Free PD events for Wellington region
March 13 2017. Two professional development days for Year 7-13 teachers and principals run in May in Wellington.
Educators in the Wellington Region are invited to attend a professional development symposium.
Themes covered are planning for deep learning outcomes, and the road and transport as a context for learning & citizenship education.
Date: 10 May
What: A focus on citizenship and literacy.
Supporting young people through the context of sharing the road safely
Where: Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington waterfront
Who: For literacy and numeracy educators and teachers, and road safety professionals working with young people (16-24 years).
Download the flyer (PDF, 400 KB)
Date: 12 May
What: Citizenship through inquiry & action.
Curriculum, teaching children to think and classroom relationships in the context of sharing the road safely Plus SOLO Taxonomy & Citizenship with Pam Hook.
Where: Sisters of Mercy Conference Centre, Thorndon, Wellington
Who: For year 7-13 educators.
Download the flyer (PDF, 480 KB)
How to register
Teacher release time paid & catered lunch provided.
Pam Hook | SOLO Taxonomy
Pam is an experienced consultant in teaching and learning. She is an author, blogger, conference presenter and curriculum resource writer. Her work includes a Secondary Literacy and Numeracy curriculum resource.
Dr Gill Thomas and Emily Harrop-Smith | Literacy and numeracy
Gill and Emily are members of the team who develop Pathways Awarua. This online literacy and numeracy learning tool embeds learning within relevant life and work contexts, including the road code. It is available to secondary and tertiary teachers and students.
Dr Maria Kecskmeti | Classroom relationships
Maria is joint author of Better Classroom Relationships, NZCER Press 2016. In relationship-centred classrooms, the teacher and the student are equally important. That shifts the focus to the quality of their interaction. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato, and a former teacher, RTLB and counsellor.
Dr Sarah Howell | Mathematics and Statistics
Sarah is the Kaihautu Matauranga (Curriculum Leader) of Mathematics and Statistics at Te Kura. She was a joint recipient of the 2013 NZAMT Ernest Duncan Award, which was received for the ‘How Far Until it Stops?’ unit of work. Her curriculum resources are free to download.
Hayden Shaw | Health and Physical Education
Hayden is a senior leader at the new Rolleston College. His curriculum background is in Health and PE and he is experienced at leading curriculum design in secondary schools. With the use of design thinking, Hayden allows his learners to delve deep into problems before coming up with creative solutions that are put into action.
Catherine Hunter | Science
Catherine teaches at Mission Heights Junior College, a Years 7-10 school in East Auckland. He passion is finding new and exciting contexts to drive classroom learning. She contributes to science education at the regional level, sitting on the ASTA Committee and is Convener for the NIWA East and South Auckland Science and Technology Fair.