The practice of teachers is changing.

Alongside an understanding of planning and assessment there is a growing expectation within education to normalise use of Te Reo Maori. 

Under NELP Three: Quality teaching and leadership – quality teaching and leadership make the difference for learners and their whānau learning. 

Priority 5: Meaningfully incorporate te reo Māori and tikanga Māori into the everyday life of the place of learning

Within The Education Sector Logon system I noticed several more tools have been included such as Whiria-Te Ahu o te Reo Māori.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori means the future pathway of te reo Māori – a pathway that seeks to inspire improved te reo Māori proficiency, acquisition and use across the education sector. It also provides opportunities for te reo Māori to be normalised, and Māori identity and culture to be shared and embraced.

As we move towards 2023 and school reevaluate their strategic plans. 

The revamped curriculum has the long view that each student’s ultimate learning success is more important than the covering of particular achievement objectives.

I am interested to see what steps the schools in our Kāhui Ako take in terms of developing Te Reo Māori strategies as they address our Tiriti obligations.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori supports teachers in developing competency in te reo Māori (specifically pronunciation and use of te reo Māori), tikanga Māori and improved understanding of local stories. Check out the 7 levels that can be attained.

The evaluation of the pilot recommends supporting multiple staff to attend Te Reo learning from the same school/centre.

Check out the evaluation on Education Counts.

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