Ignite session with Maniakalani teachers

Each teacher had 6 minutes to speak, slides on auto advance. Audience asked to ask a Why, What and How question. Presenter then answers questions from the floor.

Link to resource site – contains details of the MIT programme.

Philosophy: Learn, create, share

Ignite 1

Aim to develop critical thinking skills.

Paidiea group discussions-similar to Socratic method

Interesting to note that the teacher focused on one student

How did you track talk time?

Ignite 2

Troy England-PE teacher at Papakura High School

Problem-low literacy and attendance

Solution-develop self efficacy

Innovation-voice typing. Started with recording a conversation with teacher, then speaking directly into device.

Does it matter whether students speak or type their answers?

Ignite 3

Kelsey Morgan from Chrischurch

Aim-engage students in maths via blogging.

Students created explainer slides on their blogs.

Ignite 4

Dot from Tamaki College teaching social studies

Aim: engaging year 9s via blogging

Linked with Primary schools to find out familiar writing frameworks

Used SOLO framework to guide writing

Students had to quad blog-What is quad blogging? Students comment on 3 others students post that was positive and helpful.

Slogging-blogging plus SOLO


Ignite 5

Alicia from Ohaewai Primart

Collaboration in open learning environments

Teachers as role models that learning takes risks and make mistakes.

PQP strategy to give effective feedback

Ignite 6

Hinera Anderson from Tamaki College

Aim: visible teaching and learning (VTaL)


Ignite 7

Angela at Point England School. Aim-increase reading mileage. “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks”.

Other related resources

Manaiakalani outreach facilitation presentation

Kootuitui – Manaiakalani Outreach programme

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