1. How did you attend the #Edchatnz Conference? (Face 2 Face, followed online or didn’t)
I was there in person, as the draw-card for me was to meet the people with whom I have been conversing with for some time. I was also lucky that my wife, Lesley, was able to attend with me. The breakfast at the Catalina café was terrific.
2. How many others attended from your school or organisation?
Just me. @keithbuntting wanted to attend but as it turned out we had a TOD, so I was lucky. I would certainly recommend that at least two people attend from each school otherwise you are the lone nut – I am the lone nut anyway!
3. How many #Edchatnz challenges did you complete?
I did not set out with a bucket list as I was struggling to keep up with the names, people, and ideas, as well as tweeting, taking photos, and notes.
My very first challenge completed was when walking past a breakout room, some random short woman with an accent called out asking if I could take a Grelfie – @vanschaijik of course I took the opportunity for a selfie so attaining 3 tasks in one!
2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,13,14 gosh that is borderline Achieved, do I get a reassessment opportunity next year!
4. Who are 3 people that you connected with and what did you learn from them?
@Akeenreader our shared passion for reading, the people we know in common, her knowledge of professional learning, and I swapped an edubook with her.
Meeting the (insert subject)edchatNZ people @mattynicoll @MissDtheTeacher @ariaporo22
@MissesArtech ideas for use in the classroom
@Mosbourne01 and @geomouldey we didn’t have time for a beer but it was certainly great to connect. Mark invited me to the next eduignite evening in Ngatea and Steve gave me a personal tour of the spanking materials technology room
Great to connect with @beccasweeney and talk about collaboration
Catch up with my past student who is now my twitter teacher @ariaporo22
And Rachel @shiftingthinking
5. What session are you gutted that you missed?
All of them. I would have liked to attend Steve Mouldey creativity but was presenting design thinking at the same time. Pam Hook @arti_choke
6. Who is one person that you would like to have taken to Edchatnz and what key thing would they have learned?
@keithbuntting to hear about the old paradigm of 1:1, 1 teacher, 1 classroom, 1 hour.
7. Is there a person you didn’t get to meet/chat with (F2F/online) that you wished you had? Why
I was going to take a selfie in the morning and tweet ‘desperately seeking…. Liz McHugh, Pete McGhie, Richard Wells Tim Carr Sally Hart Tim Carr
8. What is the next book you are going to read and why?
Key Competencies for the Future
9. What is one thing you plan to do to continue the Education Revolution you learnt about at #EdchatNZ?
It is now the Education Renaissance!
It is never one thing, this requires a multi-pronged attack. I will be the lone nut in the staff room, I will continue to drive for innovation. But most of all I will continue my inner journey of transforming my practice from teacher centred to student centred learning.
10. Will you take a risk and hand your students a blank canvas?
Now steady on there! But I am certainly moving in that direction
My question. 11. How has your classroom practice changed this week?
I was going to get my students to copy from the WB the process for making a bird feeder. Instead I got them to write all the steps on post-it notes and then work in a group to put it into a Gantt chart; this became a learning experience. Less work for me allowing me to work with the students instead.
That’s some quality connections:
@beccasweeney @MrsMoore @mrs_hyde @MissesArtech @SallyHart72 @dianeCarvallo @ariaporo22 @annagerrit @ipadwells @AkeenReader @lindarubens @geomouldey @mosborne01 @shiftingthinking @vanschaijik @mindkits @rebeccahay @nommokaiako