Kia Ora, I am a Year 6 teacher at Point England Primary in Glen Innes, Auckland, New Zealand. I have the privilege of teaching in 2 ILEs where all the gorgeous Tamariki use Google Chromebooks 1-to-1 for their learning. I am also very excited, for the first time, to be taking on the exciting opportunity of being a CoL within schools teacher at PES, as well as a Manaiakalani Google on Air Teacher! Please feel free to comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by
Gems from first CoL Meeting
COL Inquiry - Mia Szymanik, Year 6 Teacher, PES School 2018
Gems from first CoL Meeting
What’s the Big Idea for 2018 ?
“Language in Abundance”, Language Acquisition, development, Transfer and sustaining across school levels and curriculum domains.
Language in abundance environments ‘drip’ with language availability
and attention, where noticing and relevant use of words allow for
deeper, wider, more specific and precise, context appropriate
language expression…leading to knowing at deeper and broader
levels. Dr. Jannie Van Hees
What is MY responsibility as a COL teacher:
Conduct a mean as inquiry at your level/s in your subject/s
Friday 26 January 2018 - Roberta Hunter PD Day 1 ‘Developing Mathematical inquiry in a learning community’. Here are some notes I have taken from our amazing PD today with Roberta Hunter. Please note some are taken from her slides. Maths that works for diverse learners - for all learners. Whole focus on an inquiry, children doing mathematics within an inquiry mind, thinking. There are so many places where children think it is their job to sit and listen. Children need to learn that to be good at maths they need to ask questions, children need to realise that it is their job to do their learning and thinking. A lot of children associate being bad at maths with being a ‘bad’ listener’, or ‘I can’t do maths because I fiddle all the time’. Someone to look at/ into - William Tait - Professor in the States - stats about life expectancy - if children disengaged from mathematics at age 10 their life expectancy became less. ** Cultural context - what do the children do in YOUR area - how often…
Language in Abundance - Where will you put your lens?
Can you think with depth and breadth if you don't have the words to express yourself?
2/3 of a lot of our children's day does not expose them to complex language. Our challenge is to make sure the 6 hours we have with them is to expose to them to as much rich language as possible.
We want our kids to do well in education to then step up and be 'higher players' in society, how do we get the parent and caregiver to be more educated?
We know that education levels in the family are going to make a difference to their children - if we say there are a large number of families here that don't have higher education it doesn't mean they are NOT going to able to scaffold and help their children.
You can't spend your day gathering ideas from the children.
What are the trio of lens?
- Explicit attention to language
- Attention to co-contributors
- Optimising envieonmental conditions