A part of the focus on deep learning is the realisation that reporting needs to be ongoing.

Ongoing Reporting with GSuite

It can be easy to look at an application and provide one answer, the problem with this is that it does not cover all contexts. Here is a collection of ideas associated with GSuite and ongoing reporting and assessment. I recently attended a professional learning day investigating ongoing reporting. As opposed to mandated biannual reporting,…

Questions for Cal

Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, recently closed the National Coaching Conference for Educators with a suggestion to move away from false appeal associated with social media. Instead, he encouraged educators to spend their time focusing on ‘deep work’. To support this, Scott spoke about the work of Cal Newport. Ignoring the…

Reflections from #CoachEd2017

  I recently attended the 5th National Coaching Conference for Educators held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. I was not exactly sure what I would get from the conference. Having completed a course with Growth Coach International around leadership coaching a few months ago, I was interested in following up with my development as a…

Making an Online Learning Hub

One of my focuses at the moment is around online learning. This has involved investigating different spaces, the idea of Communities of Practice, dynamic content to include and the potential of Open Badges as a means of credentialing. It occurred to me that I had not stopped to properly consider what was already out there.…

Learnification and the Purpose of Education

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have started reading Gert Biesta’s book, Good Education in an Age of Measurement. In the first chapter, he puts forward the case of three key arguments for a ‘good education‘: qualification, socialization and subjectification. Qualification is defined as: The qualification function…

A #RoCur Reflection

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Looking Back on a Week as @EduTweetOz This week, I took control of the EduTweetOz rotation curation account. Like many, @edutweetoz provided some of my first education connections with those like Jason Borton (the first week I ever followed) and TER Podcast.…