I was also given the opportunity to continue with my Early Years - iPad in the Classroom Series and made significant progress towards publication. I have set myself the goal to have it published by the end of August.Trudi and I hosted an Inspire PD session to share back to our whole staff the new learning we had taken onboard from the summit. We also encouraged all staff that haven't already to sign up to Twitter and to follow the ADE threads and conversations.
I hosted another school visit this month, a group of PRT (provisionally registered teachers, their associate teachers and senior leadership team) from Tauranga Intermediate. It is comforting knowing that our journey and success is beginning to filter to higher level education which in turn will hopefully mean our graduating tamariki will have more opportunity to work with digital technologies.
I am continuing to work on problem solving and reflecting on our new journey with Apple School Manager, managed Apple ID's and Classwork. I have made contact with NZ's Apple System manager (Dan Partridge) to have a sounding board for the issues we face. Implementing new products is exciting yet frustrating at the same time. It is the potential of these innovative products that pushes us to be successful with their implementation. I will continue to connect with American educators via twitter who are currently experimenting with these products to learn from their journey.