"It wouldn't have happened if Education wasn't supported by Cyclone"
It was great meeting Cyclone and seeing your team, thanks for making the time for me to do that. One thing I probably didn't convey to you that well, was the impact your company is having on education around the country. Our school is doing amazing things with IT and Microsoft and it wouldn't have happened if Education wasn't supported by Cyclone. So a big thanks and I did find it important to meet you and your team.
"Left the staff involved extremely motivated."
The experience has left the staff involved extremely motivated and built their confidence to share their ideas with other staff, as well as implementing what they have learnt into their classroom programmes. This is an authentic way of learning and much more motivating than being in a large group where you can get lost with the varying needs. I have already seen a major shift in the IT performance of the teachers involved in their knowledge and willingness to try new things with their children.
"Significant transformation for our school."
Our emerging relationship with Cyclone has been a critical part of the significant transformation taking place at St Thomas'. We have a staff fully on board with throwing out our traditional timetable, opening up learning to student ownership, developing a collaborative question driven approach to learning, infusing our approach by opening the world to our young people through technology and developing a curriculum for the emerging world.
"I have been impress by the friendliness."
We settled on Cyclone because we felt we were getting value for money, but as it is a very competitive market the points that made the most difference, were the people we spoke to in your company and the answers they gave. I have been impressed by the friendliness of staff and left feeling that those I have spoken to have been very genuine in getting it right for our children, which I appreciate.
"Only one session and already flying."
One session with you and these kids (and their teacher) are flying.
"This session was most helpful."
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 Cyclone 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.
"The sessions we had with Cyclone have been invaluable."
The sessions we had with Cyclone have been invaluable in that they were targeted for our needs, based on a two to one ratio of teachers to 'expert' and able to go on tangents when things came up at the time of meeting, allowing a genuine flow of information, ideas and knowledge.
"It was time very well spent."
I really appreciated the one on one time to go through the questions and problems I had. It was time very well spent and I will go home now over the weekend and run through the many great tips and pointers you gave.
"Most productive PD I have had."
You quickly identified how best to use the time and your ability to get the message over was excellent. Both hands on sessions were the most productive PD I have had in a while and I will continue to work on building my google sites to share with staff.
"Tailored our session according to what would be relevant for me."
I appreciate that Cyclone took the time to hear about what was happening in my class already and tailored our session according to what would be relevant for me and my teaching context - I came away from this first session with my mind whizzing about so many more possibilities and applications across the curriculum, and have shared my learning with colleagues already. It was the most inspiring, refreshing and practical PD session I have ever attended, and I am very much looking forward to the next half of our time together.
"Great combination of session types."
I loved your combination of one on one and whole group sessions. That worked very well for me as the learner.
"It was great to get ideas of how office 365 can help us."
Thank you so much for yesterday, it was great to get ideas of how office 365 can help us in our roles as teachers and leaders. Everyone loved that it came with a teacher’s lens. We had a discussion this morning about appraisal and how we collect evidence in relation to RTC, and OneNote is clearly perfect for that.
"Our staff very much enjoy working with Cyclone!"
I can endorse the professionalism, ability to understand our needs, willingness to go the extra mile to connect us to relationships of influence and assistance with strategic development and thinking. And our staff very much enjoy working with Cyclone! They have shifted even our most resistant ones!
"Very genuine - a great team."
I congratulate you on having such a great team.
"Wonderful to achieve so many milestones and see my colleagues inspired"
I would really like to Thank you for your valuable PD and I to let you know it was so worthwhile. It was wonderful to achieve so many milestones and to see my colleagues inspired.
Cyclone came and ran a session on OneNote and Office 365 at our school and It was universally well received. I have had a lot of requests to “get them back for next time”. All the staff really liked how it wasn’t a presentation so much as a collaborative session and they got heaps out of it.