March 28, 2022
We posted on our IPC Entry Point and all the exciting things happening in the classrooms. The next stage of learning with IPC is the Knowledge Harvest.
With all the information gathered from the students, CHIS teachers have started using the prior knowledge shared to use as a guide with their teaching approach, resources, scaffolding and grouping. Our teachers have started planning for intervention where necessary with the support from other teams like the EAL and Learning Pathway team.
The Knowledge Harvest reveals the need for curriculum compacting which is a technique for differentiating instruction that allows teachers to adjust units, such as not repeating content that children already confidently know. Equally the Knowledge Harvest indicates the revision needed of expected previous learning which has not yet been consolidated in the learners’ long-term memory.
As you would have received our ‘Explaining the Theme’ flyers, the teachers have also shared them with their students in class to help them make the connection between the learning that will take place and previous learning.
This is why the Knowledge Harvest and Explaining the Theme are such an important part of our IPC units as they help children make connections between what they already know and what they are going to learn.
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