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.