Kia ora, talofa lava, kia orana, mālō e lelei and welcome to Te Toi Tupu pānui for July 2016 from the Consortium Manager's Desk. Here are some useful links for this month:
- Research into effectiveness of experienced teachers. Something to share with your schools and kura perhaps.
- The OECD have published several working papers that might interest you and those you work with.
- Shared by Stephen Heppell on Twitter I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word - YouTube
TTTKP met on Thursday 20th July to discuss items from our action plan for the remainder of the year. Expect to see a Cultural Intelligence Self-Reflection Tool that will help you to review your cultural responsiveness in our work by reflecting on our attitudes and dispositions for cultural intelligence.
TTTKP also bids farewell to Togi Lemanu (who normally brings these Pasifika updates to you!) who has been appointed as Deputy Principal at Sutton Park School in Mangere, Auckland. Togi will be largely responsible for teacher development in the school and implementing teaching as inquiry as a model for learning to increase the praxis and professionalism of his staff. We would like to publicly thank Togi for his contributions over the years to TTTKP.
UDL in curriculum design
Many of us feel very confident to introduce the concept of Universal Design for Learning in schools, but have found it more difficult to find resources specifically for applying UDL in the curriculum design context.
This short article How UDL can get you to personalized learning is framed around four key concepts (Goals, Methods, Materials and Assessment) and helps to unpack design principles. Linda Ojala and I have created our own version of the key components of design to include Universal Supports in the image below.
New secondary stories
There are some new videos in the Enabling e-Learning gallery that show how digital technologies support inclusion in the secondary context:
Until next time,
Hei konā mai