Connect Week

Theme: Reaching All Students

Week 6, Term 3, 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 as many workshops as you like. 

Monday 26th August 2019

Brainwave Trust Aotearoa

 

The Brainwaive Trust Aotearoa is a not-for-profit organisation, made up of paediatric, medical, educational, legal, academic and business professionals.  Initally founded by New Plymouth Paediatrician Dr Robin Fancourt, who is internationally respected for her work with abused and neglected children, Brainwave was formed as a response to new scientific evidence on the impact that experiences in the early years have on the brain development of a child.  Brainwave’s vision is that one day every child in New Zealand will get the best start in life because parents and the whole community understand and value the impact early experiences have on the developing brain and thus on the success of our society.

www.brainwave.org.nz

The Early Years Last Forever

 

Presenter: Dr Charlotte Thynne

Wakefield School Hall

4:00-5:30pm

 

 

This fresh, engaging and interactive seminar gives you up-to-date research from multiple disciplines including neuroscience, attachment, genetics, psychology and infant mental health.

 

It aims to help build knowledge and understanding of the importance of early brain development and the lifelong impact this can have on children.

Unravelling the Adolescent Brain

Presenter: Latu To’omaga

Henley School hall

4:00-5:30pm

In this informative, entertaining presentation the audience will gain an understanding of the latest information on brain changes, based on up-to-date scientific medical research.

Anyone working with youth at risk should hear the Brainwave Adolescent seminar. It may well shape your thinking about how you work with adolescents.”   Judge Andrew Becroft,

Children’s Commissioner & Principal Youth Court Judge

Tuesday 27th August 2019

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

Restorative Practice

Facilitator:

Paul Johnstone

MoE PB4L Advisor

Venue: 

Waimea College Library

Establishing, enhancing and maintaining positive relationships…lessons from the great John Cleese!

Some practical tips and strategies to help manage relationships.

CRP4RP

101

Facilitator:

Deane Taylor

Waimea Intermediate

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

What is culturally responsive practice? 

Why is it relevant to me?

How will this impact my classroom?

Deane Taylor has worked with the Nelson CoL as an Across Schools Teacher, focusing on culturally responsive practice and how it relates to reaching all students in the classroom.

CR4RP

in Practice

Facilitator:

Sivina Jacobs

Director, Taimarino Ltd

Venue:

Garin College Library

A practical application to CR4RP.  

Many teachers ask "what does Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogy look like in a classroom?"  

This workshop will try to give some practical examples and discuss the implications on our teaching practice.  

It will allow teachers to consider the following:

  • What is my classroom programme based on?  Assessment driven, learning focused?

  • How authentic and meaningful are the learning experiences?

  • How do I build relational trust in classroom programmes?

Living the values of Partnership, Protection and Participation

Facilitators:

Sharyn, Nicky and Leanne

RTLB

Venue:

Henley School Staffroom

This workshop will provide meaning and value to the three Treaty of Waitangi Principals in relation to our work as educationalists. We will interweave Tataiako, out Practising teacher criteria into living these values at the coalface as teachers.

Nga mihi ki a koutou

Wednesday 28th August 2019

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

From start to Finnish –
observations from visits to high performing education systems

Facilitator:

John Armstrong

Principal, Henley School

Venue:
Garin College Library

In 2018 I spent time visiting, studying and experiencing in depth some high performing education systems (Singapore, Shanghai and Finland).  This presentation looks at the effective elements and strategies of high performing education systems - with a focus on findings from Finland.

       Rakaihautu      -

story of the local lakes

Facilitator:

Tiana Alesana

Teacher

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Come and listen to the story of

Rakaihautu

(how the local lakes

were formed)

and find out about how this links to local curriculum and classroom practice .

Making sense of Anxiety

Facilitators:

Ali Browning

SENCO, Waimea College

 

Venue: 

Waimea College Library

With an increasing number of young people and teenagers experiencing anxiety, even obtaining a formal diagnosis, educators need information. Information to understand what anxiety is, how the brain and body works around anxiety, what the research says in terms of a broad approach, and strategies anyone can use, either for themselves or to suggest to those they encounter.

This seminar is an introduction to the complexity of anxiety and will look at:

· Definition of anxiety

· What happens physically- brain and body

· Research based approach

· Strategies

Thursday 29th August 2019

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

Autism

strategies to help students in the classroom

Facilitator:

Kelvin Hardaker

RTLB

Venue: 

Garin College Library

Autism - changes in our understanding of ASD.

Planning -  Key areas to target when planning for/with students who have autism.

Strategies  - Strategies for teaching staff to use, in primary, int and secondary education.

Kaikaiawaro and Hinepoupou

Facilitator:

Tom Alesana​

Nelson Central School

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Come and listen to the stories of

Kaikaiawaro (Pelorus Jack) and 

Hinepoupou, and find out how these link to local curriculum and classroom practice .

Zones of Regulation

Facilitators:

Shelly Paul & Sarah Etchells

RTLB

Venue: 

Henley School Staffroom

What you need to know before you start teaching ZoR! This workshop will cover a lot of aspects of wellbeing as well as an understanding of where behaviour is coming from.  We will explore also how ZoR sits within PB4L and Culturally Responsive practice.