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 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 2 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

Karen Ferguson
Tamaki College
New Zealand


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