The last three years of my life has been in the services of the NSW Digital Education Revolution. Dragged from the obscurity of a Health and Physical Education Teacher doing wacky things with Wiimotes, Laptops, Mobile phones, GPS and any tech I could get my mittens on, into head office to co-led a $28 million dollar professional learning project as part of the NSWDEC delivery of the state wide 1:1 laptop iniative. The program is now at a point of being operationalised and moved to business as usual, something we dreamed we could achieve within 18 months but the reality of education made that timeline a little ambitious. The revolution will go on, where it always belonged in classrooms, faculties, schools and regions. I now get to return to my true passion student learning, as a Head Teacher, Teaching and Learning at Merrylands High School.
Change is a marathon, not a sprint
Culture trumps everything, usually starting with vision
In creating equity there is inequity, but without the attempt to provide equity, the inequity has and will continue to be far greater
Everyone has “the answer” but rarely do they have “the question”
Leadership is not about me, but about them
Talking about change is easy, effecting change takes a whole different skill set
There is amazing stuff happening in so many places, it may not be broadcast live on twitter, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening
What am I looking forward too?
- Working with a discrete team on achieving a singular vision of student learning
- Working under (another) visionary leader
- Working directly with students
- Applying what I have learnt working at the state/system level to working within a school community
- Continuing to blog, just with a new focus
- Finally: Being the change I want to see in the world