Priority Learners T2

 

Blog post links PTC 1: Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focused on the learning and well-being of ākonga

PTC 4: demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice

PTC8: demonstrate in practice their knowledge and understanding of how ākonga learn

PTC 11: analyse and appropriately use assessment information that has been gathered formally and informally

Here is what I have done in the area of Math’s support our priority learners in Term 2: 

Maintenance/things we have continued from Term 1:

  • Individual Basic facts sheets to work on during goal setting for our Math Priority learners.
  • Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday having rostered time in the morning (20 minutes) to check in with priority learners.
  • Encouraging Priority learners to attend homework club
  • Priority learners to attend all the Knowledge Warm up workshops each day
  • Workshops that cater for Priority learner needs each day
  • Multiple workshops for Mathematics Priority learners to attend
  • Celebrating success on Seesaw

New/improved things we have implemented in Term 2:

  • Integrated Unit to linked through strand- statistical investigation on rubbish collection in the school, data collection lead to student making changes within the school
  • Priority learners went to the same teacher during Maths workshops for the term, alongside other learners with similar learning goals. This enabled the teacher to push the priority learners and there was more consistency from lesson to lesson. It also meant the teacher was able to track progress and see if follow up tasks were being meet.  
  • Mathletics point requirement with specific tasks daily/weekly expectation
  • Examples of strategies added to the learning wall

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Example of Basic Facts sheet of Priority Learner, achieving all in Stage 6

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Here is what I have done in the area of Writing’s support our priority learners in Term 2: 

Maintenance/things we have continued from Term 1:

  • Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday having rostered time in the morning (20 minutes) to check in with priority learners.
  • Encouraging Priority learners to attend homework club
  • Celebrating success on Seesaw
  • Including Free writing into the Must Do each day.
  • Giving the students a choice to use their own device or school device when writing, to support with other areas of learning
  • Teacher use of Literacy Shed to engage and spark interest
  • Making links from Inquiry, Reading, Maths, and Writing
  • Writing: range of different ways to support goals; e.g punctuation poster, editing pencil.
  • Teaching specific skills during goal setting time.

PUN

Punctuation Ladder uses to self-assess, linking to PL learning goal

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Celebrations on Seesaw

 

New/improved things we have implemented in Term 2:

  • Writing workshops up and running with the purpose of writing linking to Inquiry.
  • The use of 30 Chromebooks in the Seniors has opened up further opportunity for Priority learners to use devices to write on, share documents with their peers and teachers.
  • Free writing is adding into Daily must do activities
  • Sheena Cameron editing pencil, punctuation ladder used to support priority learners
  • Range of resources created, made to support goals; handwriting book, punctuation card, Fanboy activity
  • Use of exemplars and students examples for Priority learners to use as examples
  • Opportunities to share writing in front of class and syndicate
  • Range of exemplars, examples of different writing genre added to the writing wall

New/improved things we have implemented in Term 2 that link across both Maths/Writing PL focus:

  • Streamlined Must do/Can do, range of activities that must be completed through the day/week, these can be done in any order, any time of day, giving students more ownership over their timetable and management of their time
  • Students lead their parents/whanau through the different classrooms explaining their learning, next steps and shared their achievements
  • Genius hour- passion project that students work on once a week. This is based on high interest and lead by the students
  • Highlighting Priority learners in planning documents to ensure they are attending workshops, Priority Learners are noted at the top of our planning documents
  • Weekly discussions at Syndicate meeting about Priority learners, making note, sharing learner, ideas, where to next tips.

Independant

Can Do and Must Do’s independent activity sheet, Changes to PL Can Do and Must Do’s

Student lead 3-way conference Scripts: Learners had the chance to use the script or speak on their own.

Genius Hour Showcase

Genius Hour Show Case to celebrate the Genius hour projects from Term 2

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Prioritising to take Action

See Data.Analyse.Action blog post

 

 

 

 

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