Learning@School Conference - Rotorua 2008
5 presentations were made at this conference by Bucklands Beach Cluster members.
They were
Effective use of Powerpoint to enhance your literacy programme - Nicola Rosemergy and Justine Driver
Digital Storytelling through Animation - Faye Chilvers and Janet Strode-Penny
E-portfolios - A personal space for learning - Ian Fox, Lenva Shearing and Gail Mitchell
E-portfolios, Free portfolios - Making a start - Gail Mitchell and Lenva Shearing
ICT and the younger learners - Wendy Neal


Teacher Only Day Feb 4, 2008
2008 began with the whole cluster meeting to listen to Mark Treadwell speak on future implications for NZ curiculum, assessment and how the key competencies and inquiry support the vision. He spoke of how schools can transform the framework into the curriculum.
Notes from the meeting -
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His online notes are available here.
Whatever by Mark Treadwell will be available in March.
Details of Mark's sessions can be found here.

Digital Cameras and Photography:
Macleans Primary Junior School


Management meeting: AsTTle:
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Cluster Sharing Session:
Our second cluster sharing session was held on Wed 20th June. Over 100 teachers from across the cluster attended a session
in which Gail Mitchell and Lenva Shearing from BBI presented some Action Research conducted at BBI to change and improve
teacher practice. Included in this was a presentation on using Web2.0 tools to engage and empower students. This presentation
has been previously conducted as workshops at Learning at Schoool Conference 2007, and at TUANZ 2007.
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Digital Learning Centres 10/5/07:
Presented by Justine Driver at Bucklands Beach Primary.
Follow this link to Justine's wiki where you can download the handouts of the presentation to make your own DLCs and find out
more about making these learning tools. Get started in your class straight away and download DLCs to support your in class
teaching and learning programme and find the templates to incorporate the six thinking hats in DLCs.

Action Research presented by Lenva Shearing and Gail Mitchell


Cluster share hosted at BBPS, October 2008
Bucklands Beach Primary School hosted the final cluster share for 2008 in October. All cluster schools willingly provided presenters and a range of workshops could be offered. It was interesting to note that some workshops were repeats of workshops offered earlier at other cluster sharing sessions. This was seen by many as a very positive feature, as it gave people opportunities they may have missed out on previously. People also commented that at each cluster share they had different personal and school learning needs and they were grateful that their current needs were being catered for by the wide range of workshops offered. Many workshops were co-presented by groups of students, demonstrating the depth of programmes in their schools. Workshops were well supported and participants were enthusiastic and motivated.