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By Lisa, May 29 2019 11:01PM

The SLR story behind NCEA L1 package I'M IMPORTANT TOO - US29300 - maintain hauora - personal health & wellbeing:


Years ago one of our colleagues had a Year 11 PE class of 34 with at least 12 students not achieving credits due to the complex literacy in assessments and the learning challenges they faced every day. These students loved PE, needed to take time to be active during their school day, knew a lot of knowledge but they were struggling to access the NCEA L1 PE/Health achievement standards like their peers for a variety of recognised reasons.


So in 2013, we wrote the original SLR Fun Fitness package to offer NCEA L1 credits at the right level for these students who needed support with their learning about basic body anatomy, health/hygiene while still enjoying participating in leisure activities. Very quickly, those 12 students became more engaged, were positively participating and started achieving NCEA L1 credits because the material was at the right level for them and in a visual/active format that made sense ... and they were getting recognition for their skills and knowledge just like their peers.


That same SLR package was then also used with a selected group of Year 10-11 students in a learning support programme who were doing a health unit focusing on personal wellbeing and developing valuable life skills. These students needed tasks they could work through at their own pace, concepts to talk about, apply to their own needs and situations and link tasks to the activities they were involved in in their local community. That first year, three more students with high and complex needs in the SEN complex at the school and two more selected students with learning difficulties in an alternative education programme working offsite with tutors achieved their first NCEA L1 credits and went onto completing more Supported Learning packages. For more than five years this school has been promoting and showcasing the inclusive "success for all" ethos by offering "the right material, at the right time, to the right student".


The SLR Fun Fitness package has now been developed even further in the new suite of NZQA Supported Learning unit standards. US29300 (4 credits) focuses on "maintaining hauora - personal health & wellbeing" which keeps many of the successful Fun Fitness tasks, but also extends some of the wellbeing tasks to focus on modern day demands young people face.



Have a look through the following SLR outline for the fourth package we are outlining called I'M IMPORTANT TOO showing how students can gain recognition and achieve NCEA Level 1 credits by having the right material at the right time for the right student.


I'M IMPORTANT TOO (US29300): Maintain hauora - personal health & wellbeing (4 credits)


Content Outline:


Hauora – well-being overview

About Our Bodies (optional)

Fitness & leisure activities

Diet and food options

Hygiene

Sexual Health & sexuality

Hauora/well-being strategies

By Lisa, May 22 2019 10:46PM

The NEW suite of Supported Learning unit standards will help recognise even more student skills and knowledge and can be applied in a range of meaningful and valuable contexts for students needing support with their learning. Each week SLR want to focus on a different standard and package from the new suite and give you more details than we have on our website. If you can't view this, download the .pdf information sheet attached and head over to our website to view even more sample pages (SLR new suite of Supported Learning packages)


Meanwhile, have a look through the following SLR outline for the third package we are outlining called THE WORLD TODAY (.pdf attached) showing how students can gain recognition and achieve NCEA Level 1 credits by having the right material at the right time for the right student. If you can't see the images below, please download the attached .pdf outline.


FOCUS ON: THE WORLD TODAY (US29301): Demonstrate strategies for personal safety (4 credits)


THE WORLD TODAY works through a range of activities that help students think about how we can all keep safe in the world today. The unit works through tasks about personal safety, cyber safety, road safety, community safety, injuries and illnesses, hazards and disasters and finally, keeping our money safe. It also makes us think about strategies when we are in situations that may be unsafe and strategies that can help keep others safe.


Content Outline:


Cyber safety

Personal safety

Community Safety

Water safety

Hazards & disasters

Road & environment safety

Financial safety (money)

Injuries & Illnesses

By Lisa, May 20 2019 12:08AM

The NEW suite of Supported Learning unit standards will help recognise even more student skills and knowledge and can be applied in a range of meaningful and valuable contexts for students needing support with their learning. Each week SLR want to focus on a different standard and package from the new suite and give you more details than we have on our website. If you can't view this, download the .pdf information sheet attached and head over to our website to view even more sample pages (SLR new suite of Supported Learning packages)


Meanwhile, have a look through the following SLR outline for the second package we are outlining called KNOW OUR PLACE (.pdf attached) showing how targeted students can gain recognition and achieve NCEA Level 1 credits by having the right material at the right time for the right student.


FOCUS ON: KNOW OUR PLACE (US29304): Describe elements of our culture, basic rights & resposnibilities of a citizen of Aotearoa (4 credits)


KNOW OUR PLACE is an important theme that works through a range of tasks that help students identify with being a citizen of Aotearoa. This theme cover a student’s own culture outlining their family history and cultural practices, as well as showing how they understand their basic human rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand. It is filled with useful social and thinking skills about NZ laws, environment & culture.


Content Outline:


• Own culture – family/whakapapa

• Own culture – cultural practices

• Basic human rights

• Responsibilities

• Laws and rules in NZ

• Bicultural practices

• Environment in NZ


Head over to the assessments > new Supported Learning page to see samples and more packages. ... http://www.supportedlearning.com/?use_flash=1#/new-ncea-l1-supported-learning/4593944974




By Lisa, May 9 2019 11:24PM

The NEW suite of Supported Learning unit standards will help recognise even more student skills and knowledge and can be applied in a range of meaningful and valuable contexts for students needing support with their learning. Each week SLR want to focus on a different standard and package from the new suite and give you more details than we have on our website. If you can't view this, download the .pdf information sheet attached and head over to our website to view even more sample pages (SLR new suite of Supported Learning packages)




Meanwhile, have a look through the following SLR outline for the first package we are outlining called COMMUNICATE WITH ME (.pdf attached) showing how targeted students can gain recognition and achieve NCEA Level 1 credits by having the right material at the right time for the right student.






FOCUS ON: COMMUNICATE WITH ME (US29302): Demonstrate interpersonal skills in familiar contexts (4 credits)



COMMUNICATE WITH ME works through a range of skills students use when they interact with people familiar to them. The familiar contexts could be chatting to their friends, family, colleagues, coaches or in more formal interviews, meetings, planning sessions etc.


When we interact with people, we use a range of interpersonal skills to communicate messages, offer feedback, share ideas, solve problems or negotiate and all of these skills are presented in fun, active, visual and engaging tasks.


Content Outline:


Interpersonal communication

Familiar people

Speaking & listening skills

Feedback skills

Communicate without words

1:1 situations

Small group situations

Resolving conflict

Problem solving

Negotiating


Head over to the assessments > new Supported Learning page to see samples and more packages. ... http://www.supportedlearning.com/?use_flash=1#/new-ncea-l1-supported-learning/4593944974

By Lisa, May 9 2019 11:24PM

The NEW suite of Supported Learning unit standards will help recognise even more student skills and knowledge and can be applied in a range of meaningful and valuable contexts for students needing support with their learning. Each week SLR want to focus on a different standard and package from the new suite and give you more details than we have on our website. If you can't view this, download the .pdf information sheet attached and head over to our website to view even more sample pages (SLR new suite of Supported Learning packages)




Meanwhile, have a look through the following SLR outline for the first package we are outlining called COMMUNICATE WITH ME (.pdf attached) showing how targeted students can gain recognition and achieve NCEA Level 1 credits by having the right material at the right time for the right student.






FOCUS ON: COMMUNICATE WITH ME (US29302): Demonstrate interpersonal skills in familiar contexts (4 credits)



COMMUNICATE WITH ME works through a range of skills students use when they interact with people familiar to them. The familiar contexts could be chatting to their friends, family, colleagues, coaches or in more formal interviews, meetings, planning sessions etc.


When we interact with people, we use a range of interpersonal skills to communicate messages, offer feedback, share ideas, solve problems or negotiate and all of these skills are presented in fun, active, visual and engaging tasks.


Content Outline:


Interpersonal communication

Familiar people

Speaking & listening skills

Feedback skills

Communicate without words

1:1 situations

Small group situations

Resolving conflict

Problem solving

Negotiating


Head over to the assessments > new Supported Learning page to see samples and more packages. ... http://www.supportedlearning.com/?use_flash=1#/new-ncea-l1-supported-learning/4593944974

By Lisa, May 6 2019 11:23PM

Term 2-3 2019 is going to be an EXCITING time for Supporting Learning.


For our many students who may find areas of learning challenging through a learning or intellectual disability or need adapated programmes, NZQA have devised a new suite of NCEA L1 Supported Learning standards to replace the original suite which expires this year.


While we released our material and programmes for these new standards last year and many schools starting using it straight away, with the expiry date of the original suite fast approaching (31 Dec 2019) it is time to seriously think about how programmes and options for your students will look from 2020.


We will be doing a promo for each new pacakge throughout Terms 2-3 so you are familiar and confident about your own options for staff and the exciting opportunities ahead for students. Look out for emails starting Week Two Term Two.


If you are not on our email list, just email us on info@supportedlearning.com (Subject: Please add my email) and you will receive all the information, sample pages, special discounts and our guidance.


Lisa



By Lisa, Jun 1 2018 02:17AM

We are so pleased to be releasing the first workbooklets in our Supporting Learning Social Studies range, ready for delivering in NZ secondary or alternative classrooms.


The booklets are filled with easy to deliver tasks, relevant skills and link into key L1-4 content outlined as crucial for learners in the NZ Social Studies curriclum.


You will see key literacy, numeracy, thinking and social skills embedded throughout engaging and practical tasks ... all in the same style as our other successful workbooklets.


Head along to the Social Studies webpage under "WORKBOOKLETS" to view themes, contents, outlines and sample pages. To order a $45 .pdf workbooklet (which you can use as many times as you like!) just email Sam on info@supportedlearning.com.


Lisa

By Lisa, Dec 4 2017 04:15AM

FINALLY THE DAY HAS ARRIVED!!!!!


After a fantastic preview session with some Auckland schools and RTLB Cluster 13 last week... we have great pleasure in going LIVE with the whole suite of new supported learning assessment packages ready for 2018!


Head over to the assessment section and go to the drop down NEW Supported Learning and broswe away over the summer!


What exciting times ahead supporting all our learners to get recognition and achieve NCEA L1 credits for their skills and knowledge!

Supporting Learning NEWS!