It was an AWESOME feeling when I got the email on Friday informing me of #NZreadaloud’s winning of the Interface ‘Teaching with ICT’ award.
I am very proud.
My reason for entering #NZreadaloud into this category is that through the use of ICT we are CONNECTING learners and enabling them to share their understanding of a text.
THIS is where the future of literacy is for me.
I would like to thank ALL the teachers who involved their classes over the year. It is YOUR dedication and belief in the kaupapa which has made #NZreadaloud successful.
I would especially like to thank the leaders of the groups from #NZreadaloud3 – Megan Nelson-Latu, Mark Buckland, Belinda Whyte, Kaehlah Dawson, Stacey Carter, Jemma Thorogood, Karen Hinge, Rachel Moran, and Aimee Davis.
These teachers / friends really took on a big responsibility to ensure their team knew how things were organised.
They led by example.
They embraced the kaupapa of #NZreadaloud.
YOUR passion and commitment is why this has been a success.
Lastly…looking ahead to 2016
I would like to thank Kaehlah, Jemma, Stacey, and Karen who are ALL local teachers and who have put their hand up to LEAD a Year level. All except Karen and myself are doing this with year groups which they do not even teach in.
A HUGE thanks to you all for believing…
and giving up precious time to make the expansion happen!
“Ko te tamaiti te putaki o te kaupapa”
“The kids are at the heart of this kaupapa”