ICT CPD: Fit for Purpose?

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ICT CPD: Fit for Purpose? by Mind Map: ICT CPD: Fit for Purpose?

1. How continuous is CPD?

1.1. Is there a point where you can know it all?

1.2. Can we link it with behavioural factors?

1.2.1. Maslow

1.2.2. Locus of control

1.2.3. Motivation

1.2.4. Self-image

1.3. Catalysts for personal CPD Change

1.3.1. other people

1.3.1.1. Young people and what they do/are capable of

1.3.2. Events

1.3.3. projects: BPRS,Mirandanet etc

1.3.4. Money/efficiency

1.3.5. Theories of how people learn

1.3.6. Changes in curriculum and/or exam board specs

1.4. Mentoring ( South Africa)

1.5. Make need for ONGOING professional development obvious--and reward it!

2. Who we are

2.1. John Cuthell: MirandaNet; Virtual Learning: School improvement & other things

2.2. Christina Preston- MirandaNet and iCatalyst ICT CPD programmme

2.3. Dughall McCormick: Kirklees LA E-Learning Consultant

2.4. Richard Allen Independant consultant - Learning Platforms etc., etc. http://www.outstream.co.uk

2.5. Leon Cych- Learn 4 Life - Independent Consultant - http://www.L4L.co.uk

2.6. Dai Thomas- Director of ICT/Elearning Warden Park School ,Mirandanet http://www.daithomas.org.uk

2.7. Allison Allen - Independent consultant; School improvement through ICT etc. http://www.outstream.co.uk

2.8. Marilyn Leask Brunel University www.brunel.ac.uk/marilynleask ICT for CPD, web 2.0 see for example www.communities.idea.gov.uk

2.9. Tom Cooper-Strategic Leader ICT-Lewisham LA

2.10. Pedro Hernández-Ramos, Santa Clara University, USA / Teaching and Learning with Technology

3. What you see is what you get

4. Assistive technology

4.1. Teaching & learning at core

5. Teaching of ICT will not survive much longer

5.1. Are Functional Skills enough?

5.2. Build Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPCK), not just the T!

6. Teachers must be at the same level as their students at least

6.1. Is this realistic? cf tennis coaches.

6.2. All Teachers at least need to try Nintendo Wii

7. What do teachers do?

7.1. They ignore research because it's not relevant to their day-to-day needs (or so they think!)

8. Learning platforms?

8.1. too boring and unassociated with needs

8.2. How do you make these authentic

8.3. Other models than just a repository

8.4. Where well led & relevant to all learners makes whole school buzz!

8.5. need to utilise social network style input

8.6. We learn better together, helps reflection

8.7. We need to come up with a Statement of Requirements which is platform agnostic!!!

8.8. Colaboration should be national not limited to individual schools!

9. Games?

9.1. Gamers use 'community' for personal learning.

9.2. Most ICT Developments are in Games play. We need to harness the best to ensure we are inclusive ie Boys!

10. Accreditation?

10.1. skills

10.2. T&L Pedagogy

10.3. GTC accreditation

10.4. again authentic - action research models

10.5. As an incentive—tied to reward structure and personal motivation (for formal recognition)

11. Are all teachers learners?

11.1. Some teachers might talk the talk but do they walk the walk?

11.2. Is there a climate to enable this?

11.3. No! Alas, not all current teachers should remain in the profession (but how to ease them out?)

12. What are the barriers?

12.1. Diversity of people's existing ICT skills

12.2. Lack of recognition of how ICT can help

12.3. "What I've always done before works really well. Why should I change?"

12.4. Fear of admitting a need.

12.5. The kit is unreliable

12.6. Leadership not fully 'signed up'.

12.7. Time and opportunity for CPD cascading

12.8. Lack of opportunity to monitor impact and plan strategically as a result

12.9. Short-term vs. long-term

12.10. Institutional Arrogance

12.11. Over cautious filtering/restrictive technical teams

12.12. We are a barrier as our lang/jargon excludes rather than includes!

12.13. fear of thinking others are better able to use the technology

12.14. "I've got enough on as it is, thank you!"

13. Where's the fun in all of this?

13.1. Twitter?

13.2. Face book

13.3. Community

13.4. Mistake always = opportunity to learn. Change mindset!

13.5. Level of community engagement - compelling content

13.6. In seeing what students can do with new tools in supportive learning environments!

14. Relevant theories

14.1. Diffusion of innovation

14.2. communual construction

14.3. braided learning

14.4. Democracy

15. What does innovation mean?

15.1. Changing the school day or terms?

15.2. Changing how we "do" school?

15.3. Re-think the purposes of education away from information transmission

16. purpose of ICT CPD?

16.1. Must be relevant

16.2. work-based research

16.3. timely

16.4. develop a community problem solving ethos?

16.4.1. Supportive, not competitive

16.5. Remove feeling of exposure

16.6. Develop higher thinking skills (Bloom's)

16.6.1. Avoid the skills - so what? question

16.7. Create excitement about learning, rather than fear

17. Must be timely

17.1. Generic or 'course'-based CPD is not the best model

17.1.1. Improved if leader is practitioner & allows course to be led by "delegates"

17.2. Action research pull model

17.3. If the CPD doesn't hit you at the right point in your development, the impact is lost

17.4. Relevant to learner needs

18. New Teachers and CPD

18.1. Do we encourage reflection in the right ways?

18.2. How is this continued after QTS?

18.3. How embedded is reflective practice after University course?

18.4. Online environments for support and community building—plus daily problem-solving and timely advice!

19. What can help ICT CPD

19.1. E-Learning

19.2. ICT CPD Key role mentorship within schools with time to team teach and facilitate

19.3. Teachmeets

19.4. Leadership Focus

19.5. Open school cultures

19.6. Kit getting easier and more reliable

19.7. ICT embedded as good teaching & learning catalyst

19.8. Higher profile on national/local agendas

19.9. MirandaMods

19.10. Drivers to help with intrinsic motivation

20. Management role in CPD effectiveness?

20.1. Must be enlightened in order to empower

20.2. Willing to take risk

20.3. Does accountability get in the way?

20.4. Must be an ICT management person on the SMT