Long time, no read.
I have recently had baby number two - Malachi, who is now 7 months old. This time around I took on the challenge of being the stay at home parent for the year, as my partner Sam stayed home with Murdoch. While I am enjoying this break out of the classroom - I am still dabbling in a few projects to keep myself up to date with what is going on in Education, to keep in touch with colleagues, and a bit of pocket money - it's a hard knock life these days!
My most recent work has been with the Pasifika Early Literacy Project, which aims to familiarise classroom teachers of Year 0-2 students with the dual language texts developed by an amazing team of people, including Rae Si'ilata - our project leader.
You may be familiar with me writing about Rae before, as I have also facilitated for the Pasifika Teacher Aides project - last year and this year.
If you have been following my teaching journey, you will know how passionate I am about culturally responsive practice, bilingualism and biliteracy and raising the achievement outcomes of Māori and Pasifika students in New Zealand. Therefore, it was a no brainer that I would sign up to participate in the PELP project when Rae asked.
I got a bit of time in workshop two to show some of the theories and underlying principals of PELP in action. Here is a slide featuring those videos. It was actually a great task for me to do - to collate some of these videos into one space.
If some of the videos are not playing from here, try this link.