Friday, 29 August 2014

It's On The Planner: Collaborative Projects

I've been pondering how to get the students involved in this blog.  Traditionally, I'd have done a bit of a 'sell' but I want the process to ignite the intrinsic motivation of the kids and for them to be the creative owners.  I also want create freedoms for the kids to make connections between real needs, tap into some empathy and put themselves in others shoes.

So....., my plan is to introduce this next Monday (see a snapshot of learning for the morning below) in a way that explores the problems, with kids owning this process as much as possible.

I'm hoping they'll make connections to a project like this one (or many) then we'll go from there...I recently watched a video about Google x projects (Intro to Moonshot Thinking) and it sparked some reflection on how we can mirror the collaborative process here in a school.

Our morning slot, in the senior common, for next Monday.  A series of tasters to ignite some interests..

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Class Blogs: What's the point?

Often blogs are set up and run by teachers, with the main purpose to share celebrations of learning with parents.  Teachers are at the helm, steer the ship and create the content.  There's a lot of benefit in sharing in this way, connecting with parents etc however we want to push things further.

At Hobsonville Point School, in LC3, we honour student voice.  They design the learning and we facilitate the journey.  They have ideas, are active problem seekers and solvers.  We don't want to stifle that but empower them and guide them to engage in meaningful learning.

This blog will evolve as we hand-over to our kids.  They'll shape the design, purpose and populate this blog. They are the innovators, creators and bring the energy.

We're excited to see where this will go ... watch this space!

LC3 Learning Advisors