Workshops that encourage, inspire and empower

 

 

 

Learning Stories - a series of 3 workshops in Orewa

It is recommended that participants attend all 3 workshops, especially if you have not attended learning stories workshops. However these workshops also offer a refresher for those who may be interested in revisiting specific aspects or areas of Learning Stories.

 

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Part One: Noticing - Key Elements of a Learning Story

Facilitator: Anita Homewood
Date: Monday 11 September 2017
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Community House, Orewa Beach
Cost: $55

 

 

 

 

 

How can we document children’s learning in a way that is meaningful, effective, do-able, enjoyable, inclusive and makes a difference? In this workshop we will look at the key elements of a Learning Story, including: socio-cultural links to Te Whāriki, how to find the “story” using narrative, ways to support continuity of learning, including children and whānau, and making your stories enjoyable and meaningful to read and write.

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Part Two: Recognising - A Closer Look at the Analysis of Learning Including Learning Dispositions

Facilitator: Anita Homewood
Date: Monday 18 September
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Community House, Orewa Beach
Cost: $55

 

 

 

 

 

We will revisit the analysis of the learning as it relates to the narrative. We will discuss and give thought to reflective writing and making the teaching and the learning visible. We will also take a look at dispositions, what learning is going on here - the learning analysis. There will also be opportunities for people to raise questions and discuss issues.

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Part Three: Responding - Building Complexity and Continuity Within Learning Stories and Planning Stories

Facilitator: Anita Homewood
Date: Monday 25 September
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Hibiscus Coast Community House, Orewa Beach
Cost: $55

 

 

 

 

 

We will be looking at planning for individual children as well as groups of children. We will look at Planning Stories or Stories of Interest that draw together Learning Stories, teacher reflection and intentions, community involvement, child, parent and whānau voice. They enable us to break through the chains of the old ways of planning and support the building of a community of learners.

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Exploring Te Whatu Pōkeka through partnership

Facilitators: Tania Bullick and Simmone Ryder

Date:

A series of two workshops - it is recommended you attend both if possible:

  • Thursday 3 August 2017
  • Thursday 17 August 2017
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Ventura Inn and Suites, 23 Clarence Street, Hamilton
Cost: $55 per workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The document ‘Te Whatu Pōkeka’ has inspired many individual and teams of teachers to grow their bicultural development by exploring kaupapa Māori assessment and developing their understanding of a Māori world view and bicultural practices.  The framework gives us many metaphors and ideas so that we can nurture a perspective that honours the mana of the child, their family and whānau while growing a view of learning that draws on the understandings of the Māori creation story.  These two workshops will be exciting because, for the first time, Tania Bullick will be joined by Simonne Ryder to explore those metaphors and ideas which offer us some ‘big ideas’ to incorporate into our pedagogical thinking, discussions, writing and practices.

Tania says “I am so excited to be partnering with Simonne in these two workshops - I know there is a lot to learn from her and she has generously given her time, knowledge and expertise to this work. With a focus on partnership, we will be discussing the value of working in partnership with our team members to grow individual practice alongside strong team practice”  

Simonne says: "I value Te Whatu Pōkeka because it provides a framework for educators to develop their professional bi-cultural practice within an Early childhood setting. It provides a view for educators to learn about relationships, rituals and practices common amongst Māori culture which originates from the story of Te Orokohanga.  Te Whatu Pōkeka clearly values Māori children, Māori whānau and Māori culture. Early childhood educators have a responsibility to their Māori whānau, to their teaching profession and to Aotearoa to develop, strengthen and maintain a professional standard of bi-cultural practices within their centres. Te Whatu Pōkeka can be that tool to begin this journey."

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea.

I will never be lost for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea.

Join us for these two intensive evenings of presentation, discussion and learning where we will explore Te Whatu Pōkeka both from Māori and Pākehā teacher's perspectives and come to exciting and inspiring findings about each of our own capacity to view children, their family and whānau and learning in deeply meaningful ways through working together. 

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