Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thank you Mark and MOP

What a fantastic year we have had. If I think back to where we were at the beginning of the year, and where our teaching and learning practice is now - wow! And this has all been made possible thanks to the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme (MOP), the generosity of the Manaiakalani Education Trust (MET) and the wonderful work of Mark Maddren, our facilitator.
All classes now have their own blog and some teachers have their own personal blog that they are using to record their Learn Create Share journey.
Our Yr4-6 teachers are preparing class sites for next year ready for our focus on visible learning. All teachers have embraced Learn Create Share and are now ready for the next step - visible teaching and learning.
Learn Create Share and digital technology is transforming our practice in the Hornby Cluster. Some of our staff will be attending SOLO workshops in January at Templeton School and we look forward to seeing how this approach could enhance our curriculum delivery.
The other piece of good news is that one of our staff members, Heather Matthews, is a recipient of the 2016 Spark Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher programme. This will provide wonderful professional learning not only for Heather, but Hornby Primary and the Hornby Cluster. Well done Heather!
And finally, we bid farewell to our Cluster Leader, Dick Edmundson, who is off Linwood College to continue the moral imperative he has firmly established here in Hornby. Thank you Dick for your leadership and clear vision - reducing the digital divide and ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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