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At Te Kete Hono, we know that ensuring every learner makes progress is critical. That's why we provide a comprehensive solution for schools to make it happen. We work with schools to implement the signature practices of effective teaching that ensure progress for every learner.


SchoolTalk helps schools to track learners’ progress, identify gaps and take steps to close them, thus ensuring that every learner makes progress in their learning journey. 

Designed and developed in conjunction with the team at Stonefields School, SchoolTalk is a cutting edge cloud platform, which helps schools implement student agency and supports the consistent use of progressions across all curriculum areas and each school's graduate profile. 

With SchoolTalk, our facilitators walk alongside schools to support implementation, enabling all stakeholders to be aware of what learning looks like and providing the necessary tools to make formative assessment an integral part of the teaching and learning process.

Are you wondering how to implement progressions in line with the new MoE guidelines? 

Would you like to share evidence in a data-informed way?

The team at Te Kete Hono is passionate about providing SchoolTalk to the community of schools in New Zealand. As part of our mission to improve educational outcomes and equity, we are excited to announce SPECIAL TRIAL OFFER of SCHOOLTALK. 

Due to the success of the trial offer in term 2, we are extending the opportunity to allow more schools to experience New Zealand's foremost formative assessment tool. We are excited to walk alongside and support schools through their journey of understanding and engaging with the emerging New Zealand Curriculum refresh (Te Mātaiaho) through our curriculum aligned progressions. We are offering SchoolTalk on a 6-month trial basis, at a very special reduced price of $250 per teacher (minimum of two teachers). 

The trial includes set-up of the basic portal (reading, writing, and maths), two half days of PLD to support implementation (by zoom), four hours of one-on-one coaching (by zoom), and check-ins to maintain momentum. We will also provide you with all digital resources.

SchoolTalk is a system that uses progressions to inform and plan your teaching, and makes it easy to understand the progress of every learner. During the 6-month trial you will be able to upload information for all of your students, and create a gap analysis to identify where each child is at and their next steps. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools who have been thinking about implementing progressions-based changes, and delve deeper into targeted differentiated teaching and fluid grouping. The trial will also enable us to identify how we can support you in a way that best suits the needs of your school. 

If you would like to trial SchoolTalk this year for a very special one-off price, get in touch with us:  

We can’t wait to have you on board! 

The learning tools in SchoolTalk provide scaffolding for teachers who are striving to improve their practice and be more effective as teachers. The software provides access to evidence about each child’s progress so that learning can be designed on a differentiated basis. It frees teachers from some of the more routine aspects of teaching to focus on the higher value practices of designing and delivering rich learning opportunities and observing and evaluating the efficacy of these interventions for each student. 

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