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The Project-based Pod Journey Update

Whanau Evening #2 On the 4th September, the Project-based Pod learners hosted their second Whanau Evening for the year. The event was well attended by whanau and friends who seemed suitably impressed with what their kids are achieving - apart from one mother but we won't go there!! We also had a couple of teachers… Continue reading The Project-based Pod Journey Update

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Mindlab reflections · Standard 1 · Standard 3 · Standard 5 · WGP Project-based Pod

Pod Teachers on Tour

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, the WGPC Pod teachers visited 2 schools in Christchurch who are doing Project-based learning. It was an intense 2 days where we reflected on what we had seen and the similarities and differences between the schools that we visited and our own situation. On Wednesday, we visited Haeata Community Campus… Continue reading Pod Teachers on Tour

Mindlab reflections · Standard 2 · Standard 3 · Standard 4 · Standard 5 · Standard 6 · Teaching Standards · WGP Project-based Pod

The challenge of NCEA and PBL

The year 11 Project-based Pod is a class that utilises a mash-up of Project-based learning, Agile processes, and Design Thinking. Our teaching is also informed by Hase and Kenyon's writing on Heutagogy/self-determined learning. This class provides flexibility for learners to personalise their learning by choosing what they would like to learn about. They also select… Continue reading The challenge of NCEA and PBL

Mindlab reflections · Standard 1 · Standard 2 · Standard 3 · Standard 4 · Standard 5 · Standard 6 · WGP Project-based Pod

Mini-project review

The year 11 Project-based Pod is a class that utilises a mash-up of Project-based learning, Agile processes and Design Thinking. Our teaching is also informed by Hase and Kenyon's writing on Heutagogy/self-determined learning. This class provides flexibility for learners to personalise their learning by choosing what they would like to learn about. They also select… Continue reading Mini-project review

Mindlab reflections · Standard 2 · Standard 3 · Standard 4 · Standard 5 · Standard 6 · WGP Project-based Pod

Presenting the Projects

The focus of the second half of Term 1 in the Project-based Pod was on presentation. The learners began preparing for the Whanau Evening in week 11 and the Pod teachers created a presentation to show at a Teacher meeting. In week 7 we let the learners know that they would be planning and hosting… Continue reading Presenting the Projects