Over 2020 AMAonline went online in the evening so you could enjoy PD in your PJ’s.
If you missed the sessions you can catch up here
August 12: Creating a school where streaming is not necessary
In this session Francis shared his schools journey and the experiences of teachers and students on the impact removing streaming and changing the way they approach learning in Year 9 & 10.
Up until 2019, Inglewood High School (roll of 415) had a ‘traditional’ junior school programme where students were in core classes and they spent most of their time together with limited choice in which options they could do. They had a top stream Year 9 class and a top stream Year 10 class with the rest being mixed ability. Despite changes to programmes and expectations over the years, very little shift occurred to behaviours, results and work habits in these junior classes.
At the start of 2020, the school changed how Year 9 and 10 students worked at school. There are no streamed classes and the students do 12 modules over a year (six in semester 1 and six in semester 2). Students get to choose what modules they can do within predefined criteria related to learning areas. Students now don’t learn in core classes and each module they choose has the same contact hours per fortnight. Our goal is to increase student’s engagement and agency in classrooms and so far this year it seems as though we have managed to make progress towards this.
August 6: Telling the stories in data through exploring variation
In this session Anne shared ideas that we can take directly to the classroom as we unlock the stories contained in data with our students.
She showed us how to take advantage of readily available tools we can use to help us uncover the stories hidden in the data. These include
We looked at the value of repeated measures and process measures as ways to generate interest and explore variations. Watch out for the Moonhopper
July 1: Weaving literacy and mathematics so all learners thrive
Auckland Mathematical Association host, Robyn Headifen talks to Alana Madgwick on the centrality of literacy for ākonga to be able to think, speak, question, read and communicate like mathematicians. Lots of practical ideas are shared within this lively kōrero.
Thanks to everyone who registered and especially those that joined in with 2 days of term to go
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