Last week the Catholic Education Office West Australia, gave me an award as part of the LEAD awards for excellence initiative. The LEAD awards recognise projects and initiatives exemplifying the categories of Catholic Education WA’s strategic direction: Learning, Engagement, Accountability and Discipleship. I am very honoured and proud to have received an award for the project based around Student Personal Learning Profiles. I documented the details of this initiative here. More and more I find the work I am doing at my school focuses on data and analytics. With so much data now available it is critical that we analyse and present details to teachers so that struggling/at risk students can be identified. But also as a way to identify and develop every student with their strengths and weaknesses.
In the coming months I will be focusing my efforts on projects surrounding formative assessment. There are already dozens of great digital tools available, but the secret is structuring a method for staff and providing a constant across my school. After all, if we all use a single standard, then you develop a greater and more valuable data set for each student.