Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Church Strand Staff meeting

Church Staff Meeting - Term 3, 2014

Meeting date: Tuesday 22 July, 3.15.
1. To reconnect with the theology and curriculum progression behind the Church strand, 
2. To review some relational thinking possibilities, and
3. To agree on some key ideas we want children to understand and deepen as they move through the school.
(We don't have the God strand assessment information yet.  We will share this at the next meeting.)

The highlighted parts are the parts we will put our time into at the meeting.  Everything else should be read and digested beforehand. There will not be time for this in the meeting.  At the meeting there will be time for questions and clarifications of any of the reading or data.  Then we will move on to construct our next step.

Any files containing student information are private to us.  Everything else is public.

1. Create an "end point" for our school leaver of what we would like them to know about the Church
Step 1: read the theology about Church at the beginning of your strand book.
Come to the meeting prepared to discuss any tricky or challenging parts, or share anything you just love about it.

Step 2: At the meeting we will have a look at a Prezi to help us think more about the theology  

Step 3: Have a look at the key learning objectives for each year level: https://docs.google.com/a/stjoseph.school.nz/file/d/0B5kVPCsXjRbYSTM4NTVvN0xYSUE/edit

Step 4: Have a look at an example SOLO relational thinking analysis map for the Church strand: https://docs.google.com/a/stjoseph.school.nz/file/d/0B5kVPCsXjRbYVklmZlVSODA0a00/edit

Step 5: Bring a succinct example to the meeting of something you have done previously with the Church strand that has helped children's learning.

Step 5:  At the meeting we will use all this information to come to agreements on some basic understandings about Church, which can grow with the children.  Even though the basic understandings underpin the teaching and learning, we will still teach the content at our level and use that to access the basic understandings.

Step 6: We will have some discussion about the type of things we could use to assess this understanding.  

Step 7: I will make a test for us based on what we agree and share it in the Google RE folder under Church.

Step 8:  We will agree a date to enter data so that we can come prepared to the next meeting.

FINALLY: Reflect on this process - what do we keep, what do we change?

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