Monday, April 7, 2008

Cluster Share April 2008

Thanks to everyone in our cluster for participating in the first cluster share for 2008, specially to those of you who facilitated the breakouts. While this was a first time experience for some teachers both your presentations and your willingness to reflect on your learning and share new understandings with the cluster were much appreciated. Lynne has posted resources and links on the wiki however if you have further questions please feel free to email the relevant teachers.
Instructions for joining the wiki are online too... plus there are lots of wiki experts out in your schools that can help. Remember there are two stages to joining.
First - join wiki spaces and create your user name and password.
Second - login using your username and password then request to become a member of our Central North Shore wiki. This will allow you to edit pages. Please email me if you have any questions or catch up with Lynne when she is in your school next.
Thanks to Sunnybrae Normal for hosting us. Our next cluster share will be on Tuesday May 27th, hosted by Northcote Primary School. If you missed a breakout and would like an opportunity to see it repeated please visit the quick online survey here.

Please let us know if you are interested in contributing either individually or as part of a teaching team.


Anonymous said...

We are about to have our first Cluster Share of 2008 on Wednesday. I hope it goes as well as yours.

Allanah K

ICT Facilitator

Discover IT Tasman

Penny Harrison said...


Just wanted to say what an absolute pleasure it was to present to such a motivated and interested cluster group. It's not easy for teachers to take on a workshop after a hard day at the chalkface, but the questions flowed and interest was obvious. VirtualNorth is obviously one of those gems that shine - thanks for letting me come! Cheers Penny Harrison, ICT Community Facilitator, TKI

Karen Rodger said...

What an inspiring way to spend a 'call back' day at school. I had already heard Tony speak a couple of times at Ulearn last year and he did not disappoint. I have used a number of Tony's strategies in my planning already this term including the handwriting rubric (it really does work) and Going Shopping. Just spending a few minutes rereading Tony's strategies and selecting a few to add into your programme make a lesson very motivational for the children. I also read 'The Ripple Effect' in the holidays, a very easy read, with lots of common sense ideas, at Sunnybrae we have a copy in our Parent Library.