For a learning organisation to effectively digitally transform, innovative and inspirational practices are needed (Kools & Stoll, 2016). Simply using technology is not transformative in itself. Digital transformation is about what a positive difference to education that technology can potentially offer and how we can harness that potential. The LEADing Lights Digital Transformation team inherently honours and celebrates the important leadership and efforts of all CEWA staff when delivering relevant and sustainable professional learning experiences.
Transformative, innovative teaching demands the equivalent from professional learning. Acknowledging that time spent in collaborative professional learning corresponds to levels of student learning (Jensen, Hunter, Sonnemann & Cooper, 2014), each professional learning event engineered by the digital transformation team is designed to deliver contextual and exceptional digital learning experience for CEWA staff. Specifically, high-quality professional development activities are longer in duration (contact hours plus follow-up), provide access to new technologies for teaching and learning, actively engage teachers in meaningful and relevant activities for their individual contexts, promote peer collaboration and community building, and have a clearly articulated and a common vision for student achievement (Adelman et al., 2002; NFIE, 1996; Porter et al., 20003; Saunders, 2014; Sparks, 1990; Sparks, 2002).