Thursday 28 August 2014

SOLO & Literacy Teaching Y0-Y13

The learning goal changes, the model of learning can be the same.

This week @annekenn  asked a few NZ educators, including myself, to share how we use SOLO Taxonomy when teaching literacy for a NZ Literacy Online Update. I haven't met the other educators who contributed 'face to face', but enthusiastically follow both @ginnynz01 and @elizmcneill through our awesome NZ PLN on Twitter #EdchatNZ. I do hope to meet them one day soon.

The work NZ educators are doing with using SOLO Taxonomy in classrooms is innovative, thoughtful and has our learners' interests at the heart of all that we do.
Without a shadow of a doubt, I think this is a reflection of the model from whom we have all learnt. 

Thank you, Pam. @arti_choke

I am feeling pretty proud of the resulting post:

As Anne would say.... #Magic :-D


  1. It was great to read about the work New Zealand teachers are doing sharing SOLO Taxonomy with students - and to hear how students are using the model to reflect on their learning outcomes. Thanks for finding time to contribute to this. It is the work you and Liz and Ginny are doing that has helped develop the classroom based approach into such an effective pedagogy.

    Sharing the taxonomy with students and encouraging them to use it as their own model is an initiative that started in NZ classrooms. In the past 12 years it has been continually developed in NZ classrooms by teachers and students. As John Biggs suggested after receiving copies of the latest SOLO Essential Resources books and SOLO Map postcards - "It seems so obvious on seeing this that practising teachers need to do this vital developmental work." All power to the teacher and the work they do with students in schools.

    1. Thanks! We are very fortunate to have you with your knowledge and experience to guide us!

  2. Hi Bridget,
    I loved reading the entries and seeing how SOLO is being used across all school. I look forward to further work coming through from you all. Bridget, I think you have taken to blogging like a duck to water. I am enjoying reading your reflections.

    1. Thank you so much Sonya. I am enjoying connecting with others about their use of SOLO - love that it really can be a bridge between sectors.
      And yes, this 'duck' couldn't resist the 'bread' you strategically placed in the 'pond'! ;-) Thank you!