Connect Week
Week 8, Term 1, 2022
21st - 24th March

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 21st March 2022

All sessions run for one hour, connect to any zoom session 5 min prior to the 3:30pm start.

How can Centering our History Shape our Practice?

Facilitators:

Jenny Bennett - Cognition Education

https://www.kindmindkai.com

Venue: 

Online Zoom Meeting

In this zui, we will explore some key relational concepts in Te Ao Māori, and examine how these shaped early interactions with Europeans. The early encounters - including the reasons for the formation of Te Wakaminenga o Ngā Hapū o Nu Tīreni | The Confederation of Chiefs, and the subsequent Declaration of Independence | He Whakaputanga, are powerful learning for everyone. As well as taking these learnings back to weave into your learning programmes with ākonga, this hour long workshop will give more context to the WHY of Culturally Responsive Pedagogies. Brought to you in a mindful, interactive and fun session. I hope you’ll join me for this kaupapa.

All information related to this session can be found from this link.

Te Reo Māori - Making it easy in the Classroom

Facilitator:

Rachael Williams - ImpactED

https://www.impacted.co.nz/about

Venue:

Pre-recorded interactive

A link will be sent through to those registered on Monday 21st of March, between 3:00 and 3:30. 

In this pre-recorded session, Rachael Williams from impactED, will share resources and support documents to integrate Te Reo Māori into the classroom.  She will share a few tips and tricks for pronunciation and ways to normalise the use of Te Reo Māori on a daily basis. Kaua e whakamā - don't be shy. 
He waka eke noa - we are all in the waka together. 

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

All sessions run for one hour, connect to any zoom session 5 min prior to the 3:30pm start.

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Aotearoa New Zealand Histories in our Kahui Ako

Facilitator:

Nadia Lowden (MoE) & Paula Campbell

Venue:

Online Zoom Meeting

Continuing our collaborative work from last year in familiarising ourselves with the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum. Including an update from Garin Librarian Mandy Ditzel on the development of resources around our local stories. All teachers interested in ANZH welcome, Waimea KA ANZH Implementation Group recommended.

Teacher Tools to Support Well-Being

Facilitators:

Sean Bailey - EmpowerYou

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-bailey-951bab4a/ 

Venue:

Online Zoom Meeting

Sean has been involved in education for 25 years. Since 2011, he has led two diverse primary schools in Ōtautahi, Canterbury.
His greatest career learning was a role he took on in 2015 as Foundation Principal of a brand new school. Te Uru Tarata Lemonwood Grove School.  
In April 2020 he handed over the leadership and is now fulfilling a long-held desire to share what he has learnt along the way. 
He sees a real opportunity based on his own experience to grow and develop the capability of people in schools and organisations across Aotearoa. 
One area Sean is passionate about is working with people around self-improvement, especially getting clear around their purpose and the strategies they can implement in order to go from ‘good to great’. 
Important learning, especially during this current climate.
Mā te hono tonu - It is indeed because of our connection

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

There are two different times for these session.

Learn how to engage Generation Z students - in particular Māori students and whanau - in future focussed education.  Janelle will share what works, based on relevant research and also through the story of her own son in the NZ education system.

Computational Thinking is becoming an increasingly important skill in our increasingly digital world.  At school computational thinking plays a part in the NZC in both Digital Technologies and Mathematics.

This workshop will give an overview of computational thinking in the Digital Technologies curriculum and how this integrates with Mathematics.

Teachers of all levels welcome.  Classroom based content will be most useful for teachers over transition points  of Years 5-10.

Hauora

Facilitator:

Keryn Hooker - ImpactED

https://www.impacted.co.nz/about

Venue:

Pre-recorded interactive

A link will be sent through to those registered on Wednesday 23rd of March, between 3:00 and 3:30. 

In this pre-recorded, but interactive session Keryn Hooker from impactED, will provide an introduction to Well-being through Te Whare Tapa Whā. We will look at some ways that you can use this model to embed Hauora into your classroom practice.  


•    Sharing good resources
•    Build in assessment
•    Examples of from other schools.


This session is best suited for Kaiako of Yrs 0-8, as most examples are from this age group

Online Safety Presented by Netsafe

Facilitators:

Paula Wistrand - Netsafe

https://nz.linkedin.com/in/paula-wistrand-8bb3308b

Venue:

Online Zoom Meeting @ 7:30

This session is for both teachers and the community

In this presentation,  Paula Wistrand, Netsafe Education and Schools Team Advisor, will cover key online safety messages for parents and whānau. She will provide information and tools to support tamariki to safely navigate online environments and manage the challenges and risks. 

Thursday 24th March 2022

All sessions run for one hour, connect to any zoom session 5 min prior to the 3:30pm start.

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Mātauranga Māori

Facilitator:

Arnika Macphail - ImpactED

https://www.impacted.co.nz/about

Venue:

Pre-recorded interactive

A link will be sent through to those registered on Thursday 24th of March, between 3:00 and 3:30. 

In this pre-recorded session Arnika Macphail from impactED, will discuss the opportunities available to bring the Mātauranga resources to life in your school/classroom, using the Digital Technologies progress outcomes for the development of your ākonga.


•    Learn about safe and reliable DigiTech tools that are being used in storytelling.
•    Run through how the Mātauranga resource is being used in schools and how this links to the Digitech Curriculum content.
•    Look at this through a culturally responsive lens.
•    Be connected with resources to further your understanding.


The Mātauranga website and resources have been gifted to Aotearoa and all educationalists by Sir Ian Taylor and his team.
This hui is open to all kaiako who are interested in discovering how to weave the Mātauranga resources into their school and classroom learning.

Poutama Pounamu

Teacher Session

Facilitator:

Miranda Joass - Poutama Pounamu

Melissa Corlett - Poutama Pounamu

MoE

Venue:

Online Zoom Meeting

Ongoing disparities for Māori are socially unjust and must not continue. We believe that not one generation more should miss out on the benefits of effective education for future life choices. The aspirations of the Ka Hikitia - Ka Hāpaitia The Māori Education Strategy provide a strong system foundation from which to build.


Our work has been led by Māori with non-Māori, in te reo Māori settings and in English medium settings. Our focus is on supporting leaders, schools and early childhood centres to work more effectively with whānau, tamariki mokopuna, and rangatahi Māori.

 

Our outcomes show multiple benefits for all. We have learnt that ‘Kaupapa Māori’ and ‘Critical’ theories are foundational to the type of indigenising and decolonising transformative reform required for addressing inequity and racism across society. These understandings have been learned alongside wider Māori communities through over 30 years of iterative research and professional development.