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
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
Kia Ora. I am delighted to be a within schools CoL teacher at Point England Primary School for 2018.
I will be using the Manaiakalani cluster inquiry framework to focus my inquiry and make my learning and teaching visible in 2018. This framework has been co-constructed specifically for Manaiakalani schools drawing on the New Zealand teaching as inquiry framework and using the Learn, Create, Share pedagogy as a guide for inquiry.
Throughout the year I will label my blog post to make sure it is easily accessed by others. I will label them using the Learn, Create, Share structure.
This year I have chosen to focus my inquiry around the
Manaiakalani Achievement Challenge 6:
Lift Achievement in Maths for all students year 1- 13. Our overarching school focus is: Acquisition of Language. I will be inquiring into:
Would integrating the teaching of strand maths with number, help kids to better acquire key mathematical language, raising their achievement? Possible Strategies Hunches What might work? What c…