"Talk it. Walk it!"
Welcome to the supported learning "Talk it. Walk it" blog designed just for you!!!
We wanted to have a space to share information with you ... and have you share information with us!!! It's a positive space that we want to see filled with grand ideas, new ideas, solutions, pathways, inspiration, quotes, research and anything else that is a great read and helps us all develop professionally.
It's another new way forward for professional development and building relationships!!!
By Lisa, Aug 16 2017 01:55AM
WOW ... another THREE workbooklets have been released this week to help build important literacy skills. EXPLORE IT focuses on embed skills within modern topics that appeal to teens and young adults - sounds, musics, films, technology, apps etc!!
Click over to the SERIES ONE PLUS page under RESOURCES and browse around EXPLORE IT ... even our SLR staff want to do it!!!
If you want your .pdf copy of the three workbooklets for $45 + gst ... just email me and I will upload them the same day and an invoice will be emailed out separately.
HAVE FUN EXPLORING IT ...
By Lisa, Aug 10 2017 01:49AM
How exciting to release SIX new workbooklets to help student's literacy around :\L1-3 of the curriculm.
READ IT. WRITE IT. SPEAK IT. x3 workbooklets for only $45
RESEARCH & PRESENT IT x3 workbooklets for only $45 ...
Head over to the Series One Plus page to view content outlines and sample pages and just email us if you would like the .pdf emailed to you to download straight away!!!
By Lisa, Aug 3 2017 04:56AM
Many of you will have met the SLR pooches as they bounce around our offices, and sometimes behind us on video conferences trying to see who we are talking to ... and we have a NEW puppy biting around our ankles at the moment!
Our top employee is Alfie, the 4yo spoodle who considers himself Head of Human Resources (his mission in life is to keep us all happy), and he has recently been joined by 16 week old Carter, who is the most lovely of employees!
Carter is super keen to please, will respond to any attention, laughs along with us and never has a bad word to say! We all love having him around and hope that he will take on the Head of Technology role so I can have a little more time up my sleeve.
For now though, we are lucky to have some much needed "pet therapy" in our offices every day!!!
By Lisa, May 11 2017 01:43AM
Our May Madness birthday offers have been going out around NZ in style over the last 11 days with lots of people squeezing money out of budgets now to save themselves a little more to use later in the year!!!
It is my birthday today so it is exciting to share our fabulous 15% off all SLR Science workbooklets with people ordering today ... and I'm looking forward to the fantastic birthday sponge cake that has been made for our afternoon tea!!!
Remember to keep checking emails and/or the For Educators > May Madness page to see what offers are being released each week ... and help us celebrate FIVE fantastic years as a company supporting staff and students (and both Mel and my birrthdays this month!!)
... Time to eat cake now!!
Take care everyone,
Lisa - Director SLR
By Lisa, Mar 1 2017 03:33AM
How exciting! We have just finished our first PD for 2017 with our 10 Steps to our NCEA L1 Numeracy programmes using the SLR NCEA L1 Numeracy Portfolio ... and we are releasing the PD steps into our first flipbook for you to flick through and pick up useful tips.
We will also be putting the booklets up soon in 5x steps (Steps 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10) so you can read them in smaller chunks and discuss strategies with your colleagues.
SLR NCEA L1 Numeracy Portfolio - Steps 1-10 Professional Development
By Lisa, Feb 27 2017 11:22PM
SLR are very excited to offer everyone the NEW SLR Student NCEA Assessment Record Sheet for 2017.
We hope this sheet helps keep track of student progress and overall plans, and it can be used within a subject/department, as a cover on student files, student folders or within IEP's etc.
Just go over to the FREE DOWNLOAD page and select what version you would like to use.
By Lisa, Feb 27 2017 11:18PM
NZQA have released the updates for the previously named domain PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT and updated all unit standards within it to newer versions.
SLR changed all our documents accordingly last week and renamed our files FINANICAL CAPABILITY. Some of the unit standards also had quite big changes within them to reflect the review and it is important to read the new material carefully.
ALL SLR customers who had purchased one of the following assessment packages should have received a new link by email to their google folder with all the updated and customised .dpfs.
* Money Paperworks - NCEA L1
* Money for Life - NCEA L2
* Setting Yourself Up - NCEA L2
* Where to from Here? - NCEA L2
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS A SCHOOL/ORGANISATIONS RESPONSIBILITY TO DELETE PREVIOUS VERSIONS AND ENSURE NEW VERSIONS ARE USED BY ALL STAFF.
By Lisa, Feb 7 2017 10:23PM
For the many schools/organisations using the SLR General Numeracy, you should have been emailed the link to your new updated .pdf's to use for 2017.
We have added in instructions for students, chances for more evidence, more guidelines for staff, new answers and more sample conclusions etc. Make sure you are using .pdfs that have the footer (v3 2017) or Jan 2017 on them to ensure you are providing the most up-to-date material for your students.
We are also aware that many staff who are delivering the portfolio's or working with students on gathering evidence may not be maths specialists, so we are putting together a series of "How-To" sheets and short video clips to help guide everyone towards what NZQA are expecting from your portfolio's.
For those using Masterchef Madness or Fun Fitness Numeracy packs, your updates are on their way very soon.
SLR General Numeracy portfolio pack
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