Connect Week

Week 8, Term 1, 2019

Connect Week is a chance for teachers to attend a short professional development session of their choice and to connect with teachers from other schools.  Principals have agreed to limit other school meetings that week so that the PLD session should replace something else, rather than add to workload.

Registration is essential for these workshops.  You may register for more than one workshop if you wish. 

Monday 18th March 2019

Netsafe Event

 

Annesbrook Church

40 Saxton Road

3:45pm-5:30pm

(Light refreshments provided)

Keeping it simple at the coalface – developing online safety, digital citizenship and wellbeing in the classroom.

One in four young people experience online challenges and whānau often look to the school for guidance.

Schools need to offer safe digital spaces and we want to help our students to become citizens in our digital world - safe and effective use of technologies is best done in the context of powerful learning.

This interactive session will surface some of the challenges and opportunities for young people the online world provides and look at ways to develop 'digital' capabilities effectively across the curriculum.  The session will offer a practical, familiar approach to inform curriculum planning in your school.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

All sessions run for one hour, beginning promptly at 3:45pm.

Collective Libraries using Book Creator

Facilitator:

Allanah King,

CORE Education

 

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Collaborative libraries using Book Creator for Chrome - works well with both primary and secondary.

Scratch

Programming

Facilitator:

Karl Summerfield,
CORE Education

Venue:
Waimea College Library

Using ‘Scratch’ to teach computational thinking (primary and secondary)

E-learning tools

Facilitator:

Phillipa Hood​

Year 7/8 teacher

St Paul's School

Venue:

Whio Class

Saint Paul's Catholic School

Come and try a variety of online tools for the Primary and Intermediate classroom.

Coding & Robots in Primary School

Facilitator:

Ryan Higgins​

Year 5/6 teacher,

Richmond Primary School

Venue:

Room 5, Richmond Primary School 

Come and try a variety of coding apps and robot types.  Most suitable for Y3-8 classes. 

Digital Tool Sharing

Facilitator:

Hannah Douglas

Year 3/4 teacher,

Henley Primary School

Venue:

Room 10

Henley Primary

School

Using digital tools to support and enhance learning at primary school. Bring your favourite e-learning tool ideas along to share with others.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

All sessions run for one hour, beginning promptly at 3:45pm.

Insert Learning

Facilitator:

Allanah King,

CORE Education

 

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

‘Insert Learning’ is a service that can make static web pages into interactive web pages inserting glossary, notes, videos and questionnaires.

(Secondary and Upper Primary)

Y9-10 Digital Curriculum Integration

Facilitator:

Karl Summerfield,
CORE Education

Venue:
Waimea College Library

Integrating the 'Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes' strand in the Year 9-10 curriculum. 

Digital Tools to Integrate into your Programme

Facilitators:

Sarah Rankin

(Garin College)

Nicola Gibellini

(Waimea College)

Venue:
Waimea College Staffroom

Have a go at using a range of digital tools that you can  integrate into your programme.

(Thnglink, Storyboardthat, Spark Video, epals )

Bits, Bytes 
& Byte Arrays

Facilitators:

David Dewhurst & Amy Cornelisen,

Garin College

Venue:
Suite R2

Garin College

A practical session in which you will get down to the most basic elements of programming and use these to make a LED matrix come to life using the Arduino IDE. This will be a life changing experience for those worried about supporting CT to any age group.

Thursday 21st March 2019

All sessions run for one hour, beginning promptly at 3:45pm.

Collective Libraries using Book Creator

Facilitator:

Allanah King,

CORE Education

 

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Collaborative libraries using Book Creator for Chrome - works well with both primary and secondary.

Scratch Programming

Facilitator:

Karl Summerfield,
CORE Education

Venue:

Changed to 
Waimea Intermediate Science Room

Learn to use ‘Scratch’ to teach computational thinking
(primary and secondary)

Learning Portfolios with Google Sites

Facilitator:

Sami Tangimetua

Year 8 teacher,

Waimea Intermediate 

Venue:

Room 16,

Waimea Intermediate 

Online learner profiles using Google sites.  Suitable for Y4-13. Google Sites is a website app where sharing settings can be set so website is only shared with specific people.  Great app for a class website also.

Etap

SMS

Facilitators:

Andrew McFarlane​

Etap Facilitator

Venue:
Room 2,

Waimea Intermediate School

All primary and intermediate schools in our Kāhui Ako use Etap as their school management system.  Come and learn more about the features of Etap via a virtual workshop.

College Curriculum Integration

Facilitators:

Amy Cornelisen &

David Dewhurst​

Garin College

Venue:
Suite R2

Garin College

Amy and David and share their work on an integrated topic - tying together Maths, Hard Materials, Music and Digital Technology.