blending educational theory into practice
LEAD LOCAL CURRCIULUM

Local curriculum is about designing rich opportunities and coherent pathways for all learners that are unique to your school. We can facilitate review and design of your local curriculum within the framework of the NZ Curriculum using your learning focused relationships and what works for you. We can provide a specific focus on leading local curriculum through digital technology, science, STEM and social sciences. Our aim is to build teachers confidence and seamlessly integrate across the curriculum ensuring it becomes time effective for teachers and meaningful for students within authentic local contexts.  

LEADING THROUGH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Blend can develop your school's high impact practices to help you design and implement a school curriculum where students can become creative, critical thinkers and designers of technology. As a school we can review the changing nature of technology. With students we can critically view the impacts of technology on our society and solve real life local problems in the community using technology. 

This change will be evident in the school's long term strategic plan, annual plan and charter. 

To get started choose one area of the curriculum to focus on. We can facilitate your review  through questions around the high impact practices in relation to that curriculum area and provide you with next steps working through the Local curriculum toolkit and series handbook.

Make the most of your curriculum -

              integrate high impact practices with the NZ curriculum

LEADING THROUGH BLENDED INQUIRY

Blended inquiry means engaging students effectively across the NZ curriculum in science, social studies, technology and sustainability. It is about planning robust and rigorous inquiries where students are getting hands-on and learning through creating, explaining, comparing, making links through critical thinking and teachers feel confident acting as a guide through the inquiry process. Technology is integrated, classrooms are flipped, students become self managing however they are still carefully scaffolded for success, providing opportunities for deep thinking, use of technology and time to celebrate their learning.

Blend facilitates change through :

LEADING CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERS

HANDS ON TEACHER WORKSHOPS

 

COLLABORATIVE PLANNING SUPPORT

 

BUILDING TEACHER EFFICACY

 

IN-CLASS MODELLING AND SUPPORT

REFLECTIVE SESSIONS WITH TEACHING AS INQUIRY MODELS

LEADING THROUGH SCIENCE AND STEM

Science and STEM provide many options to use the freedom we have within the NZC to engage learners in authentic contexts. So it makes perfect sense to use science and STEM to lead local curriculum. Natural links to other curriculum areas present opportunities to integrate across the learning areas, connecting new knowledge and understanding in a durable manner. As with all the work we do, we look to build teacher confidence using this and the leverage of tools and contexts available to maximise positive outcomes.

Tracey Pacheco

Nicholas Bithell

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Tracey Pacheco 

MOE Accredited  Facilitator 

021444209 

PG DipEd and 15 years classroom teaching experience

BCom in Marketing & International Business

Postgraduate Certificate Digital & Collaborative Learning

PGCE, 20 years classroom teaching experience, experienced HOD Science.

Nick Bithell

MOE Accredited Facilitator

021506820

BSc Hons Experimental Physics

TESSOL Qualified