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  • Simon 30 Oct 2015 8:08am () in Accessing the Teacher Led Innovation Fund

    Thanks Karyn,

    May I ask what was your puzzle of practice and how did you develop your research questions?

    Nga mihi


  • Simon 29 Oct 2015 10:39am () in Accessing the Teacher Led Innovation Fund

    Kia ora tatou,

    I am a PLD provider working in a particular school and have identified a real puzzle of practice in relation to raising the achievement for Pacifica students through more culturally responsive pedagogies. While we cannot initiate a proposal, my question is how have successful applicants engaged with PLD providers and at what stage in the process have they had such discussions?

    Ngā mihi a nui

    Simon Crosby

  • Simon 02 Dec 2014 2:18pm () in Trouble activiating an account

    I have tried to help a colleague join the EL Assessment group. She received the invitation e-mail and registered but has not received any confirmation e-mail  from the VLN need to log on to the site. Please advise.



  • Simon 02 Mar 2014 8:16pm () in Using ICT in reporting processes

    Kia ora Tracey,

    Looks like an interesting project. I would like to know  how schools use technology to report to parents/whanau  of English language learners (ELLs). How do they inform parents and colleagues about progress using the English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP)?

    Ngā mihi




    Simon Crosby

    ESOL Facilitator

    UC Education Plus- Matauranga Ake

    College of Education

    University of Canterbury



    Mobile 027 275 7062


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  • Simon 17 Mar 2013 5:17pm () in SOLO Taxonomy

    I have found a little gem by Steve Martin on using the SOLO taxonomy in science published in 2011.  The full title is "Using SOLO as a Framework for Teaching:  A case study in maximising achievement in science” Essential Resources Educational Publishers Limited. What I really like is the step by step guide to planning using teacher friendly templates. This is then followed by the pedagogy underpinning the SOLO. It is a really useful resource from a very talented and grounded practitioner.

  • Simon 07 Mar 2013 5:21pm () in Opening discussion threads

    Kia oara

    I moderate the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) VLN which is a closed site. However, when members post a discussion topic or reply to a topic there is no notification of this activity among the members of the group. Nevertheless, there is notification via e-mail if a new bookmark is added. Is there anything that I can to rectify this?

    Simon Crosby