Here are links to stories by BLENNZ teachers about their work alongside learners between 13-18+ years.
The stories usually focus on one aspect of learning. The stories are grouped under the headings of the NZ Curriculum.
- Taking responsibility: a high school student evaluates the best solutions to support learning.
- A secondary student with low vision uses a mobile phone to source and access information.
- A 15 year old student learns to walk again.
- 21-year-old learns to apply makeup.
Using Language Symbols and Text
- Building an understanding of place value using real objects and braille symbols.
- Using real objects and objects of reference to support communication and understanding.
- Recognising symbols in the environment: High school students develop visual literacy skills.
- Assistive Technology solution for high school learner using Braille, audio and large print formats.
- Whole word-signs used in grade-one Braille.
- Year 8 student with low vision uses technology for distance viewing.
- Student with low vision develops skills to travel independently on the bus.
- Teaching the Māori alphabet using Puoro o Te Reo (The Adapted version of the Jolly Phonics Programme to suit the Māori Language).