What a great afternoon sharing alongside all CoL teachers! We all presented in a session to showcase our inquiries at the Annual Manaiakalani Hui. It was great to share our inquiries with a whole range of people. The audience I shared with were from a range of places:
- old teachers friends from across the cluster dating back over 10 years!
- core education representatives
- members of the Woolf Fisher Research
- Manaiakalani Outreach Team
- new teachers to our cluster
- members of our Manaiakalani Hackers Team
A few standout points for me was finding out from colleagues a common goal of having students AND teachers 'Explain Ready'. Meaning:
a. students are ready to explain how they might solve a problem in maths.
b. they are able to interpret what a word problem is actually asking
c. the need for educators to be more aligned in the terminology
d. the need think carefully of the style of questioning and processing we need to promote.
e. teacher choice of language and modelling will develop mathematical understanding to the point of being able to transfer knowledge and practice into other strands and curriculum areas.
As I shared in my recent post my inquiry falls under achievement challenge #4:Increase the achievement of Years 7-10, in reading, writing and maths, as measured against National Standards and agreed targets
Here is the presentation I shared.. I must say it was fun setting up the 3 panelled board - really made me think about what really needed to be shared given the limited space to display. Thanks to the Manaiakalani team for their leadership in setting up this valuable opportunity for us all. You are very welcome to visit my professional blog to read and see more.