Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Networking and clarifying direction: a platform for action

On behlaf of the NATA project team I would like to thank all of those partners who came along to the NATA meeting in Sydney earlier this month. It was highly beneficial for not only the project, but also the sustainability of the Network to have everyone get together, share ideas and engage in shaping the direction of the Network. I would also like to say a special thanks to Karen Halley for her fantastic work in organising the logistics of the two days.

Please be in touch if you have any questions or would like a copy of the minutes and have not already received them. If you were at the meeting you are likely to have also received the reworked outcomes matrix. As indicated in the email, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on that document by the 9th of November.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

NATA Parter Meeting - Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th of October

Next Tuesday and Wednesday we will be hosting the second face-to-face partner meeting in Sydney and we look forward to using this as a chance to strengthen network connections, introduce new people to the network and really focus on the network's activities over the coming period.

For those attending please access your dropbox folders to find the most up to date versions of the meeting materials. If you have any travel questions please be in contact with Karen Halley 02 62015176 or  myself for more general queries (nhard@csu.edu.au).

Please note, Mike Keppell has started his new role as the Director of the Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland now and can be contacted at mike.keppell@usq.edu.au.

PLANE - Pathways for Learning, Anywhere anytime - a Network for Educators

What is PLANE? . . . . and what can it do for you?

PLANE is an acronym for Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, anytime – a Network for Educators. PLANE is an innovative and fun educator community, networking space and virtual world that provides accredited professional online learning, courses and quests, multi-media resources, ICT skills development, an e-portfolio, collaborative tools, game-based-learning peer coaching and other professional learning opportunities. PLANE is online and accessible anywhere anytime. PLANE is managed by a consortium consisting of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, the Catholic Education Commission NSW, the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the Council of Deans of Education NSW together with industry partners Adobe and Microsoft.

Our Mission:  To utilise cutting edge technology and best practice methodology to ubiquitously empower all educators to learn, create, collaborate, innovate, and transform their teaching practices to, in turn, inspire and enable their own 21st Century students.

For more information on the network or their upcoming national launch on 19-20 Oct at the Seymour Centre in Sydney please visit their website www.plane.edu.au