Focusing Inquiry


In 2017, my inquiry is based on raising student achievement and shifting teacher practice around effective pedagogical practices including Learn, Create and Share. This will be achieved through the development, implementation and monitoring of the Visible Teaching and Learning Framework.


In order to shift teacher practice around effective pedagogical practices around Visible Teaching and Learning, it is important to determine what the current status looked like.  That involved me undertaking an audit of teaching sites in November 2016.  The most recent NCEA data for Tamaki College Students 2016 is the data that will ascertain the current levels of student achievement, in order to look at raising student achievement.  
Staff voice was collated during Term 1 of this year in a Google form, to identify where staff felt they were at regarding Visible Teaching and Learning from the VTaL framework and their teacher practice.  The feedback from staff voice was shared with Middle Leaders, to help to identify areas of support for staff within departments.
I am currently collecting feedback from students in a Google form, on what students believe is happening in their learning environments in terms of their teaching and learning being visible within each of their subjects.
I had this brainwave, that in order to determine whether student achievement has shifted due to a shift in teacher practice relating to visible teaching and learning, this would entail comparing NCEA data 2016 with NCEA data 2017, as well as shifts in teacher practice around VTaL, based on both staff voice and student voice.



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  1. Kia ora Hinerau, Appreciate the examples you have shared focusing on the value of seeking perspectives from whānau and students in addition to teachers, and the use of different formats to share. As I was exploring I noticed I was also discovering some useful posts more by chance, as they were recommended at the end of the post by the blog. Wondering if you would consider including some extra labels to enable readers to target specific information from the blog sidebar. Take a look at the support slide we desigined tonight for the CoL Staffmeetings you’re facilitating this term and let me know what you think.

    Thanks
    Fiona

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Fiona. I will endeavour to add labels to my posts that correlate to various parts of the inquiry process. Cheers

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  2. Kia ora Hinerau, I chose your blog to explore at tonights CoL meet as our collaborative inquiry group were focusing on our reading achievement challenge.
    Appreciate the examples you have shared focusing on the value of seeking perspectives from whānau and students in addtion to teachers, and the use of different formats to share. As I was exploring I noticed I was also discovering some useful posts more by chance, as they were recommended at the end of the post by the blog. Wondering if you would consider including some extra labels to enable readers to target specific information from the blog sidebar. Take a look at the support slide we desigined tonight for the CoL Staffmeetings you’re facilitating this term and let me know what you think.
    Thanks
    Fiona

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