Kāhui Ako Achievement Challenge 5: Improve the achievement of students with additional needs in the learning areas of English/ key competency using symbols, languages and texts.
My Inquiry Problem/ Challenge: Children living in a digital world, where key competencies are essential, require ubiquitous access to cybersmart scaffolds and resources which are not currently available.
In our CoL meeting last week, Dr Aaron Wilson talked about valued learning outcomes. These are not always easy to measure but are things which we see as of value in our community (that is, at school and the wider world). When thinking about my inquiry into the cybersmart curriculum, I realised that a lot of the measures which I am going to be using are going to be based on valued learning outcomes. That is, I am not going to be able to use readily available data like PAT data, running records and e-asttle data which is often analysed for reading and writing.
Some generic valued learning outcomes which will be useful to explore in my inquiry:
- Key competencies, in particular thinking; relating to others; understanding symbols, languages and texts and managing self.
- Affective outcomes, particularly around attitudes and beliefs.
- Prior knowledge
Some more specific valued learning outcomes which will be useful to explore in my inquiry:
- Prior knowledge and common sense that children hold about relating to others online.
- Prior knowledge and common sense that children hold about managing themselves online.
- Being able to think critically if children find themselves in a different or new situation online.
- Being able to navigate through the digital world of the internet.
- Being able to respond in a kind and thoughtful way to others online.
- Being able to leave a clean digital footprint - i.e. how you portray yourself publicly.