Insight through collaboration

I had two great learning experiences this week – a visit by Professor Richard Elmore (will post something on this next week) and participating in a DEECD’s Guide to Innovation webinar series.

This webinar series is a great example of how innovative educators are creating powerful networks to build deep professional knowledge and understanding.

I enjoy the opportunities to engage with colleagues who are stretching their thinking but the highlight was having Celine, a Year 7 student watching the presentation and participating in the discussion.

Celine reflected on a recent learning experience in which she got to choose what she wanted to learn.  This was student voice and feedback in real-time and it is was powerful.

My thanks to Helen Otway for inviting me to participate.  It reconfirms that our greatest ‘guides to innovation’ are our teachers.

To listen to It Takes a Village click here.

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