When approaching school-based curriculum design the involvement of your school community is crucial.
NZC Online recently asked questions through social media about where we could help schools with school-based curriculum design and community engagement. At the heart of all your responses were questions around implementation, sustainability, and longevity.
This blog highlights stories from New Zealand schools as an impetus for discussion in your school context. Resources and ideas are provided to help you explore implementation, sustainability, and longevity of your school community engagement.
We would love your comments, experiences and feedback.
Phase 2 of this project we co-ran an #edchat to explore community engagement and curriculum design.
We have created a new section which captures the thoughts and responses from this chat to further help schools to connect and collaborate with their communities when designing their local curriculum. It includes seven Q and A posts which offer teacher voice, schools stories, reflective questions, and links to further conversations and support.
Question 3 - live this Friday
Wow thanks for this Catriona, these are very relevant resources and conversations - considering the current new round of BOT elections etc. Having these examples of school communities (students, parents, whānau) engaged in curriculum design is really valuable. It also models a democratic way to gather a collective voice .
I personally would like to see/hear about successful strategies to encourage participation from students and whānau (beyond informing, beyond the BOT), so that negotiation/collaboration can lead to a co-constructed, responsive curriculum - one that everyone can take ownership of.
We're lucky to have some nice examples of this in the following stories from Te Toi Tupu too.
Question 3 is now live
Question 4 will be live this Friday