Professional DevelopmentShane Chen2016-05-19T11:01:33+11:00
Expanding Learning Horizons (ELH) is the leading independent advisor run by teachers, for schools looking to integrate technology into their learning strategies and provide technology related professional learning programs for teachers.
All the technology in the world won’t bring a classroom into the 21st Century. It takes the right training, with people as dedicated to education as you are, to effect meaningful, sustainable change. Expanding Learning Horizons is the independent advisory group committed to bringing 21st Century learning to life for schools, education departments and associations in Australia and New Zealand.
ELH offers professional learning programs and specialist coaching to schools and teachers. Our programs explore, on a deeper level, the ways technology can strengthen classroom curriculum, provide a bridge between theory and practice, and deliver changes to students’ learning, to better equip them with 21st Century capabilities.
We’re leaders in education, too – that’s the ELH difference.’
Every school has its own unique set of challenges, learning goals and visions for ICT use. Our consultants come with a wealth of experience in senior leadership positions in Australia and New Zealand’s schooling systems, so we understand the importance of developing tailored professional learning programs that flex to fit your school’s unique pedagogical practices, strategic goals and overall vision. And with our diverse range of specialist skillsets,we’re committed to implementing every program in a way that enhances any platform, from Microsoft to Apple!
During my time as a teacher, Head of Teaching & Learning and ICT Education Specialist, I have come across schools who have successfully implemented new technologies into the classroom, as well as those that have been less successful. From this, I know that it all begins with the approach.
In the case of Office 365, I have seen schools implementing it simply for the OneDrive storage. While this is a useful feature, some schools just aren’t aware of the many other features which create supportive and collaborative learning environments, nor considered the importance of supporting teachers with classroom application and the pedagogy behind using Office 365.