Blended Student Inquiry
Teachers scaffold students to success, Students get hands on with learning
At Blend Learning, we believe that the best way for students to learn is by DOING. That’s why we’ve created a unique blended inquiry model that encourages students to think critically and creatively within the curriculum contexts. Our guided integrated inquiry approach allows students to experience immersive and in-depth learning across a broad range of curriculum. Through our inquiry model, students are taught how to critically think about their learning and share learning in engaging ways.
Students are engaged through hands-on relevant learning as teachers scaffold students. One of the most important advantages is time saved through integration when dealing with a very full curriculum as inquiries look to connect to science, social sciences, history and digital technology.
Blend Learning is a member of the Ministry of Education PLD Provider Panel. Contact us to support you with your application for MOE Regionally Allocated PLD or talk to us about our support packages in this area.
USING A DIGITAL LENS
A local curriculum lens where students can become creative, critical thinkers and designers of technology.
We support teachers to plan inquiries where students can become problem finders and innovative problem solvers using digital technology. Utilising the design thinking process, teachers and students develop their confidence as potential creators of digital technology that solve real life, local problems in your community.
USING A HISTORIES LENS
A local curriculum lens where students learn how to participate and take action as critical informed and responsible citizens.
We support teachers to plan inquiries that connect them to the history of local people, places and stories. This contributes to students sense of self and builds relationships with people and land. Through exploring different perspectives and experiences you can ensure Te Ao Maori and Pūrākau are incorporated into your local curriculum.
USING A SCIENCE LENS
A local curriculum lens where students investigate their world, and apply their new knowledge.
We support teachers to plan inquiries where students are supported to ask questions and answer for themselves by gathering and using evidence. This might be to let us know what is happening in this place. Is papatūānuku just surviving or thriving? What can we do to help?We use science to explore our world and the actions we can take.
ONE DAY INQUIRY PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Refresh or develop your student inquiry process and planning template so it prioritises critical thinking and collaboration.
4 DAY TERM PLANNING
We work with you over the year to plan rich and engaging inquiries for your students across the breadth of the curriculum. One plan per team per term.
Please get in touch to apply for MOE RAPLD or to tailor a package to suit your school needs.
WHAT SCHOOLS SAY
What a pleasure working with highly knowledgeable and skilled leaders who are well organised, are dedicated to building relationships and support teachers to make changes to their practice so our learners get optimum learning opportunities.
Facilitators that are responsive to our needs and have the in-depth pedagogical and curriculum knowledge that our kura needs. We have noticed a broadening of our children’s knowledge and appreciation of their local environment as our concept planning reflects our local curriculum.
Our teachers are so engaged in the Science PLD. They are given the practical tools to really get hands on with science. Blend Learning always provide authentic links to local curriculum with a Mātāuranga Māori Lens and make PLD relevant to our curriculum and classrooms.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC KĀHUI AKO
Blend Learning's facilitation style is extremely effective as skilled collaborators. Each of our schools received personalised development and experienced successful outcomes with the Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum.