Tauranga hosts two free teacher PD events in March

February 8 2017. Citizenship, secondary curriculum areas, literacy and numeracy are all key themes as top educators present.

Authentic contexts and ready to use resources feature in professional development days provided free to teachers.

Registrations are open for both events, held in Tauranga.

Day 1: For literacy, numeracy and road safety educators working with young people, (16-24 years)

Day 1 Poster

Download the flyer (PDF, 3.13 MB)

When: Wednesday 1 March 8:45am – 3:00pm

Where: Hairini Function Centre 33 Hairini Street, Tauranga

What happens:

Presentations, group workshops, planning sessions and discussions. Presenters include:

Sue Douglas and Emily Harrop-Smith. How the Road Code modules in Pathways Awarua provide an engaging context for strengthening students’ literacy and numeracy.

Pam Hook. Designing literacy and numeracy learning experiences that enable students to actively choose and evaluate strategies for keeping safe on the road network.

AProf. Dr Lise Claiborne. She researches and teaches in critical educational psychology at the University of Waikato. Supporting the strengths of young people as caring and inclusive contributors to society.

Mike Brown, phD. General Manager Coastguard Boating Education. A robust approach to learning by doing that is based on sound learning principles.

Day 2: Citizenship through inquiry and action

Day 2 Poster

Download the flyer (PDF, 3.14 MB)

When: Thursday 2 March 8:45am – 3:00pm

Where: Hairini Function Centre 33 Hairini Street, Tauranga

Who it is for: Years 7-13 educators

What happens: Presentations, workshops and discussions. Parallel workshop themes:

  • Learning through game design
  • Key Competencies: Capabilities for living and lifelong learning
  • English
  • Science for citizenship
  • Mathematics & Statistics

Presenters include:

Pam Hook. Experienced consultant in teaching and learning. She is an author, blogger, conference presenter and curriculum resource writer.

Dr Rosemary Hipkins. A Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).

Dr Sarah Howell. Kaihautu Matauranga (Curriculum Leader) of Mathematics and Statistics at Te Kura.

Karen Spencer. A senior educational consultant, specialising in learning design and the effective, inclusive use of digital technologies.

Rachel Bolstad. A senior researcher and emerging game designer at NZCER.

How to register

Schools will be reimbursed for teacher release time. Teachers attending will be reimbursed for travel and parking expenses.

Download the flyers via the images above and fill out the registration form, or make contact via email:

Day 1 enquiries: karen.smith@tauranga.govt.nz

Day 2 enquiries: Roslyn.frost@tauranga.govt.nz