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Sustainability of the cluster


3. What elements or barriers might hamper sustainability?


Funds, time resources, costs

School leadership

Available hardware and infrastructure

Collaboration between principals

MOE direction

Differing school priorities

No facilitator

Lack of clear direction from leadership

Lack of networking opportunities

Pressures on teachers

The input of new staff

2. From experience in your cluster, what do you want to sustain?

Cluster shares

Teacher motivation and purposeful learning

Quality strategic planning that links e-learning across the curriculum

Schools sharing, network opportunities

Teacher enthusiasm

Regular access to outside expert who challenge boundaries and future thinking

Money, realistic funding


Growth in improved pedagogy

PLC from principals

Growth in teacher development

Online resources, eg cluster wiki

Principal hui

Inquiry learning

Manageable size of the cluster, big not necessarily better

Collaboration between teachers and leaders

Action inquiries

Networking between schools

Access to trainers, facilitators

Access to quality, thought provoking presenters

4. How might we overcome these barriers?

Continuing sharing as leaders and teachers

Principals working together, communicating together

Regional clusters

Knowing everything all of the time

Effective use of e-learning in professional development

Community partnerships, sponsorship of funding

Cluster shares

How could we have made a greater impact?

1. From experience in your cluster, what is successful practice?

Networking with other schools

Sharing developments

Looking at development in the outside world

Incidental dicussions on schools visit on the cluster wiki

Development of a trusting professional learning community

Development of teacher skill and pedaogogy

Developed a school-wide Inquiry model

Development of teacher skill and pedagogy

Access to experienced facilitator

Distributed expertise principals and leaders, Action Inquiry, cluster shares

Serious thinking about purpose of hardware before purchases made

Inquiry is an integral part of our school curriculum

Having on tap a person who can train and develop personnel

Finding out about areas, programmes, developments, unknown previously

Gaining a deeper understanding of learning

Kids leading learning by/via open minds to new technologies

Teacher only days, conversations and time for these, teachers sharing

Children are given more opportunities to use ICT tools they love

Individual teacher engagement

Staff use ICT tools more regularly

Strategic approach to pedagogical learning

Powerful outside expert presenters being provided/made affordable

Teachers and leaders sharing across cluster

ICT thinking/heads up to new resources/online and hard equipment