Thursday, 17 December 2015

Final Reflection for 2015

End of Year Inquiry Reflection 2015

Wow this year has flown by so quickly. So much has happened over the year. So what did I manage to achieve with my inquiry?

  • Overall quality of work produced by most Extension students (projects, rubrics etc) improved throughout the year. Term 4 projects were more superior in comparison to Term 1 projects.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of this year’s Extension programme were identified and will help inform planning for next year.
  • Creative Space site was useful for students to access learning intentions, tasks, rubrics and resources.
  • High expectations were set and students received opportunities to extend their thinking and experiences e.g. video conferencing with people from Hawaii, Australia and South Africa. Trips to Maritime Museum, Tiritiri Matangi Island, 40 Hour Famine etc.

A full list of Extension highlights and experiences can be located in our annual School Charter Review 2015 under Extension Review (although this might not be available for viewing until early next year).

Or you can take a look at our blog: Creative Space Blog

Next year?

I have been selected to be part of the Spark Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher Programme for 2016. This will be an amazing opportunity to extend our Extension students even further. I look forward to working with the Pt England Extension group again next year.