About

The purpose of this blog is to keep you updated about PLANE and share information within our interest areas of: educator professional development, ICT, peer coaching, 21st Century Classrooms, pedagogy, games-based-learning, and innovation in education.

To access PLANE go to: http://www.plane.edu.au

What is PLANE?  PLANE is an acronym for Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, anytime – a Network for Educators.

PLANE is an innovative and fun educator community, networking space, and virtual world; providing accredited professional learning, courses, multi-media resources, ICT skills development, e-portfolio, collaborative tools, games-based-learning, and peer coaching.

More detail about PLANE’s suite of features is available on our What We Offer page.

Our Mission: To utilise cutting edge technology and best practice methodology to ubiquitously empower all educators to learn, create, collaborate, innovate, and transform their teaching practices to, in turn, inspire and enable their own 21st Century students.

PLANE – Kickstarting a Digital Learning Revolution

Who is backing PLANE?

PLANE has been funded as part of Australia’s  Digital Education Revolution and is run as a consortium consisting of: the NSW Department of Education and Community, the Catholic Education Commission NSW, the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the Council of Deans of Education, together with industry partners Adobe and Microsoft.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the ICT Innovation Fund.

Who can join PLANE?

PLANE is for ALL Australian school educators:

  • K-12;
  • cross-sectoral (from the public school system to Catholic and Independents);
  • every career stage (pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, school leaders, and teacher educators – whether working full-time, part-time or casually);
  • across curriculum and speciality areas;
  • accessed from anywhere (metropolitan, regional, and rural – whether at school or in-home);
  • anytime.

PLANE will initially be piloted in NSW Australia, launching June 30th 2012.  Further states and territories will be added in late 2012.

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  2. I ATTEND UWS AS A MASTERS STUDENT AND WANTED TO ATTEND THE FOCUS GROUP STUDY BUT COULDNT MAKE IT DUE TO WORKLOAD, COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME ANY INFORMATION THAT I MAY HAVE MISSED AT THIS BECAUSE I WAS REALLY INTERESTED IN ATTENDING AND WOULD LIKE TO LOGIN TO THE SITE AND SEE WHAT MY ICT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE IS ,LIKE TO EVALUATE MYSELF

    THANKS, CLAIRE

    • Hi Claire,
      The purpose of the focus group is gather information from those who will use the PLANE platform so that we can define our requirements better. Hence there isn’t a lot of information to give you yet. All I can say is either watch this space or follow @planejourney on twitter for regular updates on our progress.
      Thanks for taking an interest and we hope to have you board the plane soon.
      Cheers
      Roisin

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  5. I want to be involved Melanie. I am at Tara Anglican School for Girls. I am Head of English and co-ordinate G & T.

    This is amazing- This is what great PD should look like!!

    Great Work!

  6. Please contact me. This is an important, exciting, innovative direction. As the current NSW SPC elected Executive member with responsibility for Technology I believe it would be important for both myself and the current reference group to have more information on Plane and its potential. Thanks, Tracy

    • Thank you for your enthusiasm Tracy, it’s wonderful to have people get behind PLANE. A team member will be in touch shortly to give you more details.

  7. Looking forward to getting involved with this Professional Learning…love using technology to teach languages but not always sure the outcomes are better than more traditional methods..keen to learn more and discuss with others…

  8. Looking forward to attending the inservice today and I love the ACRONYM. I agree with the comment below a network space to share learning and information is the “way to go!”

    Christine Pendleton

  9. I am a primary school teacher who integrates a good variety of ICT into my teaching on a daily basis. I would love to be a part of PLANE. Submitting an application now.

  10. Hi there, this looks like an exciting initiative. My school is the Australian International School in Singapore. I note you state on your blog this initiative is for NSW educators, and that you hope to broaden this. I believe we are soon to register with AISNSW, and teach HSC under NSWBOS. That's our NSW credentials! Are we able to participate? Linda
     

  11. I am a in my second year of Teacher training at UON. I am majoring in science and technology and having much experience in the virtual world or second life i can see the huge protential that virtual education will bring to both students and teachers within the learning environment. I have a passion for technology and would love to be part of this piolet progect. Application submitted. :)

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