To raise Maori student achievement and cultural visibility.
That 85% of Maori students will achieve NCEA Level 2.
My NCEA DVC Level 2 class of 14 students has 31% Maori students in it.
Last year, I had experimented with some of the tasks being done together in small groups. This was a successful experiment and I received some very good feedback from the students in regard to this.
Mahi tahi and manakitanga are elements that I started the year wanting to include a lot more of. They gave the students last year support and more confidence in their project work.
So far this year my Year 12 students have all joined the class Google Plus Community and have been doing elements of the first project, AS91627, in small groups of two or three. They have been helping each other with the collection of information and it has been a "no man left behind" situation. They have then felt more confident when they have had to produce the individual evidence for the standard. This standard is almost complete at this point and I will feedback on the credit outcomes and what the students thought about it when they have finished.