Wednesday 15 February 2023

2023 Goals Wishes and hopes

 Kia Ora, and welcome to 2023

I am excited to be back working in Manaiakalani as an Across Kahui Ako Teacher this year. As with 2022 my focus will be on the understanding of an the implementation of the Aotearoa Histories Curriculum. I do feel I come into the year with a greater focus and appreciation for not only the "lay of the land" but also more understanding of the opportunities that the new curriculum present both schools and learners.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with teachers, with principals and with learners to grow historical understandings. A particular highlight of 2022 was partnering with Ngāti Paoa to deliver professional development for staff, students and local hikoi exploring the local area. I look forward to this continuing in 2023.

As we look forward to 2023 a particular focus will be growing understanding of the four strands of the curriculum. These are

  1. Maori History is the foundational and continuous history of  New Zealand. This has been a focus in 2022. 
  2. Colonisation is the central force of our history in the last 200 years. 
  3. Power is at the centre of most that has happened in New Zealand History,
  4.  New Zealand History does not occur in a vacuum. We are a connected country, and much of our history relates to how we have interacted with the rest of the world.

Also, in conjunction with this I want to enquire about how collaberation across NCEA subjects can reduce our workload of our students by using common learning themes and assessing them in multiple ways.

I look forward to working with colleagues and learners in 2023.


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