6. Growth & Development

Competency 6: Continues to develop professional capacities by:

  • 6.1 Expanding personal and professional knowledge base
  • 6.2 Deepening understandings of thinking and learning theories and pedagogy
  • 6.3 Extending learning technology capacities
  • 6.4 Experimenting with new ideas and approaches
  • 6.5 Collaborating with others
  • 6.6 Engaging in educational research

Through my professional learning networks online and through Professional Development, I strive to continually update my professional knowledge, implement new ideas and extend my ability to deliver flexible, pedagogically sound lessons.

Being a life long learner, I completed a Graduate Diploma in 2008 at Melbourne University, specialising in the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Please view the website I created to chronicle my learning: http://thinkedu.net/IB/

In July 2012, I attended a Category 2 IB History Workshop in Auckland, NZ.
Please read my notes and reflections here.

Government grant to leverage Web 2.0 for Authentic Learning

In collaboration with David Dawson, Head of Information Technology Learning Area, we  secured a grant from the AGQTP (Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme). Over the course of 6 months, we attended five full day workshops, entitled ‘Leveraging Web 2.0 for Authentic Learning – Integrating Pedagogy and ICTs for more accomplished schools’. A wide range of Web2 tools and their practical and pedagogical applications were discussed. My reflection and final presentation can be seen on this page: http://thinkedu.net/blog/web2/aisv/ along with some of the feedback I received from my colleagues. (See below)