In mid-2017, Antonine College embarked on a whole school learning experience transformation. As Deputy Principal for School Improvement and Professional Learning, Joanne Bacash identified a gap between Antonine’s drive to provide innovative education and its capacity to knowledgeably set the technology direction for the school.
The success of technology adoption is in the program approach and design. It must provide transferable skills, regardless of current or emerging technology. “Student created, quality content is what it’s all about. The goal was to promote resilient problem solving, creativity and imagination for a life long love of enquiry,” Joanne says.
Antonine brought in CompNow’s Professional Learning consultants to set out to build understanding and capacity across its teacher cohort. It was vital to give credibility to the use of iPads and create authentic, meaningful educational outcomes.