Welcome to our UMNOS17 Showcase. We have been on a long and fruitful journey as a part of the UMNOS family and we are excited to be able to share some of the resources and ideas we have had along the way. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our project please feel free to contact us: Stephen Blackwell or Chris Shaw.
A copy of the PowerPoint we presented at the Showcase can be accessed below.
Our problem - our solution
Professional Learning Communities
The foundation of our project has been our Professional Learning Communities model. We moved from a very tight, prescriptive model to a self-directed one that has been a major success.
For all of our PLC resources please click here.
Communicating with Staff
How do you get staff to read emails and other communications? Some of our teachers seemed to expect an individual, face-to-face discussion on all information. We found that staff were skimming through emails if at all and important information was being missed. Whilst we do not have a solution as yet, we have found significant improvement using technologies such as Microsoft's Sway and Sparkol's Video Scribe.