Newmarket School has a strong culture of teachers as inquirers. Professional learning at the school is underpinned by an inquiry mindset and decisions about the learning technologies used with students are often guided by the outcomes of teacher inquiries. Online professional sharing space TeachMeetNZ is an example of where Newmarket School’s culture of flexible teacher inquiries can lead.
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1. Newmarket School's approach to teaching as inquiry
2. The online professional learning community TeachMeetNZ
3. How connections create new learning opportunities at Newmarket
Teacher inquiries at Newmarket School build on learner motivation and interests as a way of improving student outcomes. They focus on genuine problems of practice and aim to develop teacher capability
TeachMeetNZ connects teachers for professional learning outside their own schools. It grew from a Newmarket teacher's inquiry into professional sharing and helps teachers build professional networks
Newmarket teachers are encouraged to explore different learning technologies and social media connections as they create new learning opportunities in response to identified student needs