Today was yet another great day with the girls at South. I will say that Ray, Cath and Sue have done a tremendous job motivating and enthusing staff to take the inquiry learning approach to planning. Last week we used a t-chart to organiser their WHAT, SO WHAT and NOW WHAT ideas. The girls also held a staff meeting that focused on the team's understanding and questions around inquiry.
Today was just a revisit to see what staff at South have accomplished thus far, what further support they require from me and where they intend to go next. I'm looking forward to the time when their planning actually goes to practice!
An activboard demonstration was also held at lunchtime. It's an awesome piece of equipment and compared with the interwrite board, this IWB is New Zealand branded and seems a little more user-friendly. I do so love the use of dual pens and the scroll banner that runs across the top of the IWB.
The 'planning for planning' t-chart I used with the girls that will no doubt come in handy with other schools follows: