PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO AN INCREASINGLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

 

Ensure your teachers are prepared for the future with future- focussed Professional Development that extends to all staff. By getting the most out of Professional Learning, you can effectively increase your teachers'

 

E-LEARNING - A PATHWAY TO THE FUTURE

Today's students need a whole new set of skills to thrive in a digital world. Technology - including e- Learning - is the way forward. NORRCOM offers a comprehensive Professional Learning Development (PLD) course that provides a solid foundation for teachers. With it, they'll be able to integrate e-Learning

 

CHANGE IS CONSTANT – NORRCOM’S PLD MOVES AS FAST AS TECHNOLOGY

NORRCOM is not simply a training house, it’s a technology company. It’s our job to stay ahead of the curve, not react to it. As a result, your school will benefit from the very latest trends and techniques. Other PLD trainers rely on static workbooks developed overseas. We use hands-on experience to fully utilise the resources available at your school. We understand today’s technology. We install it, support it, and keep it current  just like our PLD initiatives

 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Google Apps and Chromebooks, Apple iPads, online communities, apps, Innovative Learning Environments, personalisation of learning, growth mindset, student agency, digital citizenship and digital literacy - the list of new technology is forever growing. But it's not just about knowing what these advances are, it's about being able to implement them to achieve the best results for students. With ever-increasing workloads, teachers' number one complaint is time. NORRCOM can support you and your teachers to work more efficiently benefitting student learning.

 

PERSONALISED APPROACH

Every student has unique requirements, as does every teacher. NORRCOM’s PLD content can be delivered in a style and timeframe that fits each school’s, and teacher’s, individual needs. Our engagement model means your teachers will receive the right level of PLD enabling them to transfer that knowledge directly to students

 

DELIVERY OPTIONS

NORRCOM offers a range of delivery options to meet the needs of your school, whenever they’re needed. From one-on-one support, to in-class demonstrations, staff meetings and school-holiday workshops, NORRCOM can work with you to right-size your PLD programme for maximum impact with minimum disruption

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

NORRCOM believes strategic planning is vital to ensure e-Learning is effectively embedded in teachers’ practice, to improve student engagement and academic learning outcomes. NORRCOM will support you to identify processes and strategies that will help your school meet its goals, and make sure your e-Learning strategic plan supports best practice and digital citizenship. Community consultation on all levels ensures that everyone owns the strategic plan for e-Learning, and with joint ownership

the strategic plan is more effective.

 

HOW CAN NORRCOM HELP?

 

  • Lead discussions with your strategic planning team
  • Help assess your school against the e-Learning planning framework
  • Identify the gap between where you’re at now and where your vision lies
  • Help run and organise community consultation with the e-Learning strategic plan, to ensure that everyone feels they have ownership over goals and direction
  • Align your e-Learning strategic plan with your charter goals, policies and procedures, financial resources, Professional Development, and classroom learning and planning
  • Establish an evidence-based reflection and review practice to align with the e-Learning strategic plan, and link this to students’ learning and achievement

 

HERE’S A SNIPPET OF WHAT WE OFFER...

 

GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION

We offer PLD that enables effective use of a range of Google Apps for Education. We’ll tailor this to meet your teachers’ needs and enhance classroom programmes. The opportunities for deep and enriched learning is endless within Google! It will fast-track your teachers into the digital world.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

This PLD ensures that teachers become digitally literate in Microsoft products. NORRCOM offers a range of tools to enhance classroom learning programmes using Microsoft Office 365, which are all linked to 21st century learning principles.

 IPAD APPS

Teachers and students will learn how to use interactive and engaging apps to help develop learning that sticks. NORRCOMM offers a range of apps that allow students to create, and impress.

CHROME EXTENSIONS

Chromebooks and the Chrome browser are becoming more popular around the world. NORRCOM supports the exploration of the millions of Chrome extensions – allowing teachers to enhance their teaching programme.

PLANNING

NORRCOM offers teachers support to incorporate digital technologies into their planning, and encourage digital citizenship.

PEDAGOGY DEVELOPMENT

NORRCOM offers a range of PLD programmes developing teacher pedagogy, with the know-how to apply them in the classroom. These include:

 

  • Personalising learning
  • Inquiry
  • Student voice and choice
  • Innovative Learning Environments
  • Digital citizenship

 

PARENT WORKSHOPS

NORRCOM believes in developing a whole community. We can help support your community by offering workshops covering:

  • Digital citizenship – a parent’s guide
  • Social media – what I need to know
  • How I can use Google Apps to contribute to my child’s learning
  • How and why school is different to when I went
  • How I can use email, Facebook and Trade Me, write a CV, and apply for jobs online

 

NORRCOM PLD SPECIALISTS

Digital technology is forever evolving, and today’s students are living in an increasingly stimulated world. How do your classrooms reflect this? NORRCOM can help you design a robust Professional Learning Development programme that meets the needs of all your staff. Our PLD team is made up of experienced teachers who are always available to help you. Get in touch to discuss our PLD programmes, and the benefits for your school.