COLLABORATIVE PLANNING FOR INTEGRATED & LOCALISED CURRICULUM AT YEARS 7-10
Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth, have set a focus on implementing a localised, integrated curriculum across years 7-10.
Teachers across years 7-10, teaching English, Social Studies and Religious Studies came together to plan collaboratively. This is a great opportunity seldom extended to secondary school teachers.
We unpacked the attributes of our ideal student at the end of yr 10, holistically and academically. I facilitated discussion on future-focused education and 21 C skills and how we could harness these in a cross-curricular way. This also included designing rich learning tasks for the students incorporating Digital Technology Curriculum content and skills.
The outcome of this session was the organisation of a Mission Market Day, funds were raised for the Missions of founding sisters (RNDM) of the College. Different classes and subject areas covered different, curriculum-related, aspects of the day. Students became researchers, reporters, photographers and interviewers; all working collaboratively for a very authentic worthy cause.
Context: Market Day
Year levels: 7- 10
Integrated through: literacy, Inquiry, DTHM
Platform: Office 365
Cathy Quigan facilitates PLD with teachers and students all over New Zealand. Having previously been a Digital Technologies teacher, Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge. She is a Mircrosoft Innovative Educator (MIE).