Teach a teacher to fish teaching as inquiry

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Teach a teacher to fish teaching as inquiry

  1. 1. Teach a teacher to fish series:Using teaching as inquiry to implement changeGive a teacher a fish and you feed them fora day. Teach a teacher to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.
  2. 2. Ko wai? No hea?O Claire AmosO Director of e-learning, Epsom Girls Grammar SchoolO Blog: www.teachingandelearning.comO Twitter: @claireamosnzO I am passionate about teaching English, e-learning, professional development, my family, trashy fashion mags, tattoos and shoes
  3. 3. The misappropriated metaphorO Give a teacher a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a teacher to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.
  4. 4. Teaching as inquiry
  5. 5. Teaching as inquiryO Effective pedagogy requires that teachers inquire into the impact of their teaching on their students.Source: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-documents/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum/Effective-pedagogy
  6. 6. Focusing InquiryO What is important (and therefore worth spending time on), given where my students are at? This focusing inquiry establishes a baseline and a direction. The teacher uses all available information to determine what their students have already learned and what they need to learn next.Source: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-documents/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum/Effective-pedagogy
  7. 7. Teaching and Learning Inquiry O What strategies (evidence-based) are most likely to help my students learn this? The teacher uses evidence from research and from their own past practice and that of colleagues to plan teaching and learning opportunities aimed at achieving the outcomes prioritised in the focusing inquiry. Source: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-documents/The-New-Zealand- Curriculum/Effective-pedagogy
  8. 8. Teaching and LearningO This is the part where you do stuff….like teach…or even better, facilitate learning!
  9. 9. Learning InquiryO What happened as a result of the teaching, and what are the implications for future teaching? The teacher investigates the success of the teaching in terms of the prioritised outcomes, using a range of assessment approaches. They do this both while learning activities are in progress and also as longer- term sequences or units of work come to an end. They then analyse and interpret the information to consider what they should do next.Source: http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-documents/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum/Effective-pedagogy
  10. 10. Teaching as inquiry to improve student outcomes Focusing Inquiry Teaching and Learning Learning Inquiry Inquiry Teaching and Learning
  11. 11. Teaching as inquiry to improve student outcomes Focusing Inquiry Which students will you focus on? What data will you gather? Teaching and What strategies will best support these Learning Inquiry students? What PD do you need? Teaching and Make a plan and timeline for trials Learning Learning Inquiry How do you measure if improvements have been made? What made a positive impact?
  12. 12. Teaching as inquiry to improve teacher practice
  13. 13. Teaching as inquiry to improve teacher practice Focusing Which area of your teaching practice will Inquiry you focus on? What data will you gather? Teaching and What strategies do you need to work on? Learning What resources do you need to develop? Inquiry What PD do I need? Teaching and Make a plan and timeline for trials Learning Learning How do you measure if improvements Inquiry have been made? What made a positive impact?
  14. 14. Teaching as inquiry to keep the focus on learning not the ICT
  15. 15. Teaching as inquiry to keep the focus on learning not the ICT Focusing Which students will you focus on? Inquiry What data will you gather? What desired student learning outcome will you focus on (this must come first) Teaching and What ICT tools/strategies will best Learning support the desired student learning Inquiry outcome? What PD do you need? Teaching and Make a plan and timeline for trials Learning Learning How do you measure if improvements Inquiry have been made? What made a positive impact?
  16. 16. Teaching as inquiry to integrate thinking, collaboration and differentiation
  17. 17. Teaching as inquiry to integratethinking, collaboration and differentiation
  18. 18. Teaching as inquiry to integratethinking, collaboration and differentiation Focusing Which students will you focus on? Inquiry What data will you gather? What aspect of thinking will you focus on? Teaching and What opportunities are there for collaboration Learning Inquiry and differentiation? What ICT tools/strategies will best support these students? What PD do you need? Teaching and Make a plan and timeline for trials Learning Learning Inquiry How do you measure if improvements have been made? What made a positive impact?
  19. 19. Teaching as inquiryIf there is a way to do it better... find it! - Thomas Edison
  20. 20. ConclusionTeaching as Inquiry = goodGiving a teacher a fish = bad

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