Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Manaiakalani PD day March

Today's session is quite different from the previous ones. We are part of Manaiakalani which is a large "Community of Learning". All the schools in the cluster are working in the same direction in slightly different ways - which are tailored for their students.

Use of Woolf Fisher Research data shared by Aaron is put to good use by all of "us" to plan for this year and the near future. That presentation by each school is quite interesting - different strategies employed by different schools across the cluster.

Sharing PAT data with students (with due explanation /interpretation) can help motivate them. "I thought I got a pass but..." Screenshot and share?

Accelerated reading - do we have the data to compare "before" and "after" to show what is working and what is not.

"Never delete a teacher from Google if they leave the school" We have unlimiteed memory and the resources are usually reusable.

Critical Literacy - using language that is not biased towards any "side" so that students are encouraged to think about the topic and take sides.