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Teacher Inquiry @ WS


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Outlining what our journey will look like next year.

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Teacher Inquiry @ WS

  1. 1. Teacher Inquiry - @ Whakarongo <ul><li>Monday 9 November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Whakarongo School </li></ul>
  2. 2. Teacher Inquiry - Change to Appraisal System
  3. 3. Teacher Inquiry - What will be our focus? <ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain the momentum from this year, whilst learning the TI process </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 - Target Groups <ul><ul><li>Cusp students - Groups of 6-7 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Years 4-8: Stanine 4 (maybe 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Years 1-3: Stage below expected level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use professional judgement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teacher Inquiry - Recording <ul><ul><li>Merge elements of ICT - 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><li>Whakarongo - moving towards a Learning Community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Teacher Inquiry - PLC <ul><ul><li>Based on ‘new’ teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In conjunction with Professional Reading Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response Forms, Discussion, Debate, Verbalise our teaching and learning beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives an element of rigour to the process - Professional Learning Community </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Teacher Inquiry - Support <ul><ul><li>Carol for TI process, PLC support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anna & Stefan for Numeracy expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard leading TI @ WS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></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 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Approach to TI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exciting opportunity to merge research with professional practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another step towards “The Inquiring School” </li></ul></ul>