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What does student-centred, personalised learning actually look like in practice? How do we implement it at NBCS?
Our facilitators are also outstanding classroom practitioners, presenting the techniques in PD that they use with their students in learning sessions. We can deliver a range of training experiences from targeted hands-on workshops, through to keynote presentations and whole-staff activities.
These 2-day workshops are designed to help teams of educators prototype personalised units of work. They can be delivered on-site here at NBCS, or at your school.
In particular, if your school is exploring flexible learning spaces, these workshops will help teachers to develop the pedagogy to match the space.
Learning Space Design Thinking
Light a fire for learning space innovation in this hands-on activity. Once a vision for learning is developed, walls and funding are not necessarily blockers for reinventing spaces. Past participants have implemented their ideas as this example shows.
In groups, participants are facilitated through the Stanford Design Thinking process, culminating in the crafting of real 3D prototype of a re-imagined learning space. The process can be applied to a hypothetical or real space. The final plan can either provoke the imagination, or proceed to implementation. The ideal duration is three hours to work through the design thinking process, however, it is possible to customise the experience to 90 minutes, or even a full day.
Participants emerge with a whole new perspective on the potential for physical space itself to be re-envisioned to better cater for learners.
Re-Imagine Learning Staff Development Day
Spark creative thinking for your whole staff. Available in half or full day format.
When a team from a school visit NBCS they are usually excited to share what they have learnt with their entire staff. This PD is a way of bringing the inspiration for innovation back to your school.
The day consists of either one or two keynote presentations showing video footage of NBCS learning programs, and articulating both the need for innovation and a range of practical techniques for easy implementation. Between the keynotes space is allowed for collaborative group time where participants can develop their own vision for new possibilities in their teams or faculties.
A typical program:
9.00am Keynote #1 - Paradigm Shift
9.45am Breakout #1 - Rethinking Learning
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Keynote #2 - Personalising Learning
11.45am Breakout #2 - Team-based visioning
2.00pm Cross-pollination and Q&A
2 day workshop: 10 hours of registered PD for NSWIT toward Professional Competence
Our core workshops are a 2 day experience, providing not only training but also hands-on prototyping of your own unit for implementation.
We have defined three core workshops to cater for educators at every point of the journey. Work through them in sequence, or select the course that most appeals in your context.
The Learning Matrix
We call this a '101' course. We use a Bloom's / Gardner's Matrix to personalise the curriculum for students.
We call this a '201' course. Use a website or web portal to explore more sophisticated personalisation that goes beyond a simple matrix of options.
NBCS/SCIL is an endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation of Professional Competence. Day 1 and Day 2 of this Workshop address the Standards and Elements for Institute Registered PD.
Scope of Endorsement: all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards for ICT related professional development. Day 1 and Day 2 address the following NSWIT Elements: 1.2.4, 3.2.3, 3.2.8, 4.2.4.
Facilitation and Consultation
We offer facilitation and consultation for you or your staff around the implementation of a design process.
The design process can be applied at a leadership level, addressing issues as broad as school vision or as specific as the architecture and pedagogy of new learning spaces. It also works superbly at a learning design level, for instance with a team of teachers looking to improve learning outcomes or student engagement.
Book one of our facilitators for a day or contact us to discuss your needs further.
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