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