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
Developing Mathematical Inquiry in a Learning Community Professional Development Day 2
If anything, this programme is about teaching resilience. Never be afraid to make the problems really hard. I’ve been in classes where children do not know the answer but they learning that occurred in finding that answer was HUGE. Record what has worked well for you and why - it has been cool to see kids who are not confident in maths, or struggle giving it more of a go, and to see kids being challenged and feeling like they are all equal to each other, e.g. mixed ability groups. Record what you have noticed about how your students feel and act about this way of learning maths - I think at the beginning they were a bit hesitant/ confused. It is a very different way of learning maths to what we normally do, HOWEVER, after establishing the group norms and getting more used to DMIC, the children have enjoyed working in groups and taking charge of their learning. They have also liked being able to work on…
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…