Teachers' taster workshop 3rd April 2013 (NZEI)
Rating the workshop.
24 teachers filled in a feedback form.
Of these we were rated as follows: (% rated 3 = good: % rated 4 = excellent)
- punctuality 0:100
- presentation 33:67
- materials 54:46
- pace 42:54
- variety 48:48
- usefulness 42:54
- confidence of participant 38:50
- time allocated 69:27
What went well?
"It was a good thing that we had a chance to catch up on what other teachers do successfully in their class."
"Well paced." "When we talked in groups it was well timed - not too long - kept moving."
"discussion activities and the powerpoint"
"Pace kept moving, and kept me focused!"
"The right balance between listening and taking info in, and sharing/brainstorming."
"Use of relevant ideas for the classroom." "Clear powerpoint, relevant and low-cost strategies."
"Set up well - a great way to mix up a group of people and meet new folk."
"Ideas you can implement straight away."
"Hearing your personal experience and things that work in your classroom, then linking that in - it made it real and relevant."
I really enjoyed this. Can't wait for tomorrow to try a few of these strategies. Thanks :)
What could be improved?
Things we couldn't control:
"The hot room"
Things we can control:
"More treats on the tables! Maybe caffeine!"
"Show a timeframe at the start to orientate the direction of the course."
"Felt it met the needs of beginning teachers more than experienced."
"More early childhood based."
Who's used a wiki (or other online learning support) before?
6 participants have.
15 have not. (2 didn't know what a wiki is)
3 didn't answer.
Who's confident to use the wiki?
6 are at least 75% confident (not the same 6 as have used a wiki before!)
7 are about 50% confident.
6 are less than 25% confident - but 2 of these said they'll "give it a go"!
5 didn't answer.
What was most useful?
Things to use in the classroom.
I enjoyed the ICT links/components.
Having the powerpoint slides on a handout. Particular, practical strategies.
Time to discuss things in group. The confidence section = great!
Consistency, control, creativity sections.
Brag and drag.
Simple ideas that made sense. Individuality of each kid was a good reminder.
Hearing your experiences, how you've used the strategies.