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  • 1. Teaching as Inquiry
  • 2. Cluster 2010 Goal Increase capability of teachers and principals to improve students’ learning and achievement through e- learning.
  • 3. Cluster 2010 Goal Integrate ICT into the New Zealand Curriculum.
  • 4. Cluster 2010 Goal Strengthen professional learning communities and increase collaboration within and across schools.
  • 5. Rationale Behind Teaching As Inquiry Increased Capability Effective Pedagogy Enhanced Teaching teaching ICT as Inquiry & Integration learning practices Professional Collaboration Learning Communities
  • 6. Kura Iwa Teaching as Inquiry Cycle Identifying Strategies What strategies are most likely to help my students achieve the goals and outcomes? Strategies - my teacher actions (eg use of learning intentions), utilising ICTs (eg digital camera, Photo Story 3) Gathering Goal Setting Evidence & Reflection What is important, given What assessment approaches will measure where I am at? the prioritised outcomes? What happened What is important, given as a result of the teaching, and what are where my students are at? the implications for future teaching? Evidence - student voice, photographs, rubrics, reflections
  • 7. Goal 1 - Increased Capability This evidence tells us that students learn best when teachers: Create a supportive learning environment Encourage reflective thought and action Enhance the relevance of new learning Facilitate shared learning Make connections to prior learning and experience Provide sufficient opportunities to learn Integrate ICT Rationale New Zealand Curriculum Page 36 - 38
  • 8. Goal 1 - Increased Capability
  • 9. Goal 1 • Goal 1 is all about further developing your teaching - focussing in on your teacher actions that promote student learning • Our first ‘teacher action’ focus is a cluster-wide focus on teachers providing opportunities for their students to help decide learning intentions and success criteria • First step is to ask yourself where you are at with using learning intentions in your classroom....
  • 10. Goal 1 - Question • Possible research questions: - What strategies will I use to help my students; - be aware of learning intentions and success criteria in an activity? eg form clear learning intentions and success criteria before engaging in an activity, discuss these with the students, display them on the wall etc - help decide the learning intentions and success criteria in an activity eg class discussion about the aim of an activity and have the students share their ideas about the success criteria
  • 11. Goal 1 - Gathering Evidence • Ask yourself - How am I going to provide evidence that my students have increased opportunities to help decide learning intentions and success criteria? - eg success criteria posters, photographs of learning intentions being displayed in the classroom, recordings of students talking about the success criteria in an activity, assessment rubrics (that utilise LOs and SCs), annotations of student comments etc
  • 12. Goal 2 - ICT Integration Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning. Rationale New Zealand Curriculum Page 38
  • 13. Goal 2 - Integrate ICT
  • 14. Goal 2 • Goal 2 is about providing your students with opportunities to utilise ICTs to enhance their learning. The cluster-wide focus is about using ICTs for communication in a literacy context. • During ICT practicums you have been exploring a range of tools (ie digital camera, Picasa, iPhoto, Photo Story 3, iMovie) and developing your ICT skills. • Your first step is to ask yourself where you are at with your ICT skills. The second step is to consider the needs of your students. Think about how aspects of what you have learned during the practicum could be utilised to enhance learning in your classroom
  • 15. Goal 2 - Question • Research Question: - What tools and strategies will I use to help my students use ICTs for Communication? eg: - taking digital photos to communicate a message (visual language) - enhancing photos in iPhoto or Picasa - compiling a digital text in Photo Story or iMovie NB You may decide to break the process of creating a digital text down and involve the students in just 1-2 stages - eg sequencing the images and/or recording the narration
  • 16. Goal 2 - Gathering Evidence • Ask yourself - How am I going to provide evidence that I am providing my students with increased opportunities to use ICTs for communication - eg samples of digital work, digital photos taken by the children, digital texts, photos of the children working on their digital texts etc - evidence may also involve sharing the children’s work during an assembly
  • 17. Goal 3 - Professional Collaboration “Opportunities to process new learning with others' was one of ten key principles that have a positive impact on student outcomes.” "Collegial interaction that is focused on student outcomes can help teachers integrate new learning into existing practice." 'Teacher Professional Learning and Development' 2008 Helen Timperley Rationale
  • 18. Goal 3 • Cluster Sharing Sessions - In small groups, teachers to share and discuss learning: - Talking about the research focus, what has been implemented - Share evidence of implementation (eg photos, work samples, digital texts, student voice annotations etc) - Reflecting on what happened as a result of your actions - Identifying next steps for your learning