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ICT Cluster Meeting
14 March 2008
Deborah Craig, Paul Ramsey, Adrian Smith, Marilyn Dunn, Terry Roberts, Yaron Overeem, Judy Eagles
– Financial report for year ending 2007 & expenditure 2008 tabled.
Loss 2007 $1209.77 included $25,000 payment from milestone 4, which was paid in January.
2008 expenditure $10.464.10 with no income until April.
Currently overspent by $11673.77.
There has been a change to the original payment dates, with each payment now a month later.
Will follow this up with ICT PD director.
Schools asked not to claim for teacher release until at least term 2.
2008 Programme& action plan
– contract variation given to each school with action plan, payment dates & budget etc outlined.
Digital copy to be emailed to schools.
Learning at Schools conference feedback
– Yaron presented feedback from Learning @ Schools conference which lead teachers attended. (tabled report). Provided excellent motivation for lead teachers & a time for them to build as a team.
They were all very positive & keen to get back into schools & try things out. Further information is available on the cluster wiki.
Programme to date
– 2008 programme overview tabled.
Focus is less skills based, more ideas based and how this can be implemented into planning.
Teachers have own goals & action plans developed with Yaron
1 to 1 time followed by modelling and/or teacher observation & feedback is being undertaken in most schools & seems to be working well.
Development of school/staff action plans
– As above &
Yaron to provide principals with feedback in relation to action plans & goals relevant to each school.
Facilitator meetings & key dates 2008 –
Regional, local dates for year
Teacher Only Day organisation –
copy of key dates given to each school.
NB Nov management meeting should be 7 Nov not 6 Nov.
Lead teacher dates & focus –
Focus has been set from conference interest for the 2nd term meeting on ‘Marvin’.
Programme is also on Wiki.
Professional development for Principals
– format as today discussed & to continue at next meeting.
Topic will be interactive boards.
Professional Development – Differentiated learning PD with Michelle Sims
Power point & handouts relating to differentiated learning, how to implement it as teachers & especially how to integrate with gifted & talented kids.
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