Contemporary Literacies – Our thoughts so far…

This post was first publised on May 18, 2011
On this team day a small group of teachers worked together exploring their understandings around contemporary literacies. It was great to see teachers collaborating across schools and sharing their own stories.   I encourage you to continue the conversations started on this day and hope that this blog can offer you all a space for this ongoing collaboration. You can create your own new post to share your ongoing thinking and learning about contemporary literacies or add comments to this one.  Sara

What is Participatory Action Research?

This post was first published on March 1, 2011

On 16 feb, 2011 we met with the literacy leaders and revisited our understandings about CLLC and engaging in Participatory Action Research. We had a strong focus on reflection. We explored the Reflective Thinking Pyramid, what makes effective Professional Learning and options for keeping a reflective journal. We also discussed the use of evidence, how we reflect on this evidence and keeping the focus on student learning.

A key part of CLLC is that we build this learning community and engage in reflective thinking. As part of this we will:

  •  question our practices based on increased pedagogical knowledge and skills
  • reflect on our context so that this reflection leads to better teaching
  • through our reflection we are able to defend our practices and articulate their relevance to improved student learning

I look forward to continuing this journey with you.