Kia ora, talofa lava, kia orana, mālō e lelei and welcome to Te Toi Tupu pānui for April 2016 from the Consortium Manager's Desk.
Good news whānau, the first graduate of the Master of Professional Learning (a qualification instigated by Te Toi Ora) has been completed. Congratulations to Helen Cooper on a great achievement while working full time.
A number of Education Review Office reports and resources have been released this year. Here are a selection:
- ERO effective early maths teaching that impacts across the schooling sector
- ERO resource to support improving student wellbeing
- ERO cluster review of 5 Puna Whakatapu resulted in Tuia te here tangata: Making meaningful connections
- ERO school evaluation indicators trial
"I Too Am Auckland" - a blog post from Teanua Tuiono about his experience of being a Pacific Island student at Auckland University. A nice read for everyone supported with interviews by educators and their experiences with Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Some kai for thought in these resources...
- Make Te Reo compulsory in schools - an article by Willie Jackson.
- Kohanga reo – or Maori language nests – have been a driving force behind the regeneration of the te reo since the first one opened in 1982 (Dominion post article by Rebecca Thomson).
- Rotorua Māori-medium school achieves 100% pass rate - Check out their story in this article.
- Te Aka Matua Pāngarau APP - by The University of Waikato. This app helps tamariki to practice and consolidate their knowledge in Math.
Please feel free to share these resources with your schools and kura.
Kua kitea e koe?
Have you seen it?
Ko te aha?
Ko tāku waea pūkoro?
My cell phone?
We are currently creating project infographics to visualise the quantitative data from 2015. Infographics are a clever way to use graphs, pictographs and images to accurately relay data in a visually appealing, authentic way. This could be something Communities of Learners might want to consider when representing and sharing data with each other. Previous infographics can be viewed in the Impact tab of the Te Toi Tupu website. Anyone wanting to know more about how to create digital infographics, please feel free to contact me.
Impact stories 2016 are now underway. The difference this year, is that these stories will highlight PLD successes project-wide where a short paragraph with digital artifacts will be embedded to exemplify key aspects to celebrate for each PLD project. Previous impact stories can also be viewed in the Impact tab of the Te Toi Tupu website. Please feel free to share both Infographics and Impact stories with your schools/kura
Until next time,
Hei konā mai