ELN 2021 Programme dates and venues

Schedule of Professional Learning Sessions Term 2

Building coherence: “Bringing into the fold”

Date
Time
Venue
Wednesday 12 May
7:00 – 8:20 am
Botany Downs Secondary College

Title:

Focusing on the main thing – what is one problem you are trying to solve?

We begin by mapping your priority role and relational spaces for greater coherence and identifying where the point people for this are situated. These spaces bring our attention to the interface of Kāhui Ako and school-based practices.

The session devotes the majority of the time for you to work in school groups to progress a cohesive approach to your leadership inquiry(ies) for 2021 as you identify your ‘main thing’ for your team’s leadership inquiry and create a question. If your team(s)have already identified their focus area this is an opportunity to agree next steps as you move through the phases of Action Research.

Important information for this session:

  • We ask please that you encourage all SLT / WSL/ ASL from your school to attend this workshop to ensure the greatest coherence and all leaders/ teachers have the opportunity to agree the focus of your ‘main thing’ for genuine inquiry and co-construct the question.
  • All team members need copies of your school’s Annual Plan for this session. Please could one person be responsible to action this.

ELN Team for this session: Howard Youngs, Maggie Ogram

Wednesday 2 June
7:00 – 8:20 am
Botany Downs Secondary College

Title:

Understanding the role of emotion in educational change for improvement

Have you ever wanted to introduce something new in your school but been faced with what feels like ‘resistance to change’. Do you wonder why people sometimes say they are keen to try something new but nothing actually changes? In this session we will explore how perceptions of risk can get in the way of change and what you can do as a leader to increase change for improvement.

ELN Team for this session: Deidre Le Fevre, Howard Youngs, Maggie Ogram

Wednesday 30 June
7:00 – 8:20 am
Botany Downs Secondary College

Title:

Bringing critical reflection into the fold: Strengthening a culture of coherence

During this term we have focused on bringing Kāhui Ako practices into the ‘fold’ of school practices, while building greater coherence through the development and application of leadership inquiries. Part of this process is ensuring reflection is intentional and not left as an afterthought. In this session we briefly unpack the differences between technical, aligned and critical reflection (Reynolds, 2011). In the busyness of school life, critical reflection and sometimes aligned reflection can drift ‘off the stage’. Drawing from the previous session, the practices of critical and aligned reflection will be applied in school groups and across school groups to ascertain what further interventions in relation to your leadership inquiries are needed as you come to the end of the term.

Suggested Reading:

Reynolds, M. (2011). Reflective practice: Origins and interpretations. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 8(1), 5-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767333.2011.549321

ELN Team for this session: Howard Youngs, Maggie Ogram

 

You can download a pdf of the programme here.

 

If you have any queries regarding these forthcoming sessions please contact:

maggie@ospreyconsulting.co.nz