunity to share what is happening. On Saturday I came back into school with my family for a day of awesomeness
2. How many others attended from your school or organisation?
All! on Friday and there were a large portion on the Saturday as well
3. How many #edchatnz challenges did you complete?
A woeful 3
4. Who are 3 people that you connected with and what did you learn from them?
@tjbigge – An old friend from High School whom I have not seen for about 8 years. Awesome to chat about what they are doing at his school at the moment and trying to take an educational plunge that will allow more student voice and control over their own learning.
@Melmoore – I had the opportunity to go to Mel’s session on cross curricula planning and teaching with an NCEA focus. As I am already lucky enough to be working in a school that operates heavily within a collaborative framework it was nice to have some discussions about what this might look like at a senior level. It was also nice to hear how a member of SLT from another school was looking to take risks and some of the issues that their school is dealing with regarding trying to establish this practice within a non MLE school. I appreciated her openness and her honesty about these issues.
@mrsmeganpete – Had a session with Megan after Mel’s on NCEA and again blown away to have conversations and ideas with someone that I sit next to on a day to day basis. This was another of those situations that reminds you of the awesomeness your teaching peers often hold onto and only let out for situations such as the #edchatNZ conference. I felt that this was the perfect partnership presentation to to the prior session and also enjoyed that it took a new and fresh look at the way we assess and provide meaningful feedback to our students to promote positive learning.
5. What session are you gutted that you missed?
– I would have loved to have been able to attend the political debate that @claireamos chaired. I would have also liked to have sat through the session run by Pam Hook on SOLO.
6. Who is one person that you would like to have taken to Edchatnz and what thing would they have learnt?
The one person that I really wanted to take did come with me and she is still talking about it so awesome to be able to share what I do and to see a budding teacher passionately excited about her future and the future of education
7. Is there a person you didn’t get to meet/chat with (F2F/online) that you wished you had? Why?
I wish that I had more opportunities to connect with some of the other PE teachers that were at conference to sit down and discuss/share practice and ideas about what is happening in other schools.
8. What’s the next book you are going to read and why?
I am keen to read the Falconer and am hoping to acquire this from one of my community teachers soon.
9. What is one thing you plan to do to continue the Education Revolution you learnt about at #EdchatNZ?
I have set a challenge to get my critical buddy onto twitter by the end of this term and I am planning a presentation to our staff about the benefits of twitter as a PD tool. As a teacher who was so apposed to social networking I have been truly reformed in my thinking
10. Will you take a risk and hand your students a blank canvas?