http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2011/06/school-leader-seminar-2011-nus-faculty.html

 

School Leader Seminar 2011 NUS, Faculty of Engineering, LT7A

 
https://sites.google.com/a/moe.gov.sg/leaders-seminar-dry-run/discussion-1http://www.edutopia.org/east-technology-lab-video
Summary on SDL n CoL.
perhaps a project work (YauHui and LooKang and John) task can promote more for the SDL n CoL as on this video.https://sites.google.com/a/moe.gov.sg/education-transformation-school-leadership-and-ict-in-learning/home

 
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Siew Lian Meng Joo
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Personal Notes on Discussion 1: Knowledge Creation school
White paper ICT, Education Reform, and Economic Growth: A Conceptual Framework by Robert B. Kozma, Ph.D. http://download.intel.com/education/EvidenceOfImpact/Kozma_ICT_Framework.pdfTable on education reform for 21st century skills, i create after reading the white paper.
 
 
  Acquisition
 Deepening
 Creation
 Policies
 workers
 managers
 creators
 Professional Development
 factual accuracy
 deep facts and pedagogy
 self directed model learner-teachers. collaborate, create, share own body of professional knowledge and practices. 
sound like lookang in open source physics community?
 
 Curriculum
 facts acquisition
deep real-life complex facts 
 students goal and local context dependent, flexible and responsive. develop inquiry, info management, critical thinking, learn to learn.
Maybe a blog to info manage?
 Pedagogy
 information delivered
 open-ended real-world problems, internship
 build on knowledge, explore new topics, generate knowledge products, communicate with experts global ones.
Life-Like pedagogy?
 Assessment
 accuracy of facts recall
 composed of a few open-ended projects
 investigation, reports, presentations, creative works and other knowledge products. 
world reviewed.
open access Blog, contribute journal paper?
 ICT Use
 deliver content
use simulations, multimedia, not produced them yet.
 social networks to support creation of simulations & multimedia
Create Simulation for physics?
 School 
Organization
 hierarchical, high accountability, little autonomy. teacher rewarded by students test scores. 
 flexible implementation, responsive to community needs
schools are learning organisation, teacher innovate and have autonomy to implementing vision & goals. accountable for results
trust teachers?.  
 
 
 
After reading, i feel it may be appropriate to aim for knowledge deepening as knowledge creation could be on a selective part of the education reform. 


Discussion 2:

Q1: What practices in the video clip are similar to those in your school? *
Like:
structured Time for sharing technology, ideas, once a month
PLC discussions to improve lessons
peer lesson observation/study for improvement of lesson, not assessment of teacher's competency.Q2: What challenges did you face during the implementation and how did you overcome them? *
teacher got no time to innovate or share? lower teaching load, scrap CCA duty in place for lesson study/improvement
go through the motion PLC, worker-supervisor relationship dominant. scrap EO ranking, unhealthy for community-family spirit?

My thoughts:
actually, this 4 square reflection can be expanded further, ICT use, Curriculum (thinking skills and 21 cc), Pedagogy(instructional approach & authenticity)  and Assessment (performance task missing??).Discussion 3:
Focus 1: Curriculum that supports Knowledge Creation
The curriculum is flexible and responsive to student goals and local contexts.
It emphasises the development of collaboration, inquiry, information management, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Learning how to learn is essential.
How does a curriculum that supports Knowledge Creation look like?
How can ICT support such curriculum?
the quick way is build into the curriculum a life like project, for example 
  1. Learning Physics through Video Analysis and Modeling @ River Valley High (sg) 2010 http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/03/learning-physics-through-video-analysis.html. A project based learning that has the scaling resources here http://ictconnection.edumall.sg/cos/o.x?ptid=711&c=/ictconnection/ictlib&func=view&rid=82 download all.
  2. shorter implementation could be in the form of science computer practical laboratory using simulation http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2011/03/tracker-scaling-in-yishun-junior.html and http://ictconnection.edumall.sg/cos/o.x?ptid=711&c=/ictconnection/ictlib&func=view&rid=533
  3. simulation based labs http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/06/ejs-open-source-java-applet-1d.html and http://ictconnection.edumall.sg/cos/o.x?ptid=711&c=/ictconnection/ictlib&func=view&rid=18
 

What are the essential conditions School Leaders need to put in place for such a curriculum?
Prioritise and focus on one essential condition. 
What are your considerations in deciding on this essential condition?
easiest to influence.
get teachers to design worksheets on simulations created for students to learn from.
get teachers to design  simulations to build capacity 
get students to design simple simulations to illustrate their understanding on the concepts taught in school. 
 
What are some issues and challenges associated with this essential condition?
students may give up authentic learning experience in favor of the usual examination score focus.
 
 
Select one issue/challenge to work on.
What should you take into consideration?
give students 1 to 1 counselling on the need for life like performance, exam is just a necessary part of the schooling experience for standardized testing for steaming purposes
 
Rephrase the issue/challenge into a question (How…?).
How do i counsel student on the need for life skills real life performance instead of pass for Acing examinations?
 
 
Creating conditions for Pedagogy
Focus 2: Pedagogies that bring about acquisition of SDL and CoLTeaching consists of challenging students to build on their knowledge and explore new topics. Collaborative projects and investigations involve searching for information, collecting and analysing data, generating knowledge products and communicating with outside experts and audiences to share results.
What scaffolds are needed for students across abilities, levels and subjects?
How can ICT support such pedagogy?
School leaders http://montfortsecprincipal.wordpress.com/, teachers http://weelookang.blogspot.com/ and students blogs http://511askmdmcheng.blogspot.com/ can be organised into knowledge management system for SDL and CoL. Example, Mdm Cheng's physics blog mentioned in DGE's speech.
Pedagogy of doing (simulation like http://weelookang.blogspot.com/ blog) , thinking and reflective massive information on the internet can augment existing school's face to face lessons.
Establish collaboration with global community of educators, experts.
strong TPACK teachers to lead the use and search and development of content & resource for student SDL and CoL.
 
 
What are the essential conditions School Leaders need to put in place for such  pedagogy?
Prioritise and focus on one essential condition. 
What are your considerations in deciding on this essential condition?
easiest to influence.
workshop on use of Blogger as e-portfolio mechanism for students progress in learning  - built into the students' year end assessment key e-portfolio to demonstrate learning
 
What are some issues and challenges associated with this essential condition?
students may give up authentic learning experience in favor of the usual examination score focus.
 
 
Select one issue/challenge to work on.
What should you take into consideration?
give students 1 to 1 counselling on the need for life like performance, exam is just a necessary part of the schooling experience for standardized testing for steaming purposes
 
Rephrase the issue/challenge into a question (How…?).
How do i counsel student on the need for life skills real life performance instead of pass for Acing examinations?
 
 
Discussion 3:
Discussion 3: Creating conditions for Assessment
Focus 3: Assessment that determines attainment of 21st Century Competencies Assessment tasks consist of investigations, reports, presentations, creative works, and other knowledge products. These products are evaluated through self, peer, and public review, as well as expert review. Assessments also emphasize student goal setting and self-monitoring.  
What do we want to assess? Learning
How can ICT support such assessment? assessment of learning by means of performance of tasks, e-portfolio etc. 
 
What are the essential conditions School Leaders need to put in place for such assessment?
Inside -enhance school leaders', teachers'and students' understanding for authentic learning, not the present day pen paper examinations
Outside - 
structures - internet access, computers 
process - built into the students' year end assessment key e-portfolio to demonstrate learning
assessment - built into teachers' EPMS rubrics as core competencies
 
Prioritise and focus on one essential condition. 
What are your considerations in deciding on this essential condition?
easiest to influence.
process - built into the students' year end assessment key e-portfolio to demonstrate learning
 
What are some issues and challenges associated with this essential condition?
students may give up authentic learning experience in favor of the usual examination score focus.
Select one issue/challenge to work on.
What should you take into consideration?
give students 1 to 1 counselling on the need for life like performance, exam is just a necessary part of the schooling experience for standardized testing for steaming purposesRephrase the issue/challenge into a question (How…?).
How do i counsel student on the need for life skills real life performance instead of pass for Acing examinations?
A Self Directed Learning Spectrum (Gibbons,2002) with Characteristics (MOE,2009) mapped.
 
 
  1. to enhance the SDL ownership, participants will perform one lesson learnt to apply in their school, share it during next years SL seminar if there is one. 
  2. to manage the learning, participants can blog about it like andrew will lead by example, thinking and evaluate in internet public space their success and challenge, inviting anyone who is an expert in school reform like Bob Kozma to value add  to the blog post, share the burden etc
  3. to extend, since the seminar is broad strokes, perhaps can go deep into certain reforms (physics simulations for example like http://weelookang.blogspot.com/)  and share an implementation modules for others participants to do likewise in their workplace.
Conclusion
I agree that students will learn deeply if they are the ones creating the simulations (knowledge product) but it is going to take a lot of teacher capacity to perform this kind of knowledge creation lesson. I will definitely try when i am in school as a teacher :)Some generic photo taken by m, anyone who's photo are taken, object to them been here, please leave a message and i will remove them. 
 
 
 skillful facilitation by Siew Lian connecting the workshop to the session
 
 skillful facilitation by Tan Chun Ming ( Principal Nan Chiau Pri ) on Activity 3
Room 2 watching the video by ETD on Mdm Cheng and her students feedback on use of blogs
 
 
Room 2 watching the live cast using on Cheah HM closing the session