Kia ora and welcome to my Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir site.
My name is Karen Ferguson and I work at Tamaki College, where I teach Design and Visual Communication to Year 7 through to Year13.
The focus of my enquiry here is my senior classes doing NCEA.
I have 2 senior classes and they are both mixed levels. One has a mix of NCEA Level 2 and 3, and the other has a mix of NCEA Level 1,2 and 3. What I am looking at is supporting those mixed Levels in one classroom to become more self motivated.
If you have any questions about anything that i share on here, please don't hesitate to contact me using the links at the bottom of the page.

 Term 2: Designing
 This term our focus is on producing design ideas. We will be looking at the skills needed to draw the designs and how the students apply those skills in their NCEA  projects.
The first three lessons this term show the progression from the students learning a skill, consolidating that skill by making their own rewindable resources then using that skill in their own design ideas.
Year 11, 12 and 13 students are learning how to sketch in 3D using isometric grid paper.

The students are creating their own rewindable digital resources to refer to about the skills they have just covered.

This lesson sees the students using the isometric skills learned in the last two lessons on their own design developments.



 Term 1: Settling in to the routines
 This term our focus is on settling into the new routines of coming into a multi-level NCEA classroom. We will do this with a combination of Google sites, calendars  and Google Plus and structured, rewindable tasks.

Ferguson 1
Year 12 and Year13 students come into the class and have two totally seperate things to be getting on with.

Ferguson 2
Year 12 students are on product analysis using SOLO hexagons and Year 13 students are talking about their progress to date.

Ferguson 3
Year 11, 12 and 13 students are all working on Design Elements at the same time so they can appreciate the importance of them across different projects

Ferguson 4
This highlights a series of sessions with Year 11 students as they complete their first assessment.

Karen Ferguson
Tamaki College
New Zealand


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