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  • Christine Te Kiri 19 Nov 2015 9:21am () in Workshops and ILP (Innovative Learning Practice) or MLP (Modern Learning Practice




    Hi guys here are two links to the docs I have shared with those who directly emailed me. Just out of interest if any of you are near Hamilton on the 24 Nov we are having a professional networking day. The info is on our website under events/calendar.


  • Christine Te Kiri 18 Nov 2015 8:22pm () in Workshops and ILP (Innovative Learning Practice) or MLP (Modern Learning Practice

    Hey Terry

    Yes all staff in the room run workshops at the same time. We use a google doc for our timetable and print this off at the beginning of the week which I am more than happy to share with you if you would like. We also have students who run workshops as well. There is even a space for them to post potential workshops etc...

    Just email me ctekiri@peachgrove.school.nz I cab send you some stuff to look at.

  • Christine Te Kiri 18 Nov 2015 6:59pm () in Workshops and ILP (Innovative Learning Practice) or MLP (Modern Learning Practice

    Hi Terry

    I am by no means great at this concept but this is my 2nd year of holding workshops for learners.
    We are a teacher class with 63 students. We have adapted a Learnjng Progress Journal (LPJ) from Alfriston College which holds our learners progressions in. The progressions are found from their data and takes a good 5 to 6 weeks to set up.

    Staff offer workshops based on the progressions. The first 2 terms we teach the skills or knowledge in isolation (sorta) where the kids construct the cintext but we facilitate the skill. The kast 2 terms staff do more content based topics and show how the progressions fit or are used in the workshop.

    Our workshops all follow similar movements.
    1. We explain the progression, clarify any difficult words as they are not always kid speak and check what is it the learner does not understand.
    2. We then clarify and correct misconceptions from phase 1.
    3. We teach the skill or knowledge using a range of tools, modelling, questioining and prompting.
    4. We then explain what sources if evidence they could use to prove they can 'master' the skill for their LPJ.
    5. Then we evaluate and recap, reclarify and restate what the workshop was about and if they have 'got' it.

    Now I dont know if that is what you are after BUT drop us a line. We are at Peachgrove Int in Hamilton.

    Hope this helps lol

  • Christine Te Kiri 16 Jun 2015 3:23pm () in Modern Learning Parent Interviews / Learning Conversations

    We work in a two teacher 60 children learning environment. Our traditional learning parent interviews were 15 minutes per child. We quickly realised that this was not feasible and have changed our approach. 

    We offer 45 minute sessions where 15 families can come at one time. In the 45 minute slot we have a Teacher Education Session - where we highlight points of interest or change or success with the Whanau. Last term we talked about Team Teaching, MLE's and what learning looks like for us for 20 minutes. This term we are talking about OTJ's, learning progressions and assessment for 20 minutes. 

    The next 20 minutes the children sit with their families and have conversations around what they are learning, what they need to do next and how they are going to do this. They use devices and book work to do this. Whilst families are having conversations the two teachers float around touching base with each whanau and addressing any immediate queries. If they require a more in-depth session we ask them to book another time another day that suits all parties. 

    The last 5 minutes is a tech or chat session depending on need - otherwise whanau leave when they feel they have all the answers they are seeking.

  • Christine Te Kiri 01 May 2015 9:51am () in School Visits

    Hi Steve

    We here at Peachgrove Intermediate would love to invite you here - if we meet your needs because we know as an Intermediate we may not fit your age group however there are a lot fo thigns that we have learnt that may be good for your teachers.. 

    We are currently remodeling rooms and changing practice in MLE's. We are a new BYOD school with chromebooks being our flavour of choice (although we use whatever the kids bring). We have staretd the journey and are in the midst of change. 

    Let us know if you would like more setails etc....



  • Christine Te Kiri 06 Apr 2015 4:44pm () in Kids teaching kids Te Reo online

    Kia Ora Justin 

    We have 2 bilingual units and mainstream classes who all teach te reo Maori. Feel free to contact one of our staff members. We are an intermediate in Hamilton. 

    htekiri@peachgrove.school.nz (DP)

    dbell@peachgrove.school.nz (Yr7 teacher of bilingual unit)

    tstorer@peachgrove.school.nz (Yr8 teacher of bilingual unit)

  • Christine Te Kiri 10 Feb 2015 5:43pm () in Professional reading suggestions

    Hi Lee and Cathie

    I enjoyed reading and watching what you recommended Cathie.

    Lee I too am in a situation where we are now team teaching woth 2 adults and 60 kids. Its scary but it is so invigorating!! I will be watching this post closely!!

    Peachgrove Int, Hamilton.