Building Effective and Innovative Practice – literacy across the curriculum

Building Effective and Innovative Practice – literacy across the curriculum

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Self-regulation is an important part of building student agency. This is especially so when working with students to improve their motivation and engagement towards writing. Thinking critically, seeking and responding to feedback are important elements of all processes of composing text – including when preparing to write. When students plan – considering task, purpose and audience – they choose to use a range of language features and structures. Describing these, explaining their choices and seeking feedback from others builds knowledge and confidence towards a task right from the planning stages. See Effective Writing Instruction Alison Davis (2013) for lots of other examples of agentic teaching and learning.

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Skillful and Strategic Professional Learning

“Our Vision facilitator (Justine) built positive relationships with everyone she worked alongside and skillfully aligned her sessions with what we needed to develop in our practice based on our strategic aims.  Her professional development with staff has grown teacher knowledge, improved practice and accelerated progress for our learners.”

Tracey Bennett
Hautapu School

Knowledgeable and Authentic Professional Development

Benneydale School has been working with Leitia for 2 years in a wide range of capacities. Leitia has run a number of Teacher Only Days focusing on effective literacy practice in the classroom and she has modelled and supported best practice related to differentiated learning programs that support accelerated learning. Leitia has worked alongside teachers in the classroom providing feedback and support on teacher effectiveness. She has supported planning meetings with teachers and worked with them to refine their programs through using a coaching model. Evidence of teacher growth due to these coaching sessions can be seen in class practice. We have found Leitia to be very knowledgeable, quick to understand our needs and work with us to create our own PLD journey. I would recommend Leitia as a facilitator for any school wanting to provide authentic opportunities for staff to challenge their thinking and work towards enhancing their practice for the benefit of all learners.

Vanessa Te Huia
Benneydale School