Whole school site for learning enhancement

Lately a lot of my time and focus has been devoted to creating an online portal for learning enhancement at my school. Part of my brief for my new role was the promotion to parents of learning enhancement opportunities provided at school. I decided to try out Google Sites, supported in a major way by a talented colleague, Dawn, to whom I owe so much for her technological expertise. Here is the site at this point in time (click here).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I referred to The Friars Factor earlier as a portal because I think it’s a central place serving more than one purpose: an opportunity for members of the school community to write about events in detail and include images/videos (blog posts); resources defining and clarifying aspects of giftedness for both parents and teachers; resources to support teachers in providing a differentiated curriculum; the opportunity for teachers to develop a personal learning network (PLN) after reading blogs and connecting to bloggers; lessons/tutorials/games to extend students at point of need; the opportunity to read widely far beyond the confines of the curriculum; the opportunity for students to follow their passion; ideas and resources integrating technology into student-driven learning tasks.

What made me happy after the talk was receiving emails from teachers wanting to contribute resources or suggesting students who might like to write blog posts. That’s so satisfying, knowing that the school community wants to collaborate in the project. That indicates the start of ownership. Win.

4 thoughts on “Whole school site for learning enhancement”

  1. It looks like you’ve done great service for Whitefriars by pulling this fantastic site together, Tania. Well done. Hope they make good use of it, and I also hope you get the credit you deserve from your administration.

    1. Thanks, Garry, I hope it will be a useful resource. I’ve been happy to receive positive feedback from my principal and teachers.

  2. The site looks truly amazing Tania. This – and you – really are an inspiration to us all! I look forward to seeing how this site develops. Congratulations on the achievement and all the hard work!

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