Paddy O'Dea
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Paddy O'Dea was featured
Sep 29, 2011
Paddy O'Dea replied to Connie Weber's discussion Quirks of Memory.... Got Some?
"Hi Connie, as usual, lots to get absorbed in at the Fireside! Memory, for me, is such a strange thing - I found my memory & ability to concentrate getting a bit fragmented recently (simply pressure of too much to do at work, I think). So…"
Apr 9, 2011
Paddy O'Dea replied to Connie Weber's discussion Quirks of Memory.... Got Some?
"Hi Connie, as usual, lots to get absorbed in at the Fireside! Memory, for me, is such a strange thing - I found my memory & ability to concentrate getting a bit fragmented recently (simply pressure of too much to do at work, I think). So…"
Apr 9, 2011
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Feb 18, 2011
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WISE: Exploring innovative trends in Education at the wrap-up session in Dohar

WISE: world innovation summit for education.Listen to one of my favourite education mover and shakers, David Puttnam, speak in Dohar. Perhaps some of you were there?http://web.dbee.com/wise/20101207_am/en/index2.phpJust click on Exploring innovative trends...mmmm... oh dear, a row of men on the platform... ??! Not that they don't have excellent things to say... but where are the women?See More
Dec 9, 2010
Paddy O'Dea left a comment for Terry Smith
"Hi Terry, nice to meet you at Fireside. I'll catch up more later and watch for you on forums and blogs. I have been away for a while in Bruges and didn't mean to ignore your request. I see you have a great interest in drumming. Have you…"
Sep 17, 2010
Paddy O'Dea was featured
Aug 31, 2010
Paddy O'Dea updated their profile
Aug 30, 2010
Paddy O'Dea was featured
Feb 23, 2010
Connie Weber left a comment for Paddy O'Dea
"Hi Paddy, How is your social network for children's services professionals? What are you discovering about networking? Would love to hear how things are going. Nice late-summer weather here. The garden is in full production. There's so…"
Sep 18, 2009
Paddy O'Dea was featured
Aug 29, 2009
Paddy O'Dea replied to Connie Weber's discussion Who is the learner of the future? What matters most for this learner?
"hi Nathan - I'm convinced that learning is a two-way street so I thought you might be interested in the article on page 16 & 17 of the attached magazine... Schools ETC Issue 11. I commissioned this impressive young fellow, Gareth John, who…"
Aug 22, 2009
Paddy O'Dea left a comment for James Croft
"aaaahhh I see now where I am supposed to send you a comment James! I'm still fiddling my way around this site. I never seem to have much time to get onto it, but love it when I do - there are so many interesting people here. I loved your…"
Aug 21, 2009
Paddy O'Dea replied to Connie Weber's discussion Who is the learner of the future? What matters most for this learner?
"mmmm..... this is such a big, fat, broad question....... I agree with Nathan Lowell though - it's a political issue - and I think there'll only be real learners in the future if educators and governments can work together to build…"
Aug 16, 2009
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Jul 23, 2009
Paddy O'Dea was featured
Jun 30, 2009

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Tell about your involvement in education, and your ideals for collegial sharing
I'm a professional editor. Over the past ten years I've edited two magazines - the first focused on out-of-school-hours learning (extra-curricular) and activities as a way to raise pupil achievement levels, re-engage disaffected learners and excite young people about their personal learning journeys. The second has been focusing on the development of schools as learning and care hubs within their communities ('extended schools' in England and Northern Ireland; 'community focused schools' in Wales; and 'integrated schools' in Scotland). If anyone would like to know more, visit www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/ete/extendedschools.

I will shortly be involved in managing the development of a social networking site for the various children's services professionals involved in the development of extended services in and around schools. These people could be headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants, school nurses, social workers, youth workers, family learning professionals, children's services directors in local authorities, children's centre managers - in fact, a huge array of people all dedicated to helping children, young people and families achieve their potential and improve their lives.

I'd be interested in talking to anyone who knows about the pitfalls in running such a social learning network and would be pleased to have any tips from anyone.

Also, I would be really pleased to hear from you if you live in the UK and are involved in the extended services development that is happening in schools. It's an exciting strategy. During my time as editor I have talked to so many people who are utterly convinced that putting schools back at the heart of their communities is the starting point for developing a 'learning culture' in communities - particularly in so-called 'deprived' areas.
About Me:
I'm a South African-born New Zealander, living in London at the moment - but will return to New Zealand one day - as that is my chosen home.

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WISE: Exploring innovative trends in Education at the wrap-up session in Dohar

WISE: world innovation summit for education.

Listen to one of my favourite education mover and shakers, David Puttnam, speak in Dohar. Perhaps some of you were there?

http://web.dbee.com/wise/20101207_am/en/index2.php

Just click on Exploring innovative trends...

mmmm... oh dear, a row of men on the platform... ??! Not that they don't have excellent…

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At 12:31pm on August 30, 2010, Connie Weber said…
Hi Paddy,
Saw that you just updated your profile so I thought I'd say hi! Good to have you around!
At 3:32pm on September 18, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Hi Paddy,
How is your social network for children's services professionals? What are you discovering about networking? Would love to hear how things are going.
Nice late-summer weather here. The garden is in full production. There's so much canning and freezing to do right now. Great bounty. How's the weather in London?
Yours,
Connie
At 2:23pm on April 27, 2009, Connie Weber said…
Hello Paddy,
So glad to have you here! It sounds like we'll all have a LOT to talk about!
Please, join right in. Would you have an article or part of one you'd like to put up on your blog for discussion? You can do that if you want, or anything else. Add a comment to an ongoing discussion, start one of your own!
It's very exciting that you'll be managing a social learning site for children's service professionals. Let us know how we can help!
Welcome.
 
 
 

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