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How to improve the quality of student letter formation through the use of ipad apps

https://docs.google.com/a/core-ed.ac.nz/document/d/1JBpq00b3SL4xfNBwLLFm4nmASRQhXgiW4dJ7viKsLO8/edit

Karen Melhuish Spencer, Tania Coutts, Tara Fanagan and Allanah King, CORE Education Ltd, Christchurch.
Connections, diversity, coherence: Three vignettes exploring learning with iPads in primary schools

Maths Inquiry Example

https://docs.google.com/a/core-ed.ac.nz/document/d/1PvREoF3ya-7sdT6ZTV4HVxN25N7PmBSCzpOxPVDftWU/edit

Examples of Teaching as Inquiry Model

https://docs.google.com/a/core-ed.ac.nz/document/d/1VHq8Rt3pF8ZvU69hUdUA5qlOB8Ziv3cDDyWVEfP0Ut0/edit 

all of these examples can be found at http://softwareforlearning.tki.org.nz/Snapshots/

 

Professional learning using teacher inquiry

Source: http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Professional-learning/Teacher-inquiry-into-e-learning/Teaching-as-inquiry/Professional-learning-using-teacher-inquiry

Duration: 4:28

Chris Allen, principal of Sacred Heart Girls' College, and Mike Wilson, ICT cluster director, share why they chose to use a teacher inquiry model as a focus for professional learning and why that approach has been so successful.

 

Teaching as inquiry

Link to video

De-privatising practice – opening up classrooms, practice, and discussion – involved teachers looking at themselves as inquirer and learner. Here they share reflections on the action research within their classrooms for themselves and their students.

We wanted to de-privatise and open up the classroom so teachers are willing to freely discuss their practices with other teachers. We achieved this through action research – looking at the teacher as an inquirer and learner themselves.
Principal, Justine McDonald

De-privatising practice in teaching as inquiry
This tool is about the need for de-privatised practice – teachers openly and honestly discussing both their successes and challenges in teaching – as an important element of teacher learning about emphasising key competencies in their programmes.

 

Improving fluency and phrasing using iPad apps

Source: http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Teaching/Learning-areas/English/Improving-written-and-oral-language-with-multimedia

Junior school teacher, Denise Stanisich talks about her teacher inquiry focusing on raising student achievement in fluency and phrasing. She explains how she used various iPad apps in this process. The tools enabled student collaboration and reflection. Denise comments, "I feel using the different apps on the iPad has given children a lot more room for creativity to share with other children in the class."


Improving written and oral language with multimedia

Source: http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Teaching/Learning-areas/English/Improving-fluency-and-phrasing-using-iPad-apps

Sally McDougall and her students explain their process for writing book reviews and creating QR codes to share them with the wider community. Using technologies as part of this learning process has resulted in improved written work, reading, oral communication, and confidence. Sally has found there’s that higher level of engagement because they’ve got an authentic audience.

 

The teaching as inquiry in Secondary School Art

Source: http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/The-arts/Pedagogy/Teaching-as-inquiry-model

Can drama enhance decoding strategies and sight word knowledge in reading?


 
Appraisal and Teaching as Inquiry

Source: TKI Assessment Online - http://assessment.tki.org.nz/Assessment-in-the-classroom/Teaching-as-inquiry/Appraisal-and-teaching-as-inquiry

Teacher Inquiry, Appraisal and Portfolios for Staff

Nick Rate, school principal and e-learning guru, shares his school’s approach to teaching as inquiry and its relationship to the school’s performance management process, using digital portfolios.

Meaningful and Manageable Teacher Appraisal

Rochelle Jensen (Rocky), teacher and digi-advisor, shows how a rich teaching as inquiry question can encompass and provide evidence for many of the 12 Registered Teacher Criteria. 

Ruia: Teacher appraisal for Maori learners’ success

This website is structured around an inquiry cycle for teachers to work through with leaders, reflecting the close connection between whole-school cycles of professional learning and appraisal.

Leading inquiry at a teacher level

This article by Mike Fowler was published in set 3, 2012, and talks about the critical role that middle-level leaders in schools have as they work with teaching-as-inquiry process.

Teacher Appraisal: Missed Opportunities for Learning

This link is to a doctoral thesis by Claire Sinnema of the University of Auckland. It outlines a model of teacher appraisal focused on data-based inquiry into student learning.

How to improve the quality of student letter formation through the use of ipad apps

Karen Melhuish Spencer, Tania Coutts, Tara Fanagan and Allanah King, CORE Education Ltd, Christchurch.
Connections, diversity, coherence: Three vignettes exploring learning with iPads in primary schools