- A Makerspace Workshop delivered to 25 teachers from across the North Island. Teachers were interested in hearing about my experiences facilitating a Makerspace and even though we don't have a current physical space many are preparing to set up in 2018. Both the Makerspace blog and my facebook page have provoked interest in my current teaching pratices and how this is impacting on student achievement. I contue to post on Twitter regularly and find twitter my go to for personal Pd and connections.
- This month a group of our teachers visited Richmond School (another ADS) to build and strengthen relationships. Two weeks later teachers from Richmond then visited us. I was part of a Q&A panel to answer their wonderings and help support them on their jouney. I am looking forward to the possibilities that this union will bring.
- I have began another multitouch book which I hope to publish over the holiday period. Our teachers were looking for a Ko Au (all about me) multi touch book that could be infused in both our oral languge and writing programmes at the beginning of the year especially as young learners make the transition to school. This was also a timely reminder for me to make sure the 'content creation' team which I started this year continue to upskill and produce high quality resources. This term the group I have produced "Angles around Us" by Dorothea Collier then Doro supported her students to produce, "Learn Te Reo Maori" - Feelings and Emotions, Trudi Fausett produced "Six Sensational Stroy Starters"then Trudi supported her class to produce this book 'Best Parts of Me' - which is simply stunning and such an authentic and rich way of producing and sharing a writing and photography unit. Both Richard and Jo have finished their books and aim to publish them in the next couple of weeks.
A busy end to the school year with
"She believed she could, so she did."