Date
24 May 2024

Planning and monitoring using a team approach

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Identifying needs and strengths, and accessing support’

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Establish a team

Establish a team

Take a team approach to providing responsive support
  • Be guided by the student and their whānau
  • Involve your learning support coordinator and Resource Teacher of Vision
  • Identify and connect with colleagues who have experience teaching students with low vision
  • Consider connecting to external expertise or agencies. 

Gather useful data

Gather useful data

Build a full picture of your student's strengths, needs and preferences. Use this to inform planning.
  • Level of self-esteem and self-advocacy.
  • Ability, confidence and willingness to use technologies.
  • Mobility skills and ability to manage equipment.
  • Awareness of personal needs.
  • Awareness of fatigue and frustration levels.

Take an inquiry approach

Take an inquiry approach

Develop a responsive evidenced-based process of working together that supports students' self advocacy.

  • Support the ākonga and whānau to lead and guide the conversation.
  • Work collaboratively to identify key learning goals, responsibilities and what success would look like.
  • Share concerns, questions, and ideas.
  • Consider ākonga strengths as well as barriers to learning.
  • Identify how solutions or strategies will be implemented, refined and reviewed.
  • Discuss how to assess learning in ways that work for the student.
  • Agree on how to stay in touch and share information.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Assessment for learning

Lading local curriculum guide series on using the right tools and resources to notice and respond to progress across the curriculum.

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Identify needs and how to provide support”:

Return to the guide “Low vision and learning”

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