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Kai-oro-hoki 10-0239 MS3 Summary

National Goals

2. Principals to integrate e-learning effectively into their schools (strategic and operational)

3. Teachers to integrate e-learning effectively into their practice creating an innovative and exciting environment for all students.

Cluster Goals

2. Provide oppportunities and time for professional learning, regarding the "new' approaches to pedagogy and curriculum, with an emphasis to viewing ICT not as a 'tool', but as an environment for learning.

To create a cluster that empowers increased e-learning leadership and ICT strategic planning capabilities of BOT, principals and teachers.

3. To ensure all staff will be using ICT pedagogy to develop life-long learners.

To create a cluster of schools that empowers increased e-learning leadership and ICT strategic planning to meet the needs and capabilities of principals and teachers.

To support each other in developing e-learning pedagogy and capabilities within our schools and using the opportunity for collaboration through online environments.

To provide support to school personnel so they have clear understanding in the potential of ICT/e-learning in their school.

To provide opportunity for the concept of ako to be enhanced at all levels of the cluster.

Kai-oro-hoki Progress

Schools have included ICT into their strategic plans, ICT PD newsletter is sent to all Principals and LTs on a weekly basis, Cluster wiki is regularly updated with resources, all schools have an ICT component in ther staff meetings, individual ICT goals for some staff are linked to their appraisals.

Below are some examples of what School Action plans look like.

Waima ICT Plan 2011 

Kaikohe West Action Plan

Waima Strategic Plan 

Rawene ICT Plan 2011

Teacher ICT Action Plan

The Survey Monkey, used as Baseline data last year, was forwarded to all schools in February to complete in a staff meeting.  However only 3 of the 12 schools completed this.

The Survey can be viewed.  In response to Q1, What do you think the purpose of ICT is in your school?, teachers have responded in a more detailed way, using their own PD as examples.  In response to Q5. In what ways do you currently integrate ICT in the classroom?, teachers have included online learning tools, online planning tools, a range of equipment, as compared to the baselind survey where the majority of responses showed ICT was either not used at all, or for topic and research.

All schools in the Cluster are now using e-tap as their SMS.  This is the first year for entering data across the school in Literacy and Numeracy.

Principal meeting on 24th March -all Principals agreed there was a need to focus on Inquiry, to ensure teachers and students are using Thinking tools, organisers, thinkcharts and processes to develop thier learning.  Minutes of Meeting

16 attended L@Schools in Rotorua.  There were representatives from 6 schools.  Feedback has been placed on the Cluster Wiki from workshops.  A meeting was held for the Cluster and we joined with the Whangarei Cluster to discuss our Regional Mtg. also.  Cluster Mtg notes

Principals and teachers, 46 in total, attended a 2 day seminar by Lane Clark on 20th / 21st April.

These call back days, for all those who could attend were to provide opportunities for PD, regarding approaches to pedagogy and curriculum.




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16 teachers and Principals visited 2 schools in Auckland to observe Inquiry in action in the classroom.

Two smaller schools are taking the opportunity this week of re-visiting Favona and Viscount Primaries in Ak to observe Literacy, Inquiry processes and ICT in classrooms.

PD / staff meetings have been set around the use of online Literacy / Numeracy programmes in classrooms - eg. Studyladder / Reading Egg / Writing Fun / Availl Literacy Programme.

Diane has attended staff meetings at Kaikohe Intermediate and Tautoro, where LTs shared the use of organisers in the classroom.  This is the first step to meeting the goal set to ensure every teacher has used some form of Inquiry organiser by the end of Term 3.  LTs are support their teachers by trialling organisers in their own classrooms, offering a range to choose from, discussing their findings and sharing the where to next at each stage.  Below are some examples of organisers designed by students for use in their "Think it Great" project on "What makes a Great Picture Book? and What makes a Great Speech?"" 






PD has been set around the importance of developing critical thinking, introducing Inquiry processes, modelling in class, gathering resources for teachers, sharing ideas and implementing a cluster wide approach to developing an effective Inquiry pedagogy across the cluster.

Kaikohe Int Inquiry Introduction Students brainstorming ideas for a great speech Kaikohe Int Inquiry Introduction
Students ideas on speeches Student Interview on Introduction to Speeches  

Key Lessons for the Cluster

To introduce a pedagogical approach to Inquiry across the whole cluster.

LTs and Principals to lead.

LTS and Principals to meet to discuss the implementation and development of an Inquiry approach, using the Lane Clarke model and processes as an initial starting point.


To ensure that all schools, and all staff are on board, LTs will discuss the approach at their LT Day on 19th May.  A range of organisers will be viewed and critiqued so LTs can take back to their schools and introduce to staff to begin trialling and using in their classrooms.

It is agreed that the processes will be introduced in small steps, allowing for all learning styles to come on board as they are ready.  Every teacher will be expected to have trialled at least one organiser in theri classroom by the end of Term 3.  LTs will host a staff meeting to gather feedback from teachers, which they will then present at our Term 4 LT day. 

From these ideas we will set targets for introducing Inquiry processes for 2012 and beyond.

Those who wish to lead, may want to introduce other processes as they are comfortable.

Key Areas of Concern

That all schools are represented at meetings, so all are on board with the processes taken.

If there is an issue or concern with presenting organisers at a staff meeting, the facilitator will be available to support.

Class Examples of ICT in Action


Apprentice Tech Assistant at Kaikohe East.




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