Penny was the keynote speaker at the AIMS 2010 conference. Her speech notes can be downloaded from Latest News/Blog.
Member School Focus
Phil Straw, Principal of Tokoroa Intermediate School used his sabbatical time in 2007. His report , What constitutes ICT best practice in schools that positively enhances student learning? How do schools engage plans that enable them to sustain best practice in ICT? can be found at www.educationalleaders.govt.nz/Leadership-development/Principals-sabbatical-reports/Report-archives-for-2007-2008/Primary-award-recipients-2007/Straw-Phil
Sabbatical Awardees - 2010
Delwyn Bain, Maeroa Intermediate School
To select suitable texts, list and categorise them to enable Year 7 and 8 teachers to use these to support the exploration and teaching of virtues and Key Competencies.
Patricia Conrad, Mansell Senior School
To investigate transition programmes across Auckland for Year 6 students moving to intermediate school and for Year 8 students moving to secondary school.
Michael Debney, South Wellington Intermediate
What strategies do teachers use that they believe are most effective in modifying student behaviour (punishments and rewards)?
Janet Exon, Remuera Intermediate School
To look at and reflect on senior management teams, their structures, and how principals are preparing deputies for principalship.
Frazer Mailman, Masterton Intermediate School
The impact of 1:1 learning on student engagement, achievement and the teaching and learning environment.
Margaret Morrison, Dargaville Intermediate School
To investigate various ways to engage students in their learning and also to establish methods for student voice to be heard within their learning.
Richard Paton, Chisnallwood Intermediate School
To investigate the relationship between innovative building programmes and enhanced learning opportunities for students in the middle years.
John Smith, Kamo Intermediate School
To explore the reality of what it is that keeps the principal buoyant with energy to inspire the team to maintain and grow the school culture.