Staying Connected

Apr 11, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Collaborate

In my role as an ICT educator I hear a lot about the importance of staying connected. Most of the time these discussions revolve around using technology to establish personal learning networks. But of late I have been thinking about the importance of staying connected with those around you.

This is especially so when we look at a school community. I am lucky to have worked at schools where the school community is so engaged in learning. They play an active role in establishing a learning environment which is conducive to positive school culture.

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to run a range of Learning Seminars for the parents of the school and it has highlighted how important the home/school relationship is. In theses sessions we have worked with the parents to help develop an understanding of the values and practices that we as educators believe in. These sessions have been very engaging and have provided both the parents and myself with an opportunity to discuss how best to support the students of the school.

By establishing connections with the school community we are able to listen to their needs and desires and also at the same time help establish a relationship where we can work together to create the best learning environment for the students.

 

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