Events: I attended the iPadpalooza in the Gold Coast - this conference absolutely exceeded my expectations in every way! I would highly recommend it to anyone passionate about digital technologies - not just iPads. This event will be held here again in 2018 and I am hoping we can take a big group from our school. PD at this level is very hard to find, especially by such a large group of ADE's. Cathy Hunt was integral in this organisation and is such an inspiration, after conversations with her and others there I have decided to delve deeper into the Makerspace movement. I would love to be able to implement a makerspace in our school.
Professional Development: I facilitated and ran an Insight conference to 'soft launch' our Oral language resource and gain feedback from teachers outside of our school. Within this conference I ran workshops and classroom walkthroughs so that those attending could see teaching and learning in action. I was also a guest speaker alongside Glen Storey (ADE) at an Apple Event in Rotorua on iTunesU (Creating Maori Content).
Resources: I then published the first in the series of Oral Language multitouch books, you can download it HERE.
The video below is a walk through of the resource.