Thursday, February 20, 2014

Literacy Update 20 February 2014

Kia ora tātou,
I can hardly believe how settled and summery the weather is now that we are into week three of term.  I hope you are all managing to catch some of the summer sunshine!  

I have just returned from an amazing hui where I had the privilege of listening to Professor Brian Edmiston.  Dialoguing problems...where no-one is excluded as way of engaging learners is a wonderful reflection on the presentation by Hazel Owen.

Literacy Online Book Recommendations Crowdsourcing is an incredibly powerful way to gather resources and information. I am really enjoying seeing the development of this list. I wonder if any of you are in book groups?  I wonder if we could set up some book discussions groups in this forum?
It is wonderful to see the questions and collaboration developing in the mailing list.  What burning questions or challenges do you want support with?  What successes do you want to share?

The literacy online vln group continues to grow.  Come and join teachers who have an interest in sharing ideas, resources and issues related to developing teaching and learning programmes based on the literacy needs of their learners.  Have you checked out the writing page, it is full of wonderful resources, ideas and strategies for increasing student achievement in writing.

The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback on curriculum exemplars on legacy TKI. Could you please take a moment to answer three questions on the survey.

New Resources
New Ready to Read resources are available for download.
MP3 audio files are available online to support these titles.

Other sites to check out

  • Choose2Matter at Hutto An inspirational video of what can happen when learners are empowered to work together on real world problems.  How could you use this with your learners?

  • What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? by John Hattie.  This is well worth a read as we head into the year focusing on our teaching inquiry and our priority learners.  What can we take away from this to support our journey?

Ngā mihi nui
Anne Kenneally
Literacy Online Facilitator
CORE Education
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