Link to Manaiakalani Class OnAir to see the whole team.
The direct instruction was split into sections on two different lessons. We looked at the NZQA exemplars for the standard we are working on at the moment.
In this session, we read the exemplars for AS91067 all together and compared what the writing for Not Achieved through to Excellence looks like.
Lesson Topic :- Reading the NZQA Exemplars
Year Group :- Year 11
To be able to read through one of the exemplars from the NZQA website and pull out ad understand some of the key information.
Links with the New Zealand Curriculum
NCEA Level 1 - Curriculum Level 6
Outcome development and evaluation
Critically analyse their own and others’ outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes. Undertake ongoing experimentation and functional modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback and trialling in the physical and social environments. Use the information gained to select, justify, and develop a final outcome. Evaluate this outcome’s fitness for purpose against the brief and justify the evaluation, using feedback from stakeholders.
The students have made a start designing their own seating designs based on the work of the architect of their choice.
They have a lot of information about their chosen architect from the previous standard.
Targeted exemplars in a folder in Google Drive - print these out, one for each student.
We will be continuing with our own design work over the next couple of lessons.
Further in this project
We will be using what we have learned from the exemplars to write notes with our own work. We will then read each other’s work in the same way that we have read the online exemplars.
Reflection and Analysis
What went well.
Lesson Content :- Having the exemplars prepared and printed worked well and really got the students to focus on them
Lesson Pacing :- I think splitting the tasks between two lessons was a good idea as it meant not spending too much of one single lesson doing this and the students were more focussed in the shorter sessions.
Lesson Delivery :- I have not read to my class before so this was a totally new thing for me. I enjoyed it more than I thought. This was helped by the nice reaction of the class.
What still needs work.
Student Understanding :- The were not always clear about when they were reading reasons why design decisions were made. This is definitely something I need to spend more time with them on.
Student Outcomes :- There was not as much talking between the students as I wanted to happen during the highlighting exercise. Hopefully when we do more of this and with our own work, there will be more talk.
Having the exemplars printed out from the whole project made it easier to focus in on particular designs. Typing them out for the students also helped as they did not have to try and read the handwriting on the examples. This made it much easier for them to compare the achievement levels.