Learning Conferences (Ako Conferences)

What is an Ako Conference?

Ohoka School holds two Ako Conferences during the year for all students.  

At the beginning of the year teachers,  students and parents meet together to discuss the students learning to date, and any challenges that have existed for the student and to set goals together for the year ahead.

Mid year Ako Conferences are held to discuss progress throughout the year.  These are led by students, as research clearly shows that students owning and leading their learning is the most effective way for them to engage in successful outcomes.

Why so we do things this way?

http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-resources/NZC-Online-blog/Learner-agency
 
Parents are most welcome to make times outside of the above to discuss their child's learning  with the teacher.
Conferences are booked online.  Parents are alerted to the upcoming conferences and are asked to book online for these.

Student-led conferences and three-way conferences / Student self assessment and reflection / Examples and templates / Reporting to parents & whānau / Home - Assessment
http://assessment.tki.org.nz/Reporting-to-parents-whanau/Examples-and-templates/Student-self-assessment-and-reflection/Student-led-conferences-and-three-way-conferences