Unpacking Te Whariki 2017: A 3 part workshop series - AUCKLAND


This series of workshops will be held in Central and West Auckland during September and October. It is recommended that teachers attend all three workshops where possible.

$60.00 per teacher per workshop
Whole Series: $160.00 - attend all 3 and save!

St Colomba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby

Hub West, 29 Corban Ave, Henderson

Part One: Monday 7 September Part One: TBC
Part Two: Monday 21 September Part Two: TBC
Part Three: Monday 28 September Part Three: TBC



Part One: Assessment

Key elements of assessment and learning stories - Te Whāriki (2017) writes of assessment being a “mana-enhancing process for all children, parents and whānau.” In this workshop we will look at the narrative approach to assessment through learning stories where we unpack and give heart to the formative assessment sequence of noticing, recognising and responding to valued learning.


Part Two: Exploring dispositions

A closer look at Learning Dispositions and the Language of Learning - We will focus on the analysis of learning as it relates to the narrative. We will discuss and develop reflective writing, shifts in children's thinking and making teaching and learning visible. Along with a focus  on dispositions and what learning is happening here we  will also look at how we, as teachers, can support children’s view of themselves as learners through the conversations we have and language we use with children. We will be drawing on the work of Guy Claxton and Margaret Carr  and look at how the language we use can help our children to build their learning power!


Part Three: Designing our curriculum

Building complexity and continuity using learning stories, planning stories and evaluation - In this workshop we will be looking at planning for individual children as well as for 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 build a community of learners.