Waimea Kāhui Ako Learning Week

Week 6, Term 3, 2018

Kāhui Ako Learning 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 this event.  After 10th August you may register for more than one session if you wish. 

Monday 27th August 2018

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

Leading for Collaborative Action

The intent of this session is to explore the current imperative for collaboration in educational settings and what this means for effective leadership.

Why collaborate? What do we mean by collaboration? Co-operation vrs collaboration. The demands of  adaptive vrs routine expertise.  Leadership as influence, identifying and harnessing the expertise of others within collaborative ways of working. 

Seesaw App for Sharing Learning

In this workshop we will look at the iPad, tablet, phone or web app ‘Seesaw’ as a means to share children’s learning with whānau. This will be a hands on workshop for beginners.

 

If you are intending to bring an iPad, tablet or smartphone, you will need to have the Seesaw Learning Journal app already installed.

Precision Teaching

Facilitators:

Sarah Wilkin and Karen Cooper, RTLB

Venue:

Henley School Library

Precision teaching involves identifying what skills a child needs to develop and targeting these skills within short ‘bursts’ of teaching.  

 

Assessment of skills is embedded into the process of teaching. This enables a teacher to track a child’s progress and adapt their teaching accordingly.

Mindfulness

Facilitator:

Nick Major, CORE Education

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Venue:

Garin College library

Facilitators:

Tim Wright, Jayne Keys and Llywelyn Adlam,

Waimea College

Venue: 

Waimea College Library

Teachers have been using Mindfulness with themselves and students throughout our Kahui Ako.  We invite you to listen to a group of teachers to discuss this topic about its strengths, as well as its challenges. Time will be given to explore and discuss how several schools have already been incorporating it. This will be largely a repetition of the Term 2 Mindfulness presentation at Henley school.

Facilitator:

Nick Major,
CORE Education

Venue:

Garin College library

Facilitator:

Alannah King,
CORE Education

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Tuesday 28th August 2018

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

Leading for Collaborative Action

Facilitator:

Nick Major,
CORE Education

Venue:

Garin College library

The intent of this session is to explore the current imperative for collaboration in educational settings and what this means for effective leadership.

Why collaborate? What do we mean by collaboration? Co-operation vrs collaboration. The demands of  adaptive vrs routine expertise.  Leadership as influence, identifying and harnessing the expertise of others within collaborative ways of working. 

Digital Tools to Engage Boys in Writing

Facilitator:

Alannah King,
CORE Education

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Boys can often approach writing differently. This workshop will share some resources to support budding boy writers to become successful writers using digital supports.

We will look at a variety of e-learning tools that support and engage boys in their writing.

SENCO Connect

Facilitator:

Gus Shirley,

Waimea Kāhui Ako

Venue:

Waimea College Library

The SENCO is a critical role in our schools to make sure students get the support they need.

 

This workshop is a chance for teachers in the SENCO role across the Kāhui Ako to share, support and connect with each other about how the role works in their school.

Precision Teaching

Facilitators:

Sarah Wilkin and Karen Cooper, RTLB

Venue:

Henley School Library

Precision teaching involves identifying what skills a child needs to develop and targeting these skills within short ‘bursts’ of teaching.

 

 Assessment of skills is embedded into the process of teaching. This enables a teacher to track a child’s progress and adapt their teaching accordingly.

Wednesday 29th August 2018

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

Te Reo Māori 

Facilitator:

Tania Alesana,

Waimea Intermediate

Venue:

Waimea Intermediate staffroom

This session is for those who want to learn some basic
Te Reo Māori to use in their classrooms.  


Just bring yourself.
The session will be interactive and fun.

Seesaw App for Sharing Learning

Facilitator:

Alannah King,
CORE Education

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

In this workshop we will look at the iPad, tablet, phone or web app ‘Seesaw’ as a means to share children’s learning with whānau. This will be a hands on workshop for beginners.

 

If you are intending to bring an iPad, tablet or smartphone, you will need to have the Seesaw Learning Journal app already installed.

Teacher Inquiry that Raises Achievement

Facilitator:

Dr Camilla Highfield,

University of Auckland

Sarah Rankin & Glenda Earle,
Waimea Kāhui Ako

Venue:
Garin College Library

In this workshop, we will describe structures and strategies to improve collaboration among teachers in ways that enhance equity and excellence in student learning. Linked to the new teaching standards, this workshop will be useful for teachers and leaders who are implementing performance appraisal systems and are seeking to establish a strong collaborative inquiry culture in their school, department or syndicate.

Zones of Regulation

Facilitators:

Shelly Paul and Sarah Etchells, RTLB

Venue:
Henley School Library

Shelly and Sarah would like to share with you   The Zones of Regulation which is a 'framework designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control'.  It was created by Leah Kuypers in the USA in 2011 to support her work with students with ASD, ADHD, conduct disorders and anxiety.    

 

Sarah and Shelly will discuss how The Zones works and how it has been implemented locally.

Thursday 30th August 2018

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

Cultural Relationships for Responsive Pedagogy

Facilitator:

Sharyn Gibbens,

RTLB

Venue:
Garin College Library

We are two RTLB who are passionate about equity, excellence and belonging within education. 

We would like to share with you some of our rich learning, through the blended learning community of Poutama Pounamu, that will empower you to bring about change within your classroom environment to promote contexts for change where equity, excellence and belonging can be realised.  

Digital Tools to Engage Boys in Writing

Facilitator:

Alannah King,
CORE Education

Venue:
Waimea Intermediate Library

Boys can often approach writing differently. This workshop will share some resources to support budding boy writers to become successful writers using digital supports.

We will look at a variety of e-learning tools that support and engage boys in their writing.

Digital Technologies

 Curriculum Y1-10

Facilitator:

Janine Higgins,​

Waimea Kāhui Ako

Venue:
Waimea College Library

Introduction to the new Digital Technologies Curriculum, across Years 1-10.

  

The workshop will give an overview of this curriculum area, and explore the online resources available to support it.    

Take away links to resources you can use in your classroom, with or without  digital devices.

Zones of Regulation

Facilitators:

Shelly Paul and Sarah Etchells, RTLB

Venue:
Henley School Library

Shelly and Sarah would like to share with you   The Zones of Regulation which is a 'framework designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control'.  It was created by Leah Kuypers in the USA in 2011 to support her work with students with ASD, ADHD, conduct disorders and anxiety.    

Sarah and Shelly will discuss how The Zones works and how it has been implemented locally.