Chicago USA: World Mosaic’s US team ran seminars and meetings with US and international partners and customers at the ISTE edtech conference, held in Chicago this year. Mosaic met with ISTE officials and industry contacts, discussing global edtech distribution, edtech product efficacy measures and the limitations of education research models based on single test scores. Developments in AI and voice recognition were explored at the event along with new approaches to Computer Science education. Our team was also able to…
Auckland NZ: World Mosaic business research and intelligence arm, Private Mosaic, undertook research into NZ childcare policy trends, childcare provider product differentiation and the consolidation of the NZ childcare industry. The study identified significant market re-adjustment in the expanding Auckland childcare market. See www.worldmosaic.co/private
World Mosaic’s Chicago education team ran teacher professional learning sessions for teachers and principals across Chicago schools, unpacking the connection between cognitive development and literacy development. Participants looked below the surface into the cognitive domain, realizing academic literacy approaches are only the tip of the iceberg. The sessions developed blended learning strategies spanning cognitive development, literacy genres, gamified instruction, and praxis approaches to writing, reading, speaking and listening.
Mosaic held workshops with Denver-based Dr Ron Cole to assess the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies for reading assessments, turning traditional one-off assessments into formative assessment to develop students’ decoding and reading comprehension abilities.
Chicago USA: World Mosaic established an office in downtown Chicago, celebrating the event by sponsoring Chicago Literacy Alliance’s “One for the Books” event. Mosaic’s US associate, Sharnell Jackson, reported the excitement of the event which featured an auction of books signed by First Lady Barbara Bush, Colin Powell and others.
Sydney Australia: Mosaic’s mme moe subsidiary kicked off its NESA-registered Reflective Teacher course as Joeys (St Joseph’s College). The entire Joeys teaching staff engaged in sessions on self-assessment, professional standards, growth mindset, collegial coaching conversations, and improvement plan development. Staff was able to connect in their professional learning activities through the mme moe teacher coaching app that supports the course which extends through 2018.
Sydney Australia: World Mosaic’s founder was invited to conduct a studio workshop with students at UNSW Faculty of Architecture. The studio explores contemporary approaches to online and on-site learning and teaching, considering how to best serve the education needs of the Sydney’s fast-growing inner-city school student population.
Melbourne Australia: World Mosaic supported Professor Peter Cuttance’s establishment of ProLearning Pty Ltd. Under the leadership of Professor Cuttance and Susi Steigler-Peters, ProLearning has developed a school improvement platform that leverages the R statistical coding language, making its segue to the application of voice recognition and AI (Artificial Intelligence) elements. World Mosaic’s support of the ProLearning initiative is multi-faceted, including marketing and corporate strategy, software requirements review and business development activities. Learn more about ProLearning at www.prolearning.co.
Plymouth England: World Mosaic subsidiary, mme moe’s coaching app was extended across Reach South Plymouth UK schools, enabling teachers and head teachers to reflect and grow, developing collegial coaching conversations. Team mme moe entered a new planning phase for teacher coaching sessions across greater Plymouth.
Chicago USA: World Mosaic formed a partnership with Chicago Literacy Alliance to establish a World Mosaic’s Chicago office at the Literacenter. This base will support Mosaic’s wider research into literacy development in the context of US school district and homeschool coop markets, particularly in the Chicagoland area. World Mosaic’s US team also investigated a Web-based program for cognitive skills development in K-12 and beyond, assessing market opportunities for the technology internationally and in the US.