Rank #1: Episode 14: Measuring the Impact of Coding
We meet two schools in the United States that are involved in some exciting research on coding. Join Dr Doreatha White - Principal of Berkley Campostella Early Childhood Centre in Norfolk, Virginia and Dr Michelle Schmitz - Principal of EPiC Elementary in Liberty, Missouri as they take you on a fascinating journey about how the coding curriculum is developed at their schools and how they are measuring the impact of it. We also hear from EPiC's Blended Learning Coach Susan Maynor & second grade teacher Christine Torres.
Rank #2: Episode 13: Implementing the Digitech Curriculum
For the first time in a long, a new subject area has been added to the Australian curriculum. The Digital Technologies Curriculum will become compulsory in all Australian schools by 2020. So exactly was is it, how can teachers implement it and apply it to the context of their school? We get some expert advice from Head of Innovation at Oakleigh State School in Queensland, Nicola Flanagan and Director of Learning Technologies at Corpus Christi College in Western Australia, Daniel Budd.
Rank #3: Episode 12: Supporting creativity
Some great ideas to support teachers to infuse creativity into their classrooms everyday. We bring you more from learning consultant Shaun Kirkwood & art teacher Brittany Morgan. Learn about 'Appy Hour' & 'Pub PD' as well how to develop creative communities. Then we head to Bertram Primary School in Perth, Western Australia which supports staff to teach creativity through a school-based iPad Coaching Program. Bertram's I-C-T coordinator Angela Laverty explains the program and shares the benefits of it.
Rank #4: Episode 11: Unleashing creativity
Fostering creativity in students is one of the most important roles of an educator. But how do you embrace creativity in the classroom every day and give kids the skills to become the next generation of innovators, artist and creators? Learning consultant Shaun Kirkwood and art teacher Brittany Morgan share their ideas and we head to the United States for the first time to visit Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 in New Jersey, where principal Ted Panagopoulos explains how creativity is nurtured there.
Rank #5: Episode 10: Preserving language
Sister Tess Ward is a remarkable nun, teacher and linguist who has dedicated her life to preserving indigenous languages. Armed with a wonderful sense of humour and passion for her work, join Sister Tess as she shares her journey 'From Jelly Pad to iPad'. To date, she's published more than 200 iBooks in indigenous languages and all up has spent more than 14 years teaching students in the remote community of Wadeye on the top of Australia's Northern Territory.
Rank #6: Special thanks
A big thanks to everyone who shared their fantastic and inspirational stories with us in 2017. Leading Change: The Technology in Schools podcast will be back in a few months with more episodes and a whole bunch of new leaders to meet, so make sure you stay subscribed. If you’ve got a moment, we’d be really grateful if you could leave a rating and review in iTunes.
Rank #7: Episode 9: Flipped learning
Meet two digital learning experts from South Australia - Jeremy LeCornu and Aimee Shattock. Their passion is combining technology with collaborative, student-centered learning. It's often referred to as 'flipped learning', but as you'll find out it's so much more. Jeremy & Aimee share the benefits of transforming teaching and learning with video and explain how reversing the traditional classroom empowers students. Learn why video content is so important and get a great insight into how they structure, record and publish the content. Aimee Shattock is the Digital Learning Coordinator at Brighton Secondary School in Adelaide. She took over from Jeremy LeCornu, who is now Assistant Principal for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at Seaview High School, also in Adelaide. They are touring their 'Active Learning Conference' in Australia in 2018. To register and find out more go to http://mylearningsite.com.au/events/active-learning-conference/
Rank #8: Episode 8: Accessibility for all
Making a classroom accessible for all students can often be seen a big challenge. But it doesn't have to be. Knowing how to use the tools you already have in the right way and appealing to students' special interests and passions are a great start. In this episode we're joined by two inspirational accessibility experts, who are dedicated to creating educational best practice for children and young people with special learning needs in the digital space. Deputy principal of Aspect Hunter School in New South Wales, Craig Smith specialises in teaching students who have a diagnosis of autism. Greg Alchin is an Inclusive Design Consultant who empowers people with a disability to achieve their goals.
Rank #9: Episode 7: The DeLorean Project
We find out why Wednesday is the favourite day of the school week for Year 10 students at Glasshouse Christian College on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It's the day dedicated to the DeLorean Project, headed by Dean of Studies, Rob Steffler. Teams of students engage in self-directed learning to try to solve problems using an entrepreneurial mindset and technology.
Rank #10: Episode 6: Measuring success
The leadership team at New Zealand's Te Akau ki Papamoa School share the success of their professional development programs. Retired head of St Hilda's on Queensland's Gold Coast, Peter Crawley explains how classroom technology increases the confidence of students. Jakarta Intercultural School's Tim Carr and Elsa Donohue share their thoughts on the difficulty of measuring the impact of technology on learning. And principal of Mt Ousley Public School in New South Wales Peter Holmes looks to the future.