Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment. FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.
Action Step. Provide multiple avenues for staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community while developing learning habits, communication and problem solving skills necessary for collaborative learning and leadership.
Indicator of Success. Creativity and risk-taking will be evident and celebrated as learners embrace new technologies.
As Georgia Elementary Teachers continue to discuss implementation of technology and improving digital performance opportunities among students, it has become increasingly important to monitor and share specific programs/apps being utilized within our classrooms. Through the vision and approach of the SAMR model as well as practicing a PLC collaborative network approach, Georgia Elementary Teachers have met monthly to share their expertise, reflect on practice, and build a common understanding of new instructional methodologies. The importance of this work is to create a more equitable educational environment for all students and to share best practices, that are working for students, among colleagues.
Recently, teachers gathered and discussed the possibilities of “How can the ipad camera transform education”? This question/task was provided weeks before our professional gathering and expectations were for teachers to collaboratively share and model the diverse opportunities implemented within classrooms, throughout our school, with this unique ipad tool.
Conversations of parent communication, student learning opportunities, and augmentative communication stemmed from this professional opportunity and a great variety of learning tools were modeled.