Workshops that encourage, inspire and empower
Below are a current list of workshops being advertised. We also offer in-centre workshops on a wide range of topics specifically for your team. CONTACT US now to find out more!
An ELP workshop series for 2019
Don Rowlands Events Centre, Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge
"Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi
Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work”
This series of workshops will support teachers to unpack Te Whāriki 2017. We have broken the series down into mornings where you have the opportunity to attend two workshops on each date. Over the year we will be covering many of the new ideas within Te Whāriki, one small bite size at a time. If you have missed the February and May workshops it's not too late to enrol for the final two events.
Two workshops will be repeated over two sessions on the following dates:
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
Assessment, planning and evaluation
SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER
Pathways to school and local curriculum
Session one: 9:00am-10:45am
Session two: 11:15am-1:00pm
Cost: $90.00 per event
$160.00 for both events (August and November)
Saturday 17 August with Michelle Flower and Tania Bullick:
Workshop One: Te Whāriki: Designing Our Curriculum
Presented by Michelle Flower
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.
Workshop Two: Meaningful Evaluation through Inquiry Research
Presented by Tania Bullick
Te Whariki writes “The purpose of evaluation is to enable systematic improvement in the ECE setting.” Educational Leadership Project encourages teams of teachers to carry out evaluation that is meaningful and useful through inquiry that weaves together assessment, planning and individual teacher inquiry that starts and ends with children and their learning.
Lorraine Sands writes " It seems to me that Internal Evaluation is what thinking teachers do every day. In effect it is ʻthe road weʼre travellingʼ as we focus on aspects of our practice that we want to understand and grow. A process, in fact, that enables us to clarify our thoughts and articulate our learning and teaching; not as teachers working alone but as a cohesive teaching and learning team, able to unpack what our vision means in practice and articulate our ‘local curriculum’”
This workshop offers examples of how teams of teachers have worked with inquiry research as internal evaluation to work smarter, not harder while providing meaningful vehicle for change and improvement.
An outline of what will be covered on the final event in November:
2 November 2019
We will cover Pathways to School and Local Curriculum, both new terms in Te Whāriki 2017. Carol Marks will unpack the view of Te Whāriki on pathways to school while Lynn Rupe will ask the questions - what does local curriculum mean and what would you weave into your own local curriculum?
Full workshop titles and blurbs for this event will be released soon.