In an effective reporting process, the Ministry of Education states that information sharing is guided by the following:
1. Ako - describing and exampling the teaching and learning relationship in everyday examples.
2. Focus and coverage across the curriculum to give real learning context to progress and achievement.
3. Foundations for learning - Information shared is clear about a students understanding and skills.
4. Student responsibility - Reporting involves and benefits student's by exampling the process of progress and achievement from both the teacher and the student.
5. Motivation - Information is deliberately designed to enhance student, parent and whānau motivation and engagement.
6. Using Technology to engage and support and engage students' further learning.
Using Seesaw gives us a process that gives respect to these guiding principles and best examples the learning progress and achievement for each student across the curriculum. It demonstrates, in real time, learning that can't be summed up on a piece of paper. These journal entries will contain both picture and written content that is crafted by your child's teacher or teachers from within their learning group.
A typical 2016 End of Year Report post will include the following:
The Report posts will form part of your child's timeline from the end of October until the end of the year. These will be shared with you via your child's seesaw account which has been set to be private to you and your child. All supporting comments in any journal entry will provide the specific curriculum context that enriches the skills being displayed, and will demonstrate progress and achievement towards the appropriate Curriculum Level expectation which form the basis for the National Standards statements.
If you have any questions about this process please approach your child's homeroom, teaching team, team leader, or any member of the senior leadership team.