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.

May 10 2017 PD poster

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)

May 12 2017 PD poster

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.

May 2017 Professional Development Symposium Registration Form

Presenters include:

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.