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  • Once again Karen, a big thank you to you and your teachers for sharing this cluster story in the VLN. Your teachers have been brave and generous to share details of their journey at this level. This story clearly outlines your action inquiry...
  • Teachers at Tauranga Intermediate school undertake a Teacher Action Inquiry (TAI) each year. The Inquiry focus for each year is guided by the assessment data from the year before. In 2012, the focus is writing and eLearning. Since the TAI lasts for...
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    • Tessa Gray

      Once again Karen, a big thank you to you and your teachers for sharing this cluster story in the VLN. Your teachers have been brave and generous to share details of their journey at this level.

      This story clearly outlines your action inquiry process for teachers where the following has been captured online (Google sites):

      • Who has been taught (individual, group, class, diverse learners) We are...

      • Learning intentions (based on prior data gathering) We were learning to...

      • Intended valued outcomes (what they might look like once achieved) We want to achieve...

      • Planned and delivered interventions (how these were taught effectively) We did...

      • Appropriate technologies/e-learning tools used (how these impacted on the learning) We used...and this resulted in..

      Thank you also for elaborating on this platform in the post to Join the 30 Day Leadership Challenge. Your experiences go a long way to support other community members - understand the potential use of e-learning tools for assessment and reflective practices. Smile


  • Karen Mills uploaded the resource Blended Learning @ Tauranga Primary School
    Our elearning vision is:For elearning to enhance powerful learning opportunities by providing engaging, accessible and authentic learning experiences for the 21st century learner.We believe that “blended learning” , a combination of...
  • This page was created to support Fostering Literacy in the Bay - Tauranga Moana Reading Council's Annual Reading Workshop Evening
  • Karen Mills uploaded the resource Tauranga Intermediate e-Portfolio Journey
    Tauranga Intermediate, as well as being the largest intermediate school in NZ with a roll of 1241, is one of three schools in the iTeam Tauranga Cluster. Greenpark School and Tauranga Primary are the other two. In 2010 conversations began about...
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    • Tessa Gray

      Thanks for sharing this reflective summary Karen. It’s the kind of one page synopsis that makes me want to read more about developing reflective journals online. It’s also great to see how you’ve used an online tool like My Portfolio to demonstrate this story.

      It has been an interesting progression for your school - to transfer authentic assessment practices into an online platform. The rigor of your intent is clear. "They were wanting the students to demonstrate in their learning, interactions and reflections, a greater capability as communicators, thinkers and learners."

      The supplementary resources and voice from leaders, students and teachers makes for some compelling reading/listening/viewing. Very edgy iTeam video production with Katie talking about purpose for blogging, which reinforces the ‘bigger picture’ learning intentions - rather than a focus on the tools themselves.

      Some of the comments highlighted in the next steps is similar to the wonderings being discussed in AOK’s cluster discussion To Blog or not to Blog  started by Ainsley Massarotto, which you may find useful as you continue on this journey. Note You may have to request group membership to respond to this discussion.

      Thanks again for sharing, and catch up again soon.

      Tess Smile