Workshops that encourage, inspire and empower

 

 

 

 

                                        

PROGRAMME:

10:00am: Welcome and Keynote 

10:30-12:30: Workshop Session One

12:30-1:30: Lunch break

1:30-3:30: Workshop Session Two

3:30-3:45: Poroporaki

Click here to download a flyer for printing

Early-Bird Price: $100.00 per teacher

Workshops will explore ideas around curriculum, assessment, planning, Te Whatu Pōkeka and Te Titiriti-based practice. Using these practices, we hold the child, their family and whānau firmly at the centre of everything, while honouring their contributions as a basis for the design of a local curriculum for your individual setting.

Session One – attendees to pick one workshop from the following options:

Workshop 1: Learning Stories as a Reflective Lens for Te Tiriti-based Practice

Kotahi te Kākano, he nui ngāhua o te rākau

A Tree comes from one seed but bears many fruit

Presented by Tania Bullick

This workshop will explore the ways that individual and teams of teachers can broaden their understanding of Te Tiriti based Practices and bicultural development using Learning Stories as a vehicle for reflection and growth.  Drawing on the Learning Story and Te Whatu Pōkeka frameworks, and drawing on the assumption that children’s contributions grow a unique local curriculum, participants will reflect on their connections with and knowledge of the children, families and whānau within their setting as a foundation for further developing Te Tiriti-based practice within their curriculum design and planning. 

Workshop 2: Matanga Kairāranga/ Expert Weaver

Presented by Lynn Rupe

Te Whāriki 2017 says, “the expert weaver will examine the foundations for planning and technique. If these are sound, the quality will be seen on the face-up side.” During this workshop we will delve into Te Whāriki 2017 and consider what you would weave into your local curriculum to create an whāriki worthy of an expert weaver. What does Te Whāriki 2017 inspire you to weave?

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to think about your local curriculum and decide was is valuable for children’s learning. Also you will ask yourself the question what makes an expert weaver? At the end of the workshop you will have a woven whāriki representing the foundations of learning for children - foundations that will support children for lifelong learning.

Workshop 3: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks.”- John Muir, 19 July 1877

Presented by Michelle Flower

Biophilia is our innate biological connection with nature. It helps explain why roaring fires and lapping waves captivate us; why being in a garden can enhance our creativity; why shadows and heights instil fascination; and why animal companions and strolling through a park have healing effects.

In this workshop we will look at the design considerations that support the relationships between children and nature in early childhood settings. Let’s create spaces that are inspirational, restorative and healthy, as well as functional. Environments that nurture a love of place, where curiosity, courage and wonder thrive.

Workshop 4: Not your standard flower…Let’s be extraordinary!

Presented by Lorraine Sands

We know that when children build their ideas about risk and challenge, they start from where they feel comfortable, then stretch the edges of their competence. They practice. It is when they are crew members rather than passengers that children ramp up their capacity for learning; adventurous learning that relies on a growing sense of fair mindedness and on curiosity and determination to stretch learning to the edge and beyond with and alongside their friends. And this is true for teachers too!! When teachers feel empowered to contribute their own passions, energies and spirits to their learning and teaching community and truly feel listened to, they ramp up their contributions. It is when we feel judged that we shrink away from contributing with whole hearted energy!

This was behind our focus and determination to make the professional work we do exciting, meaningful, and practical. Possible, in ways that would see us stretching our learning and teaching, with contextual evidence that acted as the trace of our professional lives. So, what about empowerment for teachers? What about strength based learning for teachers? And what might this look like inside internal evaluation, teacher appraisal and teacher certification?

Session Two – attendees to pick one workshop from the following options:

Workshop 1: Learning Stories as a Reflective Lens for Te Tiriti-based Practice (repeated from Session One)

Kotahi te Kākano, he nui ngāhua o te rākau

A Tree comes from one seed but bears many fruit

Presented by Tania Bullick

This workshop will explore the ways that individual and teams of teachers can broaden their understanding of Te Tiriti based Practices and bicultural development using Learning Stories as a vehicle for reflection and growth.  Drawing on the Learning Story and Te Whatu Pōkeka frameworks, and drawing on the assumption that children’s contributions grow a unique local curriculum, participants will reflect on their connections with and knowledge of the children, families and whānau within their setting as a foundation for further developing Te Tiriti-based practice within their curriculum design and planning. 

Workshop 2: Kei Te Whai Whakaaro/Tinkering with Ideas

Presented by Lynn Rupe

Come prepared to tinker!!!! The morning provides time to tinker with both your hands and your thoughts. As children and teachers tinker with ideas they build their crea+ve muscle and a sense of camaraderie. Learning should not be emotionally flat - what can help us as teachers to make learning come alive? We will look at the ideas from Simon Nicholson’s Theory of Loose Parts, Gever Tulley’s Tinkering School and Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power to consider how we support children’s holistic learning inside the Te Whāriki framework.

As you tinker you will be challenged to think about the big question of 21st Century learning and what is different from the last 100 years. Neither teaching nor learning should be emotionally flat and when teachers connect with their own passions, sense of wonderment, awe, creativity and strengths, then learning becomes deeply engaging for everyone.

Workshop 3: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks.”- John Muir, 19 July 1877 (repeated from Session One)

Presented by Michelle Flower

Biophilia is our innate biological connection with nature. It helps explain why roaring fires and lapping waves captivate us; why being in a garden can enhance our creativity; why shadows and heights instill fascination; and why animal companions and strolling through a park have healing effects.

In this workshop we will look at the design considerations that support the relationships between children and nature in early childhood settings. Let’s create spaces that are inspirational, restorative and healthy, as well as functional. Environments that nurture a love of place, where curiosity, courage and wonder thrive.

Workshop 4: Not your standard flower…Let’s be extraordinary(repeated from Session One)

Presented by Lorraine Sands

We know that when children build their ideas about risk and challenge, they start from where they feel comfortable, then stretch the edges of their competence. They practice. It is when they are crew members rather than passengers that children ramp up their capacity for learning; adventurous learning that relies on a growing sense of fair mindedness and on curiosity and determination to stretch learning to the edge and beyond with and alongside their friends. And this is true for teachers too!! When teachers feel empowered to contribute their own passions, energies and spirits to their learning and teaching community and truly feel listened to, they ramp up their contributions. It is when we feel judged that we shrink away from contributing with whole hearted energy!

This was behind our focus and determination to make the professional work we do exciting, meaningful, and practical. Possible, in ways that would see us stretching our learning and teaching, with contextual evidence that acted as the trace of our professional lives. So, what about empowerment for teachers? What about strength based learning for teachers? And what might this look like inside internal evaluation, teacher appraisal and teacher certification?

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!

 

 

DESIGNING YOUR CURRICULUM

Lynn Rupe and Tania Bullick are coming to the South Island in April 2019!

Workshops will explore ideas around curriculum, assessment, planning, Te Whatu Pōkeka and Te Titiriti-based practice.

Using these practices, we hold the child, their family and whānau firmly at the centre of everything, while honouring their contributions as a basis for the design of a local curriculum for your individual setting.

There will be a choice of two workshops, repeated over two session times so you can attend one or both.


Early-bird Price (for bookings made before 31 January 2019)

$55.00 per workshop

$100.00 for the same person to attend both workshops

Click here to download a flyer for printing

QUEENSTOWN
Monday 1 April
4:00pm-6:00pm and again from 6:30pm-8:30pm

INVERCARGILL
Tuesday 2 April
4:00pm-6:00pm and again from 6:30pm-8:30pm

DUNEDIN
Wednesday 3 April
4:00pm-6:00pm and again from 6:30pm-8:30pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Thursday 4 April
6:00pm-8:00pm only

Venues to be confirmed

                                        

Workshop options:

Workshop 1: Learning Stories as a Reflective Lens for Te Tiriti-based Practice

Kotahi te Kākano, he nui ngā hua o te rākau

A Tree comes from one seed but bears many fruit

Presented by Tania Bullick

This workshop will explore the ways that individual and teams of teachers can broaden their understanding of Te Tiriti based Practices and bicultural development using Learning Stories as a vehicle for reflection and growth.  Drawing on the Learning Story and Te Whatu Pōkeka frameworks, and drawing on the assumption that children’s contributions grow a unique local curriculum, participants will reflect on their connections with and knowledge of the children, families and whānau within their setting as a foundation for further developing Te Tiriti-based practice within their curriculum design and planning. 

 

Workshop 2: Matanga Kairāranga/ Expert Weaver

Presented by Lynn Rupe

Te Whāriki 2017 says, “the expert weaver will examine the foundations for planning and technique. If these are sound, the quality will be seen on the face-up side.” During this workshop we will delve into Te Whāriki 2017 and consider what you would weave into your local curriculum to create an whāriki worthy of an expert weaver. What does Te Whāriki 2017 inspire you to weave?

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to think about your local curriculum and decide was is valuable for children’s learning. Also you will ask yourself the question what makes an expert weaver? At the end of the workshop you will have a woven whāriki representing the foundations of learning for children - foundations that will support children for lifelong learning.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!