This series of workshops is now full. We will be holding more of these workshops. Please email to go on the waiting list for future workshops on this topic.

This series of workshops, presented by Kathryn Delany, has been broken into Three Parts and will help teachers to further unpack Te Whāriki 2017, in terms of Assessment, Planning and Evaluation. It is recommended that teachers attend all three workshops where possible.

All workshops will be held from 3:30-5:30pm and again from 6:00-8:00pm on the following dates (you can choose which session you wish to attend when booking):

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. 

Please note that these workshop sessions are now full. Please email so we can keep you on the list for the next time we run these workshops.