17 December 2008

iLearn iTeach ICT Symposium

Over 200 people from around the Auckland and Northland area participated in the first ever iLearn iTeach ICT Symposium. With over 18 different workshops to choose from participants had their work cut out for them in choosing only 3 to attend. Nick Billowes opened the Symposium in true CORE Education fashion by challenging people to think about the purpose of their attendance and their goals for the day, Linda followed in typical early childhood spirit introducing participants to a fun balloon game.

There were over 13 centres from the 20 centres involved in the ECE ICT PL programme presenting on the day, in only two short years teachers have maximised the learning possibilities supported by the professional learning prorgramme and seized the opportunity to advocate for the innovative work they are doing within their contexts. As their facilitator is its hugely humbling to see teachers develop the confidence and skills required to present their findings in only a short amount of time. Congratulations to everyone who took the initiative to attend this FREE event and to those teachers who took on the challenge of presenting.

Acknowledgements to:

The Ministry of Education for their sponsorship as part of the ECE ICT PL Programme, CORE Education for their organisational support, Bairds Mainfreight Primary School for the venue and support leading up to the event, the Manukau Family Literacy Students for their support and hard work during the day.