Bastow in 2014

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​Bruce Armstrong, Director of the Bastow Insititute discusses and shares Bastow's vision and mission, Bastow's beautiful facilities, it's regional strategy and online learning platforms.

Bastow’s Vision and Mission

 

 

Bastow's Vision and MissiongdV_X0Ec_Ighttp://www.bastow.vic.edu.au/Lists/Videos/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Bastow's Vision and MissionBruce Armstrong, Deputy Secretary, Regional Services Group (former Bastow Director), discusses Bastow's vision and mission./captions/gdV_X0Ec_Ig.vtt<div class="ExternalClass9D855F58FE0E47FCA90C14C8499AD48D"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;">So the mission and vision of the Institute is to provide a broad range of leadership opportunities, from emerging leaders, middle leaders, aspirant principals, principals.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Those that are experienced principals across the various stages to provide high quality leadership that takes into account the context in which people work, the different cohorts of children that we're responding to, the different contexts in which teachers undertake their complex work.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:15px;">To respect the complexity of the work, and to provide opportunities where leaders can connect and converse and apply their learning back into their context.</span>​<br></div>

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The Bastow facility and on the road – a regional strategy

 

 

The Bastow facility and on the road - a regional strategyG9ED-wbE7JEhttp://www.bastow.vic.edu.au/Lists/Videos/DispForm.aspx?ID=50The Bastow facility and on the road - a regional strategyBruce Armstrong, former Director of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, outlines plans for regional accessibility./captions/G9ED-wbE7JE.vtt<div class="ExternalClassD2FEE85ECC6540D78770FD546772E4A1"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">One of the exciting things about coming to a Bastow course is that you get to come to the beautiful facility in North Melbourne, the beautiful heritage building that as you walk up to the front door you will be greeted by a statue of Henry Bastow, the architect of the schools that are around this state and hence the name, the Bastow Institute of Education Leadership.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">So there's this great facility that's technology-enabled, its symbolic of the value that we have in investing in the professions professional learning and leadership development.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">But we're also cognizant of the fact of the very large state that we have.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">People have to travel a great distance to come to North Melbourne.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">So we want to take Bastow on the road and we've developed a regional partnerships strategy to be able to engage closer to where you work, to make it more accessible, to bring fantastic course offering that we have available closer to where you work.</span>​</div>


 

Online learning and social media platforms

 

 

Bastow Institute - Online learning and social media platformsC4qcryhzTCwhttp://www.bastow.vic.edu.au/Lists/Videos/DispForm.aspx?ID=47Bastow Institute - Online learning and social media platformsBruce Armstrong, Director of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, discusses online learning platforms./captions/C4qcryhzTCw.vtt<div class="ExternalClassD2FEE85ECC6540D78770FD546772E4A1"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">At Bastow we're committed to making learning accessible to people.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">We have a wonderful platform called Bastow 307 which is our learning management system that enables our courses to be offered online and available wherever people are.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">We've had great success with using our Polycom system to enable video conferencing across the state.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Increasingly we are creating satellite hubs where people can come together to engage in the thought leadership that we bring to the Institute.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">You can get to hear great speakers like Stephen Heppell and Professor Michael Bernard, get to hear Charlie Leadbeater and others that come to the Institute.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">So you don't need to go very far from where you are.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">We're really committed to taking the learning to you and we can do that also through our learning management system Bastow 307.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">All of our courses have blended learning, so this opportunity for ongoing dialogue and learning is available to us.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Through the website, we have Talking Point and we want to engage in a conversation with you, to hear back from you about what you need and what you think about what we're offering.</span><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><br style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><span style="color:#484749;font-family:'open sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Posing questions and engaging in an important dialogue about how we can improve our professional practice, how we can be better leaders and together we can make a profound difference across the state.</span>​<br></div>

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