I am Kelsey Morgan, the Education Programme Leader for Uru Mānuka Cluster. I have been working in this cluster for the past three years now, two and a half of those as a classroom teacher at Gilberthorpe Primary School. There is something really unique about working in our schools, the Learn, Create, Share Framework is connecting us, our students are thriving academically, and are confident positive communicators online.
It is exciting to have you joining us! Feel free to email me at any time for support! firstname.lastname@example.org My calendar is also linked below if you would like to catch me while I am in school!
What to expect when you are getting support?
As part of the facilitation process, teachers will be supported for one hour per week. The purpose of this facilitation is to deliver valuable CyberSmart content for both the teacher and learner. The weekly support aims to create sustainable practice within each 1:1 digital immersion classroom.
Facilitation continues for one year, aiming to continue a similar timetable for each term. The terms are broken up into Smart Learners, Smart Footprint, Smart Relationships and Smart Users. Over the course of the programme teachers will be up skilled in Cybersmart thinking, become proficient in google tools, and be supported in their understanding of Learn, Create, Share.
My aim is to create a positive relationships online and offline with you and your learners. My facilitation is only for one year, but I hope that you feel confident to ask for support at any time!
Why Learn Create Share?
Video from Hornby Primary School - 2017
Our pedagogy ‘Learn, Create, Share’ puts our young people at the very centre of their learning.
Teaching and learning is clearly the umbrella mechanism to activate and sustain the pedagogy, which is essential for learning, whānau engagement and device readiness. There is an expectation that participants will constantly reflect on how well they are doing in relation to the Learn Create Share pedagogy. This pedagogy drives toward visible and ubiquitous learning, strong learner agency and connectedness to grow knowledge.
Taken from Manaiakalani: http://www.manaiakalani.org/our-story/learn-create-share Dec 2017
Establishing Positive Relationships
Establishing clear expectations is important in the development of the teacher/facilitator relationship. Having a clear understanding of communication protocols and roles is paramount to successful professional development. Below are some examples of the expectations for our relationship.