Introduction to the set of professional learning modules that support schools to understand the reading, writing, and mathematics standards and how they relate to the New Zealand Curriculum.
Establishing shared expectations
School leaders, teachers, students, parents, families, whānau, communities, and boards of trustees understand the expectations in reading, writing, and mathematics at each year level as outlined in the National Standards.
Building effective partnerships
Partners (students, teachers, school leaders, boards of trustees, families, whānau, communities, and providers of educational support) work together to provide opportunities to improve student progress and achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Knowledge of the learner
Teachers and students understand the need for overall teacher judgments in relation to the National Standards and the process of making and using such judgments.
Meeting the needs of English language learners (ELL)
Schools recognise the diversity of ELL and provide language learning support needed to access the NZC at year-appropriate levels as soon as possible. This is achieved through policies, processes, teaching and assessment practices, professional development, the equitable use of resources, and effective communication with families.
Knowledge of literacy learning
School leaders and teachers develop a shared understanding of the reading and writing demands of their school curriculum.
Knowledge of mathematics learning
School leaders and teachers develop a shared understanding of the mathematics demands of their school curriculum and of how these reflect the expectations of the NZC and the national standards for mathematics.
Engaging learners with texts
Teachers use and combine knowledge of their students, expected outcomes, the curriculum, and opportunities that specific texts offer to support students to develop and use reading and writing as interactive tools in all curriculum areas.
Engaging learners with mathematics
School leaders and teachers develop their understandings of how to effectively engage students with mathematics and statistics.
Published on: 19 Feb 2010
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