Te Reo Māori-Māori Medium (Yrs 1-13)
Teachers and school leaders in kura and Māori medium settings, using Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, or aspiring to use it.
- Effective teaching and learning practises and approaches in relation to the wāhanga ako, within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa,Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Pākeha
- Improved student learning and accelerated achievement that is informed by Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the literacy and numeracy of te reo Māori in Māori medium and/or paerewa paetae/achievement standards (NCEA)
Typical focus areas of support
Kaiako supported through this provision are often seeking support in:
- Planning, teaching, and assessment in te reo Māori programmes
- Developing their learners’ oral language (kōrero) ability
- Second language teaching strategies
- Second language acquisition theories and practice
- Understanding the Te Reo Māori learning area of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
- Unpacking whāinga paetae.
Ways of working
We believe that professional development support is most beneficial when it is coordinated in a way that is manageable for the kura and kaiako involved. To this end , our preferred way of working begins with the development of a collaborative PD plan which aligns all of the support a kura may be receiving, links to the school’s strategic goals and/or student achievement targets, and specifies the goals (common and individual).
Once a plan has been agreed, we facilitate professional development in a number of ways depending on the availability of kaiako and their specific professional learning needs. Typically our support will include face-to-face school based visits, classroom observations and feedback, professional discussions with kaiako, workshops (kura -based and outside of the school setting), Hangouts/Skype sessions, Google docs.
The number of visits will be determined in discussion with kura and could range from:
- a light touch (1-2 visits per term);
- a medium touch (3-4 visits per term);
- or in depth (5-6 visits per term).