I have been meeting with a group of educators in the Waterloo Catholic DSB to participate in an assessment of our Board's implementation of our 21st Teaching and Learning Blueprint. The focus of our first session was to determine how we can use technology to best support teaching and learning in our Board.
We used the North-Carolina-Digital-Lea
rning-Progress-Rubric as a framework to reflect on our progress and to inform our next steps. This rubric contains five major areas: Leadership, Professional Learning, Technology & Infrastructure, Content & Instruction, and Data & Assessment.
We will also give some consideration to methods we can use to include input from students about how we could use technology to promote critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and collaboration (a Board strategic priority).
Below you will find the following documentation in support of this process;
1) Group ratings in a Google doc for each of the indicators in the five major areas: Leadership, Professional Learning, Technology & Infrastructure, Content & Instruction, and Data & Assessment.
2) The Realtime Board where we captured artefacts, evidence and the rationale for the ratings.
3) The Youtube video which captures the collaboration in real time.
During our next session, each group will have some time to present their ratings and for the whole group to discuss the rationale. Subsequently, we will establish priorities and make specific recommendations to move to the next level in each category. We will also discuss the format by which we will be able to obtain additional feedback from educators and students through the use of small, school-based focus groups.