Tuesday, 24 January 2017

2017 Inquiry

We had a tremendously positive end to 2016.
I've been asked by many people, "what are you going to do next? -What's the next big thing?"
My answer to all of them is the same. "We've done an enormous thing, -now we need to learn to do it as well as we can"
Doing it as well as we can includes these sorts of challenges:

  • how do we balance creativity and joy  with the need to push for improvement in the "3R's"
  • how do we balance time and teacher work load with improvement in outcomes
  • how do we manage high quality teaching as inquiry without overloading high quality teachers?
It seems entirely appropriate to me that as we continue to inquire into "the affordances of digital learning and teaching, that we focus on consolidating what we have and learning to do it really well.

Obviously we will not get the best bang for buck out of all this investment, if "teachers as first researchers" are not able to tease these questions out and be the frontline of discovery for how Learn, Create, Share works.

Below  is my usual "start of the year summary" and "big ideas for 2017". Sadly this time there is no dog barking in the background, as at the time this was made our faithful friend (who added song in dog speak to many of my voice-overs), was buried in our back garden.
So here you go; -a dog free screen record.