Keep an eye on how we can support you with customised Zoom sessions where you can chat with one of our senior leaders, possible regional visits, special presentations and any upcoming events.
Our successful five year 'no charge' regional sessions commitment ran between 2014-2019. SLR invested over $150 000 towards nationwide PDL, free resources and building networks with schools who wanted to explore more "Success for ALL" options, and as a result, many more schools are investing in themselves and their students to offer options for students needing more support.
We are excited about supporting schools more efficiently and love to share our professional expertise. Instead of bargaining for PDL time and money, just contact us and we will set up a 30min ZOOM session at a time that suits. You can share our screens, have one of the SLR Senior Leaders host the session to answer your questions and flick through our material while asking questions. Quick, smart, online support when you need it.
It is trickier to get the busy SLR team out into regions and schools these days. We often have requests to visit a region to offer support, but with many schools in different stages of development these days, we find in person support is better suited to an online ZOOM session, or when we are in a region for a presentation and we can offer schools free support while there.
When we know we will be in a region, we will post it in the space and ask people to contact us to see if there is interest in offering a free session to share knowledge.
Remember ... we are always just a phone call (0211001342) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) away. If you want to chat, just let us know when and how to contact you and one of the development team will call.
how to contact us
how to ORDER
Just email or call us with the titles you want to order and we will do the rest. If you have an order number or accounts person, let us know with the titles. We then upload all your files, email you the link and email an invoice to pass on.
Just nip over to the FAQ page to look through some common questions or check out the key questions table here --->
KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES
What makes supporting learning resources different?
Why do supporting learning resources appeal to so many schools and staff?
Because they are simple, affordable, flexible and make sense! SLR has a range of workbooklets that can be mixed and matched to support subjects, focus on skills or meet an individual need of a student. These can be used as stand-alone booklets, or build skills together to create themes. SLR also offers a range of NCEA L1 and L2 assessment options to make sure the booklets have a pathway and that students who need support are offered the chance to gain credits like their peers, in formats that are visual, focused and practical. Booklets are a one-off $45 for the .pdf which can be used over and over again within a school, and NCEA packages also have a free update when versions are reviewed ... a great return on your investment.
How do we decide what material to develop?
Everything we write or design comes from requests to look into areas that are lacking appropriate resources. We survey schools and meet regional staff to establish a demand, and work with curriclum documents to link ideas, resources, styles and topics. The SLR Social Studies, Science and One Plus booklets are great examples of "need-driven" development to support subject and curriculums with topical material.
Can supporting learning material be used digitally?
Of course. Every time we upload an order, we add a reminder that SLR material is either best used with a .pdf writer or as printed material. The .pdf writer ensures the SLR quality and formatting remains the same so as not to confuse students, that images, spaces for typing/writing, activities are not changed and students can add text, draw lines, add pics, highlight, checklist etc. We even have a document you can download to get some ideas.
How are supporting learning assessments marked for NCEA?
The same way most subjects mark! A school normally has NZQA "consent to assess" the supported learning, tikanga or core generic domains, which means you are good to go! We often suggest the person working closest to the student is the "marker" or assessor as they are most familiar with what a student is thinking and how they have answered. This could be a TA/LA or class teacher. They check each task and answer has been completed (if something is missing, it will be a not-achieved as an evidence requirement or performance criteria will not have been met). They check it is legible, evidence is attached where asked for (this may be a photo, recording, brochure, artwork, notes etc.), that the assessor checklist at the front of the candidate material has been completed and the assessment result box at the back has been signed.
How can I order a SLR booklet or assessment package?
Simply email us the title you want or give us a call and we will do the rest within hours! If you have an order number include it, but if not, we still email out the invoice to you for you to pass along to your finance team within the 30 day payment period.
We will keep adding news, ideas, updates where you can find them ... on our SLR Blog