A series of four powerful and thought-provoking lectures running from March - June

Cost: $40.00 per teacher | $30.00 per student

Season Pass (all four lectures): $110.00 per teacher | $80.00 per student

Read below for information on each lecture, or click HERE to download a flyer to print and share with your team


The thriving and self-driven learner and teacher in March

Presented by Tania Bullick

Last year, at Tania’s lecture in Hamilton and Auckland, we took a look at the theorists and theories that inform our practices today from Montessori, Froebel and Piaget to theories of behaviourism, attachment and development.  This year Tania’s lecture will be looking at contemporary theories that inform our thinking and practices for the 21st century learner.  Drawing on the writings of William Stixrud and Ned Johnson in their books ’The Thriving Child’ and ’The Self-driven Child’, this lecture will explore not only the child as learner but also the teacher as learner and how the wellbeing, belonging, competence and empowerment of each of us is key to quality early childhood education.

Tuesday 19 March, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Papamoa Library, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa


I'm ok, you're ok / Kei te pai ahau, kei te pai koe in April

Presented by Lynn Rupe

Te Whāriki (2017, pg.20) reminds us that, “the wellbeing of each child is interdependent with the wellbeing of their kaiako, parents and whānau.” Bronfenbrenner believed that the quality of the interactions with children is very much  reliant on the caregiver receiving support and recognition.

I’m ok, you’re ok is an opportunity to think about teachers’ wellbeing!  How do we ensure that the teacher (caregiver) receives support and recognition in order for wonderful teaching practice to flourish?  What does teacher wellbeing have to do with children’s wellbeing?  And how can we ensure teachers are OK!  Aroha mai, aroha atu.

Wednesday 17 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Greerton Early Learning Centre, 1 Emmett Street, Greerton


Challenging the myth of ability in May

Presented by Carol Marks

What makes learners more expert? What are some of the expectations and goals of the teachers they are involved with to create an expert learner? What are the links between the deliberate practice of the skills of teaching and leadership and a learning curriculum that enables working theories and learning dispositions to be important learning outcomes within our early childhood settings to help set the foundations for 'expert' learning.

Wednesday 15 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Greerton Early Learning Centre, 1 Emmett Street, Greerton


Not your standard flower…Let’s be extraordinary! in June

Presented by Lorraine Sands

Do you want to work smarter, not harder? Come along to this lecture and find out how you might more effectively and efficiently carry out your internal evaluation, teacher appraisal and teachers certification.  Learn how, with good processes in place, Lorraine’s ECE setting in Tauranga has been given two ‘4’ ratings by ERO….at the same time building a strong and positive culture for all!

Wednesday 12 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Greerton Early Learning Centre, 1 Emmett Street, Greerton


Click here to book your spot now - select your lecture choice at checkout, or attend all four and save!

Just some of the fabulous feedback received from last year's attendees:

"What food for thought. I felt very supported by your lecture. I love your growth mindset and feel empowered by what you shared. You are so easy to listen to and kept my attention, well done. ELP lectures really empower and support my teaching. Thank you".

"Bring back the life' WOW, I love listening to you sharing your views. You get very excited about where we are taking ECE".

"Another brilliant lecture, you spoke of such wonderful ways of engaging with our tamariki. Wow, outstanding team ELP, another meaninful, deep and informative lecture - can't wait for the next one, thank you"