CELEBRATING LEARNING STORIES CONFERENCE
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
EARLY-BIRD PRICE: $200.00pp until 31 August 2019
(tickets will be $250.00pp thereafter)
Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland
This year will be an opportunity to explore ways in which we can use our documentation to strengthen our children’s identities as caring citizens. The outpouring of emotion that followed the 15th March demonstrated New Zealand’s capacity to care. Let us see what each of us can do in ECE and schools to deepen and strengthen a culture of kindness and empathy.
Registrations are now open! How to enrol:
- Click here to be taken to our store to purchase the number of tickets required - choose to pay by credit card or direct credit (on invoice)
- Ensure every teacher attending completes the Workshop Option form (link at the bottom of this page) to complete their registrations. Workshops will fill up fast so the sooner we receive their options the better.
9.00-10:00am Welcome and Keynote Presentation from Professor Mere Berryman
10:00-10:30am Morning tea
10:30-12:00pm Workshop Session One
1:00-2:30pm Workshop Session Two
2:30-3:30 Presentations from Emeritus Professor Margaret Carr, the ELP Team and Poroporoaki
PROFESSOR MERE BERRYMAN
Mere is Professor, Director of Poutama Pounamu at The University of Waikato and is on a mission to change New Zealand society for the better, starting in our classrooms. Mere is one of the country’s leading advocates for making our education system more responsive to Māori students. She aims to challenge the pervasive and historical discourses that perpetuate educational disparities for Māori students and disrupt these through school leadership and reform initiatives. In her research, Mere combines understandings from kaupapa Māori and critical theories and has published widely in this field. In 2016, she was a recipient of the New Zealand Honour, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and to Māori in education. In 2017 Mere was a NZer of the Year Finalist, where she said ‘I see myself as part of a group of people working to fix historic injustices. It has never been easy, but it is the belief of the people who walk alongside me that keeps me going.”
LEARNING STORIES IN PRACTICE - BOOK LAUNCH
In addition to our annual conference this year we are excited also to invite you to the launch of Professor Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee's new book, 'Learning Stories in Practice'. This will take place the night before the conference, on Friday 11 October at the Waipuna Hotel. For those of you who would like to join the party and stay the night, there will be accommodation available at the venue at an extra cost.
Below are just a few of the fantastic comments we have received from our 2018 conference attendees:
'This whole day has been outstanding. I've been so impressed with the mahi our people are doing and their willingness to share. My expectations have been far exceeded. Thank you to everyone who has shared so openly - true tāonga'
'So many amazing choices given by so many passionate people! It strengthens my resolve to try harder, pursue excellence and stretch my goals in my teaching practice'
WORKSHOP OPTIONS: CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO BE TAKEN TO THE WORKSHOP OPTION FORM: