LITERACY AND THE INQUIRY CLASSROOM-ONLINE with Kath Murdoch
Due to international travel restrictions this event is going ONLINE, but please note this session will NOT be recorded, so if you register, participation on the day is essential. To ensure this session is interactive numbers for this ZOOM are limited to 40.
For many years now, teachers throughout NZ have been committed to the use of a more inquiry based approach to designing and facilitating learning with and for their students. Many teachers are well-aware of the powerful learning outcomes possible when teachers shape learning experiences around big questions that allow strong curriculum connections and connect learning with the real, loved experience of the learner.
WHY THE COMPETENCIES ARE CRITICAL FOR OUR LEARNERS
The competencies are now becoming the most important learning capability set that everyone now requires, in order to manage the increasing complexity of the world we now live in. There are two versions of the competencies: The NZC version and the Global version. Which version a school chooses is up to you and what they believe is the best version for them.
THE 21ST C LEARNING PROCESS
The learning process has been very simple for the last 300 years and suddenly it has become far more complex. The simple process of read-remember-recall resulted in learners remembering knowledge as the end point. Now the end point can be far more complex. The implications of the shift in complexity of learning means learners now have to apply a far more complex learning process.
This more sophisticated learning process is gradually introduced to learners over the first ten years of schooling. The five developmental stages of learning increases in sophistication over the time that learners are at school.
In this session Mark will unpack the learning process and model the shifts in that process and the implications for learners.
DIGITAL CURRICULUM: LEADERSHIP & PEDAGOGY- SATURDAY EVENT
All schools and kura are expected to be teaching the new digital technologies content from 2020. The Technology learning area has been revised to strengthen the positioning of digital technologies in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
ORAL LANGUAGE & ENCOURAGING EARLY WRITERS IN THE NEW ENTRANT SETTING
This workshop will explore:
the importance of daily oral language opportunities, sensory experiences and play
effective ways of developing our children’s speaking, listening, thinking and questioning skills
how to develop literacy skills through an integrated, cross curricular, thematic and real- life approach: practical links between literacy and topic/inquiry/science, literacy and maths, literacy and the arts (role play, movement, visual arts)
EFFECTIVE WRITING IN THE NZ CLASSROOM
TEACHING WRITING EFFECTIVELY TO YEAR 1-8 STUDENTS IN THE NEW ZEALAND CONTEXT
This workshop – appropriate for all Year 1-8 teachers, but particularly appropriate for teachers new to New Zealand schools – will focus on what New Zealand students should be achieving as developing writers as well as what teachers should be doing in effective New Zealand writing classrooms.