Wellington & Wairarapa teacher PD in March

January 28 2016. Leading educators to speak at teacher workshops in Wellington and Wairarapa.

Masterton teacher PD posterWorkshops  in March will provide teachers with insights into how the key competencies, SOLO Taxonomy and notions of citizenship education can deepen student learning.

“Citizenship through inquiry and action” is a day-long professional development programme open to Year 7-13 educators in the Greater Wellington region. It is organised by Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency. Events will run in Wellington and Masterton, details below.

Programme themes

  • SOLO taxonomy as used to plan for deep learning outcomes that cover what students can describe, and what students can do
  • Sharing the road as common space as context relevant to notions of citizenship education

The event is free to Year 7 – 13 educators in the Greater Wellington region. Schools will be reimbursed for teacher release time. Teachers will be reimbursed for travel and parking expenses, and a catered lunch will be provided.


Wellington teacher PD posterDr Rosemary Hipkins. (Wellington session) A Chief Researcher at NZCER. This session will explore key competencies as ‘ideas to think with’. We will demonstrate how NZTA road safety resources create opportunities for teachers to weave the key competencies together with subject learning.

Rachel Bolstad. (Masterton session)A senior researcher at NZCER. This session will explore cross-curricular learning and game design.

Pam Hook. An experienced consultant in teaching and learning. Pam will talk on SOLO Taxonomy and on a science resource published by the Transport Agency.

Karen Spencer. Senior Education Consultant. This workshop spotlights the way in which four English resources (from Year 9-12) offer opportunities for learners to construct their own learning about the way we, and others, manage ourselves on New Zealand’s roads.

Dr Sarah Howell. Kaihautu Matauranga (Curriculum Leader) of Mathematics and Statistics at Te Kura. This session looks at a unit for Year 10 students (adaptable for senior classes) that supports them through a PPDAC investigation into vehicle stopping distances.

Jeremy Burgess. Technical director at PikPok, publisher of digital games. Game design is a context for learning in the NZ Transport Agency’s Game Design Competition 2016.

Full details

Masterton Programme (PDF, 451 KB)

Wellington Programme (PDF, 471 KB)

When: March 3, Masterton and March 4, Wellington

Bookings essential via  these listings:

Professional Development for Educators - Masterton

Professional Development for Educators - Wellington