Based on work within schools and kura, we have developed a series of brief stories about the influences Te Toi Tupu PLD programmes have in schools. Below is a selection of the stories from throughout 2015. The rest of our project updates and infographics an be viewed under the Impact tab.
What does it take to 'open one's eyes' to be a next generation leader in a future-focused school? Participants who have engaged with the National Aspiring Principals Programme can tell you. READ MORE >>>
Has your cluster been together for a long time or have you just started to connect? Are you the complex secondary school or the minority early childhood service trying to figure out how you fit into the cluster? Where does teaching as inquiry feature in your cluster actions? How future focused and collaborative is your cluster or network? READ MORE >>>
In the ever-changing landscape that is Christchurch post-earthquake, schools are focused more than ever on working collaboratively together to raise student achievement. Rebuilding and restructuring creates a natural backdrop for the development of modern learning pedagogies and spaces. Schools, like those in the Hornby Cluster, recognise the potential that digital technologies can offer their students - especially in the area of literacy development. READ MORE >>>
For some schools the idea of engaging or collaborating with the wider community can be daunting. For three schools in the Te Awahou Cluster, it was a priority, as they started on the Learning with Digital Technologies project. The school leaders were amazed by the response and results from some of their initiatives. READ MORE >>>
When Māori-Medium kaiako and whānau came together at Titahi Bay North School, they worked hard to create Te Marau ā-kura o Te Whānau o Te Kākano - a living, breathing curriculum, that would ideally reflect the expectations and aspirations of the whānau, hapū and iwi. Titahi Bay North is an english medium school with a Māori-medium unit as part of the school. This story occurs within the Māori-medium unit, Te Whānau o Te Kākano. READ MORE >>>
Making a difference
Ever worked alongside your Māori students and wished you could do more to show them you valued their language, culture and identity? Ever wanted to become more confident to teach and use te reo Māori in your classroom? Several teachers at Rotokawa felt the very same way, when they embarked on their journey with Poipoia te Reo in 2015. READ MORE >>>
Te Toi Tupu consortium currently provides professional learning and development programmes for the Ministry of Education in the areas of Literacy, Leadership and Assessment, Learning with Digital Technologies, Gifted and Talented, New Zealand Curriculum, Maths, Pāngarau, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and te reo Māori. Te Toi Tupu consortium currently provides professional learning and development programmes for the Ministry of Education in the areas of Literacy, Leadership and Assessment, Learning with Digital Technologies, Gifted and Talented, New Zealand Curriculum, Maths, Pāngarau, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and te reo Māori.