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Member Collaboration - Catholic Learning Online Summit
CEnet Member Dioceses have delivered a hugely successful week-long professional learning summit online with less than a week to plan the event.
On the 9th of April members of the CEnet eLearning Working Group from Bathurst, Cairns, Lismore, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong met by Zoom to explore the kernel of an idea to collaborate on the delivery of online professional learning to support teachers in the move to facilitate student learning from home.
In the four day week following Easter, the group assembled a packed schedule supported by experts from within CEnet Member Dioceses and a number of software solution providers. 

The Catholic Learning Online Summit commenced on Monday the 20th April and despite information only being finalized and released on Friday the 17th of April, and school holidays for some, many teachers from CEnet Member Dioceses took advantage of the opportunity to develop their understanding of a broad range of tools, with sessions having up to 170 participants.
The Summit delivered 30 sessions across five days and was designed to enable teachers in CEnet Member Dioceses to join as many or as few sessions as they wished.
For those who were unable to attend, the session recordings and resources are available in the Summit website summit.cenet.catholic.edu.au.
A sample of participant comments:
  • "I found the information, access and support from the team of presenters fantastic. Thank you!"
  • "Congratulations to the Catholic system. This is my second year working with the Catholic system and today has been the best teacher PD on technology that I have ever done in my teaching career. I am so fortunate to work with such a supportive professional community. God bless."
  • "Thank you for such a practical presentation. I walk away being able to do this!"
  • "Very practical clear instruction ... very applicable immediately ... excellent instructor -well paced -  thank you !!!"
Thank you to all who presented and participated in the summit and congratulations to the planning committee for delivering such a successful event and demonstrating through their actions the power of member collaboration.
  • Vickie Vance - Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst,
  • Christine Stratford - Catholic Education, Diocese of Cairns,
  • Wendy Tisbury - Catholic Education, Diocese of Cairns,
  • JJ Purton Jones - Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore,
  • Karen Gardiner - Catholic Education, Wagga Wagga,
  • Mark Woolley - Catholic Education, Diocese of Wollongong,
  • Ben Woods - Catholic Education, Diocese Wollongong.
A final comment from a summit participant...

"Another great wonderful workshop. I have certainly learnt new tips about how best to utilize these resources into my Teaching and Learning programs, as well as truly cater educationally for the students in my care.  I feel that I have gained so many new insights into both familiar and unfamiliar apps/sites. I have learnt great new ideas that I will also look to implementing at the beginning of Term 2 and throughout the year.
I was so nervous about facing the new world of online remote learning. Now thanks to Catholic Learning Online Summit, I feel much more confident and empowered.  A very big THANK YOU to all involved in the organisation of this wonderful PD. I haven’t felt isolated at all over the past weeks. I felt surrounded by beautiful, wonderful, dedicated teachers". 
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Zoom Video for Students
Earlier in April, CEnet held a Zoom Administration Video Conference with the members and outlined some suggestions on how best to extend Zoom access for students. A number of member dioceses have made good progress towards this outcome, adopting a 2-phase deployment process which includes claiming student email domains as ‘managed’ Zoom domains, and optionally providing free ‘Basic’ accounts to Zoom using their student email address.

Adding student email domains as ‘managed domains’ in Zoom is recommended as this allows managed controls for student use. It also prevents students from using Zoom’s public free service where the public account terms of service impose age restrictions.

Once the student domains are under management, each diocese can allow students to gain free ‘Basic’ access to the Zoom service. Enabling such access enables teaching staff to configure advanced meeting safety and security settings, and also place appropriate restrictions on meetings hosted by students.

CEnet has worked with several member dioceses to document and deploy recommended ‘Students-All’ meeting restrictions. Further information regarding student use of Zoom has been added to the Zoom Meeting Defaults and In Meeting Control documentation, which will be of interest to IT Administrators. We encourage all dioceses to review this information and submit a ServiceNow request if further assistance is required.

Three member dioceses have so far enabled authenticated Zoom access for all students, with others considering this action as term 2 approaches.
Zoom Documentation
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