Manaiakalani - Social Sciences
Strategies for enhancing student engagement
Wednesday 4th November
Our last Secondary Connect for 2020, focused on the wonderful work being done in Social Science departments across the country. We heard from Amy Honey and Lauren Taylor from Mairehau High School. Amy and Lauren shared the extensive work they have accomplished and how it has positively aided collaboration across their department. Dot Apelu from Tamaki College shared how she developed relationships with students and whanau during lockdown and provides with an overview of the online tool Miro. Angela Seyb from Greymouth High School talked about the enhanced engagements with her students using digital storytelling and interactive mapping with the online app ARCGIS.
Connecting and collaborating in a Covid world
Tamaki College: Head of Social Sciences
In this presentation Dot shares her rich experiences from the recent lockdown period and how it has influenced her teaching practice. Dot talks about creating, rewindable learning resources, class site design and how she engaged parents to maintain connections with students. Click here to see Dot's slides.
Using Google Sites to enrich learning
Mairehau High School: Learning Team Leader of Social Sciences
Mairehau High School: Assistant LTL of Social Sciences
Amy and Lauren shared the wonderful work they have been doing for the past three years which has led to more collaboration and shared planning with their colleagues. Together they designed a number of class sites that were more accessible and visible for their fellow teachers, their students and whanau.
Digital Story telling and Mapping in the Social Sciences
Greymouth High School:
HOD Social Science 2017-2019, HOD Maths 2020
Angela brings a wealth of experience to her role drawing on her teaching expertise in Social Sciences and Mathematics. Using a creative arts and storytelling approach Angela invites her Year 9 students to make connections with their identity and their local community.