On Tuesday 7th November a group of 12 teachers from 6 schools met at Remuera Intermediate School to ‘Talk Technology’; connect with people who have a passion for teaching Technology and discuss topics relevant to the transition of technology learning across all year levels. This was the culmination of a 2017 inquiry by Sonja Potter (ISL at RIS) into the transition of the Technology curriculum, and related elements, from primary to intermediate to secondary.
Looking ahead to 2018, the goal of this inquiry is to build a network of teachers of technology who meet on a regular basis to;
- share successful pedagogies in Technology
- collaborate on elements of the Teacher Agency initiative, in addition to targeted aspects of Technology teaching and learning
- develop a programme of learning for students which offers a smooth pathway where student engagement is maintained as they move from school to school.