A year of work in progress – day 111

Day 111 – 26 June 2014 The Dynamo board went well last night. Justin is doing a great job bringing it all together. We covered a wide range of subjects including the type of governance structures we need to set up, what type of organisation we should become and who needs to be involved. We’re … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 111

A year of work in progress – day 104

Day 104 – 10 June 2014 According to Wikipedia, an unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term "unconference" has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. This morning we held our first … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 104

A year of work in progress – day 68 (Minutes or Mitra)

Day 68 – 15 April 2014 and day 13 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Why Mitra? Sugata Mitra is a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University. He is developing the school in the cloud that brings learning to everyone irrespective of wealth and social standing. He’s developed learning labs in two schools … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 68 (Minutes or Mitra)

A year of work in progress – day 48

Day 48 – 13 March 2014 I woke this morning feeling a little nervous.  I was up for re-election.  Since Tom left Sunderland I have been the chair of the North East ICT Managers group (NEICT) and today was the Annual General Meeting.  It’s something I’ve enjoyed doing and I think the group is more … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 48

A year of work in progress – day 46

Day 46 – 11 March 2014 Twelve days without paper now if you don’t count the odd bits that people shove in your hands from time to time.  Last night I had my first Area Action Partnership meeting in Stanley without the white stuff.  The cold sweats and night terrors are diminishing but I still … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 46

A year of work in progress – day 41

Day 41 – 28 February 2014 For personal reasons I worked from home today.  I had a couple of reports to write anyway, one on a Digital Strategy following the meeting on Monday and a second which I had not expected at all.  Apparently I had an update to do on Building Schools for the … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 41

A year of work in progress – day 31

Day 31 – 14 February 2014 Valentine’s Day is the day when love hangs heavy in the air.  What better way to spend the morning than with BT?  We have a meaty contract with them to deliver the broadband infrastructure for the Digital Durham programme and so it’s important that we maintain excellent relations throughout … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 31