Thanks to everyone who made it to our first PLG meeting. We had a great turn out, especially after the weather of the day before. It was a great opportunity to make contacts and talk to others on the MLE and collaborative teaching journey.
The meeting began with a chance to hear from Clearview Primary presenters. We discussed our journey so far, the vision underpinning our design and our teaching philosophy. We were also able to share practical ideas for developing collaborative classrooms.
Chris Bradbeer from Stonefields School in Auckland shared about the North Island's PLG, their experiences so far and how their support network is developing.
At the end of the evening we spent valuable time discussing in groups our wonderings, challenges and opportunities for when working in collaboration with others, and thinking about how we can move forward as a group to best meet these needs. We are looking forward to our term four PLG - watch this space for more information!
Based on feedback from the discussion groups, future topics will include:
Developing MLE spaces in traditional schools.
Professional Development Options.
Assessment reporting and tracking.