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Modern Learning Curriculum
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Making an Argument for
change in the Teaching of
Writing
It’s Not What We Do It’s Why We Do It!
Beliefs - Why Principles - How Practices - What
Children are at the centre
of all t...
The Vision we share at Rutherford Primary
And how our children interpret it
Onemoreexample
What is driving the change we need?
Change Drivers Impact What could be done?
External Factors
i. National Standards
ii. P...
Student Achievement and Well-Being
our greatest Driver!
• As part of our Assessment For Learning P.D we
have been using th...
What can we do ?
• We have made a start with whole school
meetings to discuss what Teachers are doing
for these students i...
The 4 walled class with
Students all of a similar age
• Research and conversations
between professionals and
between stude...
A lighthearted look at Classes of the
Future
Because who really knows??
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Modern learning curriculum

  1. 1. Modern Learning Curriculum - Making an Argument for change in the Teaching of Writing
  2. 2. It’s Not What We Do It’s Why We Do It! Beliefs - Why Principles - How Practices - What Children are at the centre of all teaching and learning. Collaboration encouraged, Ability/mixed groups, turn taking / risk taking promoted Discuss, plan, (attempt to) engage, reflect, Discuss . . . Teach as Inquiry – To develop Critical thinkning and reasoning Children become the ‘people’ of our future. Acknowledging individual styles, promoting creativity, providing meaningful experiences in safe environments Integrated Planning E-Learning Tuakana Teina / Peer and self assessment Pasifika Plan integrated Classroom Culture Children don’t know what they don’t know! Standardised measures, informal observations, Self and peer assessment Feedback – Peer / teacher Feedforward Summative and Formative Assessment For Learning
  3. 3. The Vision we share at Rutherford Primary And how our children interpret it
  4. 4. Onemoreexample
  5. 5. What is driving the change we need? Change Drivers Impact What could be done? External Factors i. National Standards ii. Planning and Reporting • Increased Target Student population • Removing Teacher Levels from reporting formats • Anniversary Reporting • Changes to the Assessment process / scheduling • Wholesale change of practice • Greater Whanau particiaption into the learning / development of the child Research / eveidence i. Teaching as inquiry cycles • Professional Development Contract – Assessment For Learning Take the knowledge that we have gained from the AFL P.D (which has been Writing focussed) and apply it to all Core curriculum areas Internal Factors i. Innovative collaborative practice ii. Feedback from students, parents, Board, community iii. Student achievement data • Whole Staff meetings to discuss / share ideas on Target students • Community Consultation Meetings – formal and informal – at school and out into the community (pre-schools to Intermediate) Think “Outside the Square” - with the community resources and flexibility we have available to us and how we make best use of that e.g Teacher Aides - external agencies –Teachers with a specific talent from within our school or outside our gates - the ability we have to group children in different ways (mixed ability, crossed groupings, attainment groups)
  6. 6. Student Achievement and Well-Being our greatest Driver! • As part of our Assessment For Learning P.D we have been using the e-asTTle tool to assess writing. • What has this highlighted for us? – Of 196 students, 64 are below or well below the National Standard for their year level – Of these 31 have identified learning needs i.e ESOL or on IEP’s
  7. 7. What can we do ? • We have made a start with whole school meetings to discuss what Teachers are doing for these students in their class and allowing an oportunity for others to offer advice or strategies. • WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO? We are constantly thinking and brainstorming but sometimes there are Barriers . . .
  8. 8. The 4 walled class with Students all of a similar age • Research and conversations between professionals and between students • Network with / visit MLE schools • Rotate students for Core subjects = Tuakana Teina Solutions • Meet to discuss only with staff from our school • Entrenched thinking and beliefs from staff Solutions • Meet as a Cluster group once a term to discuss best pracice for targets as well as extensions Does the physical layout of learning spaces accomodate the needs of all our learners? Solutions • Consult our Community / Students • Develop a strategic / financial plan
  9. 9. A lighthearted look at Classes of the Future Because who really knows??

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