Teachers’ workshop series: Professional practice

The material outlined below will be delivered in two different ways at a convenient Mt. Eden location.

It will be delivered as a full day Saturday workshop

Tiriti-based practice, fostering relationships that enhance children’s learning, effective curriculum provision.

 

 


It will also be delivered as a three part series of 2-hour evening workshops. You will gain the most benefit if you enrol for all three but this is not compulsory.

Tiriti-based practice 

This workshop will support you to extend the depth and authenticity of your bicultural practice. It will explore the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi not only in terms of teachers’ professional practice but also in terms of curriculum provision for all tamariki.

Fostering relationships that enhance children’s learning

In this workshop we will explore and challenge common understandings and practices regarding relationships with parents and colleagues. We will explore how to keep children’s learning at the heart of our interactions with others. You will be supported to identify ways of working within your centre that promote collaborative problem-solving and enable you to evaluate your impact on children’s learning. There will a strong emphasis on establishing and maintaining a learning and improvement focused mindset.

Effective curriculum provision

This workshop will cover the key principles of effective assessment and curriculum design. You will be supported to develop strategies to identify the learning interests and motivations of children. We will explore how to use the learning outcomes of Te Whāriki, in conjunction with centre priorities and aspirations of whānau, to provide appropriate learning environments. Teaching strategies that support children’s developing identities as learners, their learning dispositions and working theories will be discussed.