"Where do we go from here? The world's our oyster!"

As we prepare to go back to our brick and mortar classrooms, I wanted to start capturing the stories of Aussie educators over the past 6-8 weeks. I’m very privileged to be a part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert community and when I put out the call I was flooded with offers to share. The five who took part shared stories that made me seriously shiver with excitement.

We really have grown so much over this short time.

Has what we’ve experienced created a ripple effect that will impact what we do in our classrooms in the coming weeks and months?

As the "quiet ones" begin to engage more and learning barriers are removed, increasing learning opportunity immeasurably... what can we learn?

Tune in to hear Andrew Battese, Anne Mirtschin, James Jenkins, Michelle Dennis and Peta Jorgensen as they share their experiences. From how they rolled out Teams in as little as three days, how they overcame technical issues and onboarded their teams to how much of an impact their new learning environment had on their learners, their parents and their community as a whole, this episode is full of reflection and growth. It’s’ a true moment of celebration and a reminder of how much we’ve all learnt in these difficult weeks.

Listen as we talk about:

  • How pedagogies and structures (like timetabling) were impacted, effected and grew
  • How the community responded and how the changes made are already impacting the way school events are held
  • What this has meant for students and their ability to work independently and think critically
  • How access to quality internet makes all the difference
  • What their favourite apps are
  • What they’ll be continuing to do differently when things go back to “normal”

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