Four Waimea College staff have taken up the opportunity to undertake the Mind Lab programme offered in conjunction with Unitec. It is a chance to learn how to integrate technology, enhance digital capability and activate new teaching practices in the classroom. There are two strands Digital Collaborative learning and Leadership within the context of teaching in a Digital Collaborative framework.
Our first assignment was a video assignment where we had to critically reflect on a problem or challenge that we identified in our own practice and we had to identify a (Key Competency / He Tikanga Whakaaro or 21st Century Skills related) area for improvement. We then had to justify a digital and collaborative innovation that we think can address our identified problems / challenges. Finally we had to plan how we could begin to implement or trial our innovation (or first part of it) in your practice.
We have shared these with you as part of an ongoing blog of reflection and as an opportunity to showcase some of the work that is going on at Waimea College.