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Case Study: CPIT

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Recently Cyclone met with CPIT’s Registry and Project Management Office to present a MS One Note solution for our Standard Operating Procedures. This session was most helpful where the solution presented was simple, searchable and utilising MS tools the organisation is familiar with using and clarified a preferred way forward for us. We felt Arnika and Kerryn listened to our requirements and presented exactly what we were after. Since then we have implemented the solution in draft and are presenting to users for feedback.

 

CPIT: Kathyrn Bowler, Project Manager/Business Analyst

 

Integrated Schools to Embrace Digital Learning Professional Development

NZCEO supports the PD and pedagogy that Cyclone has on offer to schools leading the 21 Century workshops and design.
MEDIA RELEASE: 14 April 2015

Schools all over New Zealand are seeing large numbers of digital devices being integrated into their classrooms from students as young as five. Some schools are adopting community based initiatives while others are opening their doors to BYOD programmes. One recent survey suggests that now over half of our schools have some form of digital classroom programme underway.

 

In recognising that the purpose of such devices in our classrooms is to enhance the learning outcomes for all students, the NZCEO has moved to provide support for their teachers nationally via a new association with the professional development team at Cyclone.

 

Pat Lynch KNZM, CEO, NZ Catholic Education Office observed that “Providing practical and meaningful classroom based professional development for our teachers is critical to addressing the changing learning dynamic in our modern classroom learning environments.

The guidance that Cyclone staff have provided both at St Thomas of Canterbury College and also at Sacred Heart College (Auckland) has been outstanding, supporting the changes that such devices cause in our teaching and learning. It seemed important to recommend to our affliate schools the capability of the Cyclone staff to help plan and implement similar long term programmes for their schools.”

 

According to Arnika Macphail, “It has been such a great experience working with the staff and senior management at St Thomas’ College of Canterbury. Through detailed planning aligned to the strategic goals of the school we have created a tailored professional learning support programme that is effective and meaningful for staff. We are really lucky to have such a strong team who can support schools regardless of the platform they choose.”

 

With teachers (both primary and secondary) forming the Cyclone team of Digital Learning Specialists, their experience includes top educational qualifications from Apple, Microsoft and Google. Each member works closely with school senior management, BOT and classroom teachers to ensure that there is strategic alignment with community expectations and learning objectives. A one off course or conference is ineffective – sustained mentoring is powerful and results are observable.
Cyclone and NZCEO will work together with affiliate schools (Catholic and integrated schools) to recommend how best each school is able to appropriately embrace the adoption of such digital devices within their community of learning.