Assessment for Learning

Overview

Enhancing the way assessment is used in the classroom promotes learning and wellbeing, and informs local curriculum design, raising progress and achievement for ākonga and students. Assessment for learning is about developing the capabilities to design and use assessment for its core purpose, to support further learning.

It involves the focused and timely gathering, analysis, interpretation, and use of information that can provide evidence of ākonga progress. The practice of assessment for learning works best when ākonga and their whānau are active participants in conversations about learner strengths and progress, including:
- what is being learned
- how the learning connects to their lives the next steps in their learning
- how they can contribute to and support the construction of meaningful learning pathways.  

The assessment information is used to celebrate progress and strengths, design next learning opportunities, adjust strategies and identify additional support needs early.

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Ngā Kaiwhakaruruhau | Our Facilitators

Marian Pearce

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Marian Pearce

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Marian is an experienced teacher and PLD facilitator who thrives on supporting schools to develop their own high quality Te Ao Māori learning experiences and programs.

Sharron Fabish

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Sharron Fabish

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Sharron has facilitated professional learning and development in English and Māori-medium primary and secondary schools with leaders, teachers and whānau. She specialises in Te Reo Māori, culturally responsive and relational pedagogy as well as student learning and achievement, in particular for Māori learners. Sharron works in the Ahuriri and Heretaunga regions.

Rewa Paewai

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Rewa Paewai

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Rewa is an experienced Te Reo Māori PLD facilitator (English medium) supporting primary and secondary teachers to plan and deliver quality te reo Māori programmes. Rewa has expertise in second language acquisition, formative and summative assessment practices, NCEA and culturally sustaining pedagogy.

Chris Lowman

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Chris Lowman

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Chris has worked in the teaching profession since 1969 in the role of teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal and Resource Teacher of Māori. Chris facilitates PLD for teachers in Māori Medium settings in teaching oral language, Deliberate Acts of Language Learning (DALLs), the implementation of sequenced scaffolded language programmes across the curriculum, the development of programmes which optimise learners’ language transfer strategies, and bilingualism/biliteracy and language learning.

Ana Pipi

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Ana Pipi

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Ana has many years of experience in professional development for Māori Medium kaiako in pāngarau using inquiry processes. This includes design and facilitation of pāngarau programmes to support student success in pāngarau, involving collaboration with classroom kaiako, pāngarau lead teachers and whānau. Ana works across Te Tai Tokerau region.

Bruce Taplin

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Bruce Taplin

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Bruce is an accredited Māori Medium Facilitator and specialises in Pāngarau. He works with Pāngarau planning/programmes in TKKM, rumaki reo, reo rua and mainstream kura, as well as delivery of Pāngarau programmes to whole class and small groups, student data analysis, and design and delivery of accelerated learning activities.

Dr. Lisa Watson

Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Dr. Lisa Watson

Kaiwhakaruruhau

Lisa is an experienced teacher and professional development facilitator with a working knowledge of implementing key Ministry of Education strategies and policies for supporting Māori student achievement such as; Ka Hikitia, Tātaiako, Hautū and Te Aho Arataki Marau (Te Reo Māori in English Medium Schools). Lisa works across Te Tai Tokerau region.

Martin Turner

Programme Manager/Facilitator
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Martin Turner

Programme Manager/Facilitator

Martin is a Programme Manager for our Tui Tuia | Learning Circle Reading Recovery and Accelerated Learning in Literacy contracts with the Ministry of Education, delivering professional learning and development to schools in the Northern and Central South Ministry regions. 

We have expert facilitators in these areas who can help create a tailored professional development plan to meet the unique needs of your school or kura.
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