Just letting you know about a new event I’m running with Louise Bowe and Richard Olsen.
IOI Weekend is an intensive hands-on workshop over an entire weekend where educators learn how to design innovative learning and teaching models that maximize pedagogical capacity, effectiveness, and quality. The idea for the weekend is something Richard and I and Lou have been discussing for some time and has arisen out of work we have done at schools over the last few years. Through a process of trial and error, mixed in with theory, we have created a model that will be exciting for educators and provide some simple tools that they can use to assist as they seek to innovate effectively within their learning environments.
You can find more information at the website http://melbourne.ioiweekend.com
Richard Olsen has written a great blog post that outlines what attendees can expect, which can be found by clicking on the link below:
In that post, he gives a good overview of potential reasons why educators might attend:
“Experienced teachers should participate if they’re dissatisfied with their ability to adequately communicate why innovation in learning and teaching matters. The IOI Weekend provides a process to identify, justify, and measure the impact of their learning and teaching approach. As such, teachers who attend will be equipped to communicate the quality and impact of their innovative learning and teaching practice more clearly.
New teachers should participate if they lack the confidence to adequately communicate why and how learning and teaching innovation are part of their role as teachers. The IOI Weekend provides a process for developing, language for communicating, and a means for measuring the impact of learning and teaching innovation. It will also equip you with ideas of where to start and connect you to a great group of similarly passionate educators.
School leaders should participate if they’re dissatisfied with their ability to adequately communicate the impact of learning and teaching innovation in their school.
The IOI Weekend provides a process to identify, justify, and measure the impact of learning and teaching over time. As a result, school leaders seeking who attend will be better equipped to communicate, measure and report more clearly the impact that learning and teaching innovation is resulting in across their school, and make better decisions about future learning and teaching innovation opportunities.”
Also, please download the flyer and share it with any educators who may be interested. You can find the flyer at ioiweekend flyer
Hope to see some of you there.