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Teacher Inquiry term 1 2010

  1. 1. Teacher Inquiry - @ Whakarongo <ul><li>Tuesday 16 March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Whakarongo School </li></ul>
  2. 2. Teacher Inquiry - Change to Appraisal System <ul><ul><li>Beginning of Term 2 - Attestation - Team Leader, DP’s, Principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Teacher Inquiry Meetings planned for Term 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Term 2 #1 - Planning Inquiry - Initial Stages - Focus, Achievement Target & Students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Term 2 #2 - PLC - Professional Learning Community 1 (Week 5) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Term 2 #3 - PLC - Professional Learning Community 1 (Week 10) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Teacher Inquiry - Our focus for 2010? <ul><li>Numeracy Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- “cusp” students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Stanines of 3 - 4 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Teacher Inquiry - Assessment Impact <ul><ul><li>Data underpinning decisions made - needs to be clear - allows for good decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maths PAT will be outsourced for marking - teachers expertise will be spent analysing and understanding data </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Teacher Inquiry - Recording <ul><ul><li>Merge elements of ICT with the asynchronous aspects of a Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Pages within the Wiki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gives our work a greater audience - contribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Made our Wiki private for now as we learn our way </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whakarongo - moving towards a Learning Community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Teacher Inquiry - PLC <ul><ul><li>Gives an element of rigour to the process - Professional Learning Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLC’s will be following a similar format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship, Pedagogy, Reflection/Response, Pedagogy/Leading Learning/Leading Change, Reflection, Coaching/Mentoring, Reflection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Teacher Inquiry - Pedagogy/Leading Learning <ul><ul><li>Again follow a similar format across PLC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLC participants have a period of uninterrupted time (5 minutes) to present reflective log notes to the group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>inquiry plan & progress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>evidence and artifacts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>impact of teacher actions on student learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Teacher Inquiry - Reflection Questions <ul><ul><li>Again follow a similar format across PLC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have structured aspects to help us focus on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Linking Theory to Practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Actions and Alternatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Evidence </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion - 5 Things to Remember
  10. 10. Five Things To Remember! <ul><ul><li>Elements of Change - Our Teaching, Our Learning, Improved Appraisal process, Meaningful and lasting change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PD based on Students Learning Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another step towards “The Inquiring School” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exciting opportunity to merge research with professional practice and keep Numeracy as an area of teacher improvement/development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel free to ask questions, understanding the process is important in our first year </li></ul></ul>

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