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We have spent much of 2021 getting SchoolTalk ready for growth. SchoolTalk is a cloud-based digital app which is able to synthesise the achievements and gaps across all learners in a class or hub and identify next steps for each learner.
It efficiently provides teachers with the evidence for differentiating and personalising the learning and clearly links progressions to the learning design: learners upload evidence and progress is visible to them and their parents and whanau.This has enabled agency and created cohesion of data, planning and reporting which provides real time, visible learner progress reporting, engaging parents in a learning partnership.
"Leading schools is always a challenging, busy, and rewarding venture, requiring considerable depth of expertise and care for others. Teaching in Innovative Learning Environments entails working closely with so many other teachers and leaders, much more than in the typical walls of many classrooms. SchoolTalk is an exciting tool to assist in the leading, the teaching, and the learning for all in schools. An impressive aspect is how it has grown out of real-school issues, is still growing, but is simple to use, reduces workload, and is obviously welcomed by all in schools.
Of all the LMS and similar tools I have reviewed, School Talk has the greatest probability of truly making life easier, learning deeper, and work more transparent. When I claim we need to “Know Thy Impact” it is in your face when using this tool – and all in the school are beneficiaries.”
The first workshop in our four-part Leadership Series was held on August 13, and putting one's heart into the very centre of leadership was the key message from facilitator, Angus Jenkins. Acknowledging Simon Sinek's golden circles, he depicted this in the following way: