“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher”
One of the Kardinia cornerstones is the ideal of the individual as a life-long learner. This belief extends beyond our current students to staff and the wider community. Last week we held a highly informative cyber safety evening for parents as part of our continuing education program and we will continue to look for opportunities to keep parents informed on a variety of topics.
Our teachers have also been engaged in ongoing learning this year through our K-12 Professional Learning Communities. These communities meet on a regular basis after school and inquire into areas related specifically to our Strategic Plan. As a staff, we have found these learning opportunities to be a wonderful way to both learn from and with each other. Each Professional Learning Community consists of teachers from across the K-12 spectrum so it allows a topic to be discussed and analysed from a range of perspectives, which ultimately means that any school-wide decision that results from these communities has a K-12 lens.
Our 2017 Professional Learning Communities are inquiring into the following areas:
- The use of College wide data to inform teaching and learning
- Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking (These groups are working through Project Zero which is part of Harvard Universityâ€™s online learning program)
- Boys in Education
- Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
- Flipped Learning
- Formative Assessment
- International Mindedness
- Innovative Learning Spaces
- The development of a Pedagogical Framework
- Restorative Practices
I look forward to sharing the work of the Professional Learning Communities with parents later in the year.
Have a great week!