Date
17 June 2019

Trial teaching approaches in an ILE and evaluate their success

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘​Supporting inclusive teaching practice before transitioning into the new space’

Trial new approaches

Trial new approaches

Deputy Principal, Adrienne Simpson shares how Woodend School staff inquired into, and trialled, new approaches prior to moving into new buildings.

Develop collaborative teaching practices

Develop collaborative teaching practices

For many teachers moving from single cell classrooms into a collaborative teaching space requires a significant shift in pedagogy and ways of working.

Provide training and coaching to support high levels of communication, relational skills, and trust.

  1. Start by having pairs of teachers plan together.
  2. Support them in higher-level thinking, not compliance.
  3. Help them to review their process and identify what’s effective – both in their classroom practice and in their relationships during this development.

Source: Easier said than done: Collaborative learning (opens in a new tab/window)

Identify and establish learning programmes

Identify and establish learning programmes

Gabrielle Nuthall explains, establishing The Daily Five literacy programme prior to moving into their ILE provided routine and familiarity for students at Halswell School.

Develop systems for sharing

Develop systems for sharing

Communication between team members, collaborative planning and assessment systems all support a successful ILE at Halswell School.

Build inclusive practice

Build inclusive practice

John Robinson of Onslow College describes what an inclusive environment looks like when the needs of students are understood and met.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Building collaborative teaching as inquiry teams using spirals of inquiry

Read time: 6 min

Publisher: CORE Education

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Website

Differentiation and adaptation

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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File

10 Ideas for 21st century education

Read time: 28 min

Publisher: Innovation Unit

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Next steps

Return to the guide “Planning innovative learning environments (ILEs)”

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