PD – DIVE INTO POND WITH THE SCIENCE LEARNING HUB – 03/03/16

Annie and I completed a professional development course through Science Learning Hub Conference Room about Pond. In Pond, you can discover and share resources, knowledge and experiences within a supportive and generous environment solely focussed on teaching and learning. Pond hosts resources from numerous different sources.

  • It is a search engine that uniquely services kiwi classrooms and can connect you with a number of different New Zealand resources.
  • Enables teachers to share important and valuable resources.
  • You can easily collect resources and organise them.
  • Social network platform for teachers to share valuable resources.

Wonderings:

  • Can I get akonga to use this resource successfully?

Next steps:

  • Find useful resources and to stay connected with what is going on in the teaching world.
  • Build up a number of resources or ‘buckets’ and connect/follow different leaders in my curriculum area.
Criteria this relates to:
PTC’s
1 – Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focused on the learning and well-being of akonga.,
2 – Demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of all akonga.,
4 – Demonstrate commitment to on-going professional learning and development of personal professional practice.,
5 – Show leadership that contributes to effective teaching and learning,
6 – Conceptualise, plan and implement an appropriate learning programme.,
Cultural Competencies
5 – Ako – Taking responsibility for their own learning and that of Māori learners.,
Code of Ethics
2 – Justice – to share power and prevent the abuse of power,
3 – Responsible care – to do good and minimise harm to others,
Key Competencies
1 – Managing Self,
2 – Relating to Others,
3 – Thinking,
4  – Participating and Contributing

1 COMMENT

Scott Thelning said:

Thanks for doing the PD. I must admit that I need to delve more into this…I’ve heard of it, know what it is in general terms, but that’s about it. I suspect it is pretty awesome! There weren’t things like this when I began teaching…make the most f it!

– 16/03/2016

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PRT AND MENTOR WORKSHOP – 1/3/2016

This was a PRT and Mentor Workshop day provided by Mau Ki Te Ako. It covered the requirements (PTC’s) that need to met by a beginning teacher in order to gain your registration. It also outlined the role of the the mentor and what is expected of them.

I now have a clearer understanding of how I can ensure that I am meeting the PTC’s and the type of evidence I should be collecting and were best to store it.

I came away deciding that appraisal connector, supported with the use of google docs, provides me with great platform on which I can track my progress as a beginning teacher.

One thing I found interesting was the different stages that beginning teachers or teachers go through over a year.

Next steps as a beginning teacher:

– Clearly outline how we are going to record my progress

– Establish goals for me to work towards

– Outline areas that I want to focus on

– Establish my inquiry and begin recording it

Notes from the day here.

Criteria this relates to:
PTC’s
1 – Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focused on the learning and well-being of akonga.,
3 – Demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.,
4 – Demonstrate commitment to on-going professional learning and development of personal professional practice.,
12 – Use critical inquiry and problem-solving effectively in professional practice
Cultural Competencies 
1 – Wānanga – Participating with learners and communities in robust dialogue for the benefit of Māori learners’ achievement.,
5 – Ako – Taking responsibility for their own learning and that of Māori learners.,
Code of Ethics 
1 – Autonomy – to treat people with rights that are to be honoured and defended,
2 – Justice – to share power and prevent the abuse of power,
3 – Responsible care – to do good and minimise harm to others,
4 – Truth – to be honest with others and self,
Key Competencies 
1 – Managing Self,
2 – Relating to Others,
3 – Thinking,
4 – Participating and Contributing

3 COMMENTS

Ann Lane said:

Veronica, you have made an excellent start in your career and I value your input at our team meetings. We can all learn from each other. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career there is always new learning to undertake.

– 02/03/2016

Tamara Bell said:

Agree – great start, awesome to see you analysing how your new learning can impact on your next steps.

– 04/03/2016

Scott Thelning said:

You have made a superb start to your career and an amazing impact in and around our school. We love having you as a part of our team. I agree with Ann, we all can learn from each other and you have much to teach us. I’m keen to hear more about the different stages you referred to.

– 16/03/2016