Hybrid Learning

Chromebook Use

Juanita, Peta and I have been gathering information on chrome book use, as part of phase 1 of developing Hybrid Learning at Kuranui. In the coming weeks the results of the teacher and student survey will be shared.

Hybrid Learning

As a school we are heading towards a Hybrid Learning model. Behind the scenes, Chelsea, William, Juanita, Peta and myself have been working along side Lynne Silcock from Core Education, to develop our Hybrid Learning mode. Last week Team Leaders had 1 to 1 learning conversations with Lynne, these are the recurring themes:

  • Themes:
    • All staff are using Google Classroom
    • The use of GC is variable and there is no systematic school wide expectations of teachers re the contents of GC
    • Most staff are doing daily GC posts so students get a very large number of notifications.
    • In general the learning delivered through GC is quite linear and teacher led
    • GC is not a great platform for non-linear agentic learning – it’s hard to find things and soon gets difficult to manage
    • Most of the teaching and learning allows limited student agency. In particular the pace of learning, tasks and context are delivered daily on GC.
    • Most of the content is available through GC but not in a way that could be picked up by a new or different teacher or reliever or at short notice. E.g. Kuranui Intellectual Property is lost as staff leave

Moving Forward

  • Google Classroom
    • Share practice to develop “best practice” and consistency across the school (e.g. using topics, school wide topics for course info, use of templates and rubrics)
    • Consider how daily notifications for every subject lands for students in terms of wellbeing
      • Gain student voice
      • Consider pros and cons or individual choice re turning off notifications
      • Consider pros and cons of less frequent posts and chunking tasks (giving students more flexibility on a daily or weekly basis rather than staff lead pace)
  • Non linear, agentic learning
    • Develop systems to give students more agency and to allow personalised pathways for learning
    • Develop resource hubs for each course/subject to enable personalised pathways and student agency plus capture Kuranui IP

Kuranui Update T2W7

A lot has been happening over the last few weeks. To read what has been happening around the Kahui Ako, click here to see the panui. 

Te Tiriti O Waitangi training

The whole staff attended the Te Tiriti O Waitangi training last Friday the 4th of June 2021. Copies of the posters can be downloaded here.

Poutama Pounamu Shadow Coaching 

Tuesday 15th June we are meeting to reflect on shadow coaching. The data  you have gained through participating in observations can be used when developing your professional growth cycle plans with your Professional Leader. Click here to find out more about Poutama Pounamu

Professional Growth Cycle

PPTA, in consultation with the Secondary Principals Association and Teachers has prepared some useful resources on the new Professional Growth Cycle.  The approach is not about providing evidence to prove that you have met the standards, rather it is a high trust model where the gathering of significant amounts of evidence is a thing of the past. Inquiry, which featured largely in the old system is no longer required. 

Looking towards 2021

What a year 2020 was. After a challenging year in many different ways we have all still managed to keep the learning and achievement of our students at the centre of what we do through inquiry, and sought to continuously improve their outcomes.

This year we have all used 6 principles of Poutama Pounamu as a lens to focus our inquiry where it matters.

Next year we look forward to a much brighter year as we focus on our three key areas of:

      • hauora
      • learner agency
      • culturally responsive pedagogy

Here is the plan for term 1.

Week Date Activity
0 Start Up Day ?? February  Inquiry Kick Off 2021
3 Thursday 18th February 

Shared PD 3.45 to 5.00 

? Staff Meeting  15 Minute Slot
6 Thursday 11th March

Shared PD 3.45 to 5.00 

Student Agency 
? Staff Meeting  15 Minute Slot
9 Thursday 1st April

Shared PD 3.45 to 5.00 

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy 

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 9

In this fortnights update:

  • Kaitiaki Academy – Te Ataahia, from Reo Rua Ltd will be running a lesson every Tuesday at Kuranui for our Kaitiaki Academy students. Here is invite.
  • Kaiako Academy – Wednesdays PLD sessions running Te Reo lessons over 10 weeks in term 4. These will be run by Te Ataahia, from Reo Rua Ltd. Sign up sheet is here.
  • Treaty Training – This is running on Thursday 22nd October. Email micaela@gladstone1.school.nz to sign up.
  • Poutama Poutama – booking session sheet with Claire is here.

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 6

Coming up this week …

  • Poutama Pounamu Observation  – Check your email for details, link to information is here. Juanita and I are available if you want to book time with one of us.

In this fortnights panui from Simon, Micaela, Hamish and Kathryn …

  • Appointment for Kaiwhakahaere position
  • Treaty Training
  • Reading Rubric
  • Quiz Night 11 September

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 5

Coming up this week …

  • Observation Groups formed – Check your email for details, link to information is here.
  • Kahui Ako PLD sessions are running … note the change to CC4T, this is now a general session where you can drop in and focus on what is on top with you with DT new curriculum implementation.