Manaiakalani Staff Meetings
Each term the Manaiakalani Kahui Ako hosts staff meetings as an opportunity for our people to continue to connect with our Kaupapa and Pedagogy. Often these staff meetings are led in individual schools. In Term 3 this year all our schools will come together for a cluster staff meeting.
Term 1: Learn/Ako - Ubiquitous Learning is Rewindable
Term 2: Hanga/Create - Creativity Empowers Learning
Term 3: Share/Tohatoha - Connected Learners Share
Term 4: Ako Hanga Tohatoha
Connected Learners Share
The Manaiakalani pedagogy and kaupapa has harnessed the instinct to share and make connections with fellow human beings in a purposeful way to support academic success of our young people as well as in the important areas of citizenship and well being.
Manaiakalani Staff Meeting 2021
This year we are harnessing the affordances of technology and our network of connected learning communities across New Zealand. Teachers (including principals and other educators on staff) are invited to to register for one of two facilitated online sessions in Google Meet.
Small groups will be formed in response to curriculum level and Teaching as Inquiry topics. This is an opportunity to connect and share strategies with educators who have been focussing on similar achievement challenges.
Term 3 Share Staff Meeting Team Slides
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Because we believe SHARING I TOHATOHA is fundamentally about people making connections, Karen Ferguson designed this image for us to represent the valued elements of sharing in the world we live in. The quadrants represent WHO we are sharing with, and the familiar words around the outside represent the approach the Manaiakalani programme has taken over a decade or more to elevate the positive when we share online.
In 2019 Educators in the Manaiakalani community of learning were invited to contribute as we explored what Share looks like in the digital age. We also took time to identify and consider the impact Share/Tohatoha has on academic outcomes.
The following documents from our 2019 Staff Meeting are worth reviewing.
Term 2: Creativity Empowers Learners
For Manaiakalani Create/Hanga is built on engagement and empowerment, specifically to meet that foundation goal of the Manaiakalani programme, written back in 2006 to “Motivate our learners to ENGAGE with the curriculum"