Presentation on theme: "Ka Hikitia What? Teaching practice idea: Maori students, whanau and educators sharing knowledge and expertise with each other to produce better mutual."— Presentation transcript:
Ka Hikitia What? Teaching practice idea: Maori students, whanau and educators sharing knowledge and expertise with each other to produce better mutual outcomes. Why? To improve whanau – school partnerships To demonstrate that education is worthwhile, relevant and connected to student life goals and contexts. To develop our students as life long learners.
First Steps Awareness of diverse cultural backgrounds Identified parents with early developed expertise that became a life long passion and vocation. Worked with and learned from these successful parents What we did
What Came Out of This An understanding of differences Huge pride Emotional impact of Wiremu’s mihi Increased communication with parents A class focus on Matariki Each student created 3 diverse pieces of art Lead to work in other curriculum areas Opportunities to draw from their own cultural backgrounds
Where to Next? Parent support for Maori Technology using Flax Parent support for Te Reo learning Continuing written sharing of what we are doing Further communication around parent support for children’s learning