CELEBRATING LEARNING STORIES CONFERENCE 

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - email admin@elp.co.nz for further information.

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.  


IMPORTANT EVENT INFO FOR ATTENDEES:

VENUE:

The venue for the Conference is Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. A venue map will be handed to you with other information on arrival.

REGISTRATION:

Registration will take place outside the Cole Theatre from 8:00am where you will be given your name tag and personal programme for the day, showing which workshops you will attend, and where they will be held. The welcome first keynote presentation will begin at 9:00am in the Cole Theatre.

PARKING:

There is complimentary parking onsite at the Waipuna Hotel, available for Conference attendees.

BOOK SWAP AND BOOK RAFFLE

  • We will be selling $2 tickets for a book raffle. The prize includes over $1000 worth of new and used books, for your professional learning library. We will sell tickets throughout the day and give the books away to the winner at the end of the day to take home with them.
  • With the Book Swap, we are asking everyone to bring along a book to swap on the day. We will have tickets to hand people, so when they arrive they can swap a book for a ‘ticket’ which they can use at morning tea and lunch to get another book!

MEASLES OUTBREAK INFORMATION - Please read below from the Ministry of Health:

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is advising that people in Auckland can attend events or public gatherings, unless they are unwell with symptoms of measles. 

The service is not advising that people stay away from events or that these be cancelled. Organisers of events may choose to cancel these themselves. 

People should however remain at home if they have been told to be in quarantine, even if they are feeling well. 

With the measles virus circulating around Auckland, people can catch the virus in any public space or from people they know. 

People who are vaccinated or are over 50 years are considered immune to measles, and should not worry. Everyone else over 12 months should be immunised with at least one MMR vaccination. 

The signs of measles are a fever, runny nose, cough, sore red eyes or rash. 

https://www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/disease-and-illness/measles/

 

If you have any questions or have forgotten to give us any dietary requirements please get in touch as soon as possible.

The ELP office will not be manned on Friday. For any urgent questions please call Claire on 021 77 4321.

All event information will be updated on our FACEBOOK PAGE and WEBSITE regularly.


Programme:

8:00-9:00am: Registration
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
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:30pm Workshop Session Two
2:30-3:30 Presentations from Emeritus Professor Margaret Carr, the ELP Team and Poroporoaki

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PROFESSOR MERE BERRYMAN
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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.”

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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:

'The quality of the workshops, the accessibility of the information and the presenters and the amazing keynote speakers were all so inspiring. Greatly informative and excites me to be my very ‘best self’ as a teacher and to engender that in the children and families we are privileged to work with'

'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'

 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

WORKSHOP OPTIONS: CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO BE TAKEN TO THE WORKSHOP OPTION FORM:

 

Workshop enrolment - Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2019