Using Te Whāriki in everyday practice
2 hours – $599
The 2017 refresh of our national curriculum was an exciting opportunity to refocus our intentions as early childhood teachers. It also prompts us to ensure that we are working with our learners and whānau in ways that are aligned with the principles, strands and learning outcomes of Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa.
We acknowledge the fact that the underlying principles and learning outcomes of our curriculum are unique and therefore potentially challenging for teachers new to New Zealand, unqualified teachers or newly qualified New Zealand teachers to get to grips with. This workshop is therefore recommended for those who are new to the New Zealand ECE context or those wanting to update their knowledge of Te Whāriki.
This workshop will:
- revise and revisit the essence of the document, embedded within the aspirations, principles and strands.
- examine and familiarise you with the 20 learning outcomes of the curriculum as well as the 15 responsibilities of kaiako.
- explore ways to use the document to guide everyday practice and focus on continuity of learning for children.
SEANZ (Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand) asked inspirED ECE to lead national professional development for our centres. They provided an outstanding workshop. Participants went away feeling familiar with the shifts in Te Whariki and empowered to make changes in their approach to assessment. What we love about inspirED ECE is their professionalism and commitment to high quality teaching practices that serve children.