All Webinars

Video gaming is a mainstream part of youth culture and while for many kids it's an enjoyable hobby, for a small number it can develop into a serious problem or even addiction that impacts on their physical and mental health.
In this webinar, James draws on personal and clinical experience as well as the latest research to help teachers understand how and why some young people develop problems with gaming, what to look for, and what to do about it.

What you'll learn

  1. The psychological drivers behind problematic and addictive gaming and why some kids are more susceptible than others
  2. Effective approaches for talking to young people about their gaming
  3. Practical strategies for helping young people develop healthier gaming habits

Target audience

Teachers who are working with kids who use video games excessively, or in ways that interfere with other areas of their lives.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

In 2016 NZEI commissioned a study on Principal and Teacher wellbeing. It was like reading a horror story.

We cannot leave Wellbeing to chance. It requires a human and systemic review and strategic approach.

In this webinar we look at how you might lead a Wellbeing Review and embed the findings and next steps in schoolwide systems and strategies.

What you'll learn

The Why.

Wellbeing Measurement tools

Reviewing the data

Planning forward in a strategic manner that embeds and sustains changes.

Target audience

Leaders and teachers interested in leading change in their orgnaisational culture.

ECE, Primary, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

With the expectation of Digital Technologies being taught in all classrooms in 2020, it is important to have some tools in your toolbox to support this.
In this webinar, Toni will explore the question… How might digital technologies supersize our current teaching and learning programme?
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. This part will look at the first strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum: Progress outcome “Computational thinking”.
We will explore ways to integrate this strand into literacy, numeracy and almost every other curriculum areas as well as how digital technologies aligns with the key competencies. This webinar is designed to be as relevant and practical as possible with the aim for you to come away with a range of ideas and strategies to integrate digital technologies into your classroom. It includes ideas with little to no resources as well as some ideas to use with the resources you have.

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of computational thinking, why it is important and how it fits in the classroom.
  • Examples and lessons on how to teach computational thinking.
  • Practical ideas you can use in the classroom right now whether you teach year 0 or year 8.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to implement the digital technologies curriculum and add value to their current teaching and learning programmes.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

With the expectation of Digital Technologies being taught in all classrooms in 2020, it is important to have some tools in your toolbox to support this.
In this webinar, Toni will explore the question… How might digital technologies supersize our current teaching and learning programme?
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. This part will look at the first strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum: Progress outcome “Computational thinking”.
We will explore ways to integrate this strand into literacy, numeracy and almost every other curriculum areas as well as how digital technologies aligns with the key competencies. This webinar is designed to be as relevant and practical as possible with the aim for you to come away with a range of ideas and strategies to integrate digital technologies into your classroom. It includes ideas with little to no resources as well as some ideas to use with the resources you have.

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of designing and developing digital outcomes, why it is important and how it fits in the classroom.
  • Examples of this strand from actual classrooms and students.
  • Practical ideas you can use in the classroom right now whether you teach year 0 or year 8 to implement this strand.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to implement the digital technologies curriculum and add value to their current teaching and learning programmes.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

How do I record student reading behaviours in a Running Record and score for accuracy and understanding?

Marie Clay's research and teachings on Running Records will provide the basis for this series of three workshops.
In this session we will address the key reasons for using Running Records, look at tools required, learn the conventions used to record reading behaviours and finally, address scoring to calculate accuracy, understanding, self-correction rate and retell ability.

What you'll learn

By the end of session one you will have:

  1. a deeper appreciation and understanding of the value of running records
  2. a more thorough knowledge of how to record and score a running record
  3. a deeper appreciation of the importance of sharing the results with the student

Target audience

All teachers who want to improve their knowledge and delivery in the recording and scoring of running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Interpreting a Running Record

In this session you will have an opportunity to practice taking a short running record from a recording of a child reading.
We will then discuss the conventions, calculate for accuracy and self-correction rate. I’ll also share with you a quick way to calculate retell (another indicator of understanding).

Errors and self-corrections will be analysed in order to determine what information (meaning, structure and visual) the child is utilising and neglecting and reading behaviours will be identified.

This information will be used to inform our teaching decisions which will be addressed in Session three.

What you'll learn

By the end of this session you will have:

  1. a better understanding of how to record reading behaviours
  2. You will have clarity around scoring for accuracy and self-correcting
  3. You will have a deeper understanding of how to analyse errors and self-corrections
  4. An appreciation of the importance of recording what the reading sounds like

Target audience

All teachers who want to develop proficiency in recording and analysing running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Using information from the Running Record to inform my teaching

In this session we will return to the running record from session 2.

All information gathered will be used to create a narrative about the child’s reading - useful strategies used by the child, strategies neglected, phrasing, fluency, expression and punctuation.

Next Steps Identified:

  • What do I continue to foster for this student?
  • What is my next key teaching goal?

What you'll learn

After this webinar:

  1. You will develop a broader awareness of the vast information available in a running record
  2. become more efficient at quickly identifying student strengths and challenges in reading
  3. You will feel better informed when making next teaching steps

Target audience

All teachers who have already engaged in Sessions 1 and 2 of this series.
All teachers who want to make better informed decisions about their next teaching steps in reading.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

An essential webinar that covers the important aspects of brain development - from children 0 - 32 years. Important information that will help all teachers understand their learners better.

What you'll learn

This webinar has 3 key learning outcomes:

  • neurosequential development of the brain
  • cognitive functions are supported by social emotional wellbeing
  • role of mindfulness and why this is important to learning

 

Target audience

All teachers and school leaders

ECE, Primary, Secondary
45 minutes
$175.00

excl. GST

Learners come to life when they connect with the people they’re near and engage with material that strikes a chord with their soul. A culturally engaged classroom is where teachers can make personal connections with their students by providing them with material that is relevant and real. When learners are at the centre of discussion and thinking, creativity flows.

This workshop will provide an overarching outline of the key qualities of inclusive leaders and how pivotal diversity and inclusion has become over the years in developing strategic goals of a school as well as building competent and confident staff who can connect with students and families from all walks of life.

The teacher who knows their learner and provides a wide variety of stimulating activities to connect the learner with real life matter creates a classroom that is engaged and inclusive.

What you'll learn

  1. Understand the relevance of diversity and inclusion for schools in Aotearoa NZ
  2. Be introduced to key concepts such as cultural intelligence and unconscious bias
  3. Outline some key signature traits of inclusive leaders

Target audience

This webinar is designed for everyone in the school community – this includes the Board of Trustees, Principals, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Beginning teachers, office staff and administrators. It is beneficial for everyone connected to the school.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

A Literacy Lens with parent, teacher, ex principal and now expert consultant Carla McNeil of Learning Matters Ltd.
This webinar is an opportunity for school leaders, sencos and teachers to come together to learn about and or review quality practices and systems in relation to students with dyslexia or suspected dyslexia. We will explore the key indicators for dyslexia, what classroom teachers should be on the lookout for, suitable classroom and intervention(literacy) assessment tools and practical strategies or building reading fluency.
Based on current science and research this webinar is a cost and time effective way for you to ensure your schoolwide or classroom practice is ultimately where it needs to be to make a difference for all.

What you'll learn

  1. Relevant information to review their classroom and schoolwide systems in relation to detecting dyslexia as well as teaching those to read and write with dyslexia.
  2. Teachers will leave feeling like they have increased knowledge, systems in the making, a list of potential work-ons and ultimately empowered by the fact that they can make the biggest difference in the life of these students and their families.
  3. Teachers and schools will walk away with a checklist of areas to consider in their practice and leadership.

Target audience

Classroom Teachers, School Sencos, Learning Support coordinators, Principals, Teaching Assistants

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Encouraging passionate writers can be a tricky thing to balance, when you’ve got a classroom full of other students who also need your attention.

This webinar will explore ways to identify and support students’ strengths and weaknesses in writing, extension exercises for passionate writers, and ways to incorporate students’ own projects into a class environment.

What you'll learn

  1. Gain new ideas and inspiration for extension writing exercises
  2. Identify ways to support writing strengths and weakness
  3. Explore ways to incorporate students’ passion projects into a class environment

Target audience

Teachers who are working with students who are passionate writers or with students who are looking for extension in their writing.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Pulling your hair out trying to persuade students to write?

This webinar will cover common reasons why children who are capable of writing sometimes still struggle to get words on a page, along with strategies, writing exercises, games and activities to encourage reluctant writers.

A former reluctant writer herself, Helen draws on her own experience of struggling with writing at primary school, along with her years of experience as both an award-winning writer and creative writing tutor for this presentation.

What you'll learn

  1. Identify common writing blocks in children
  2. Explore strategies for addressing writing blocks
  3. Gain new ideas and inspiration for writing exercises, games and activities

Target audience

Primary and intermediate teachers working with children who possess the ability to write but still struggle to get words on a page.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Doesn’t every person deserve to be well? How about every teacher?
The first in a series of three webinars, this session explores what wellbeing is, why it’s important for educators and how we can increase teacher wellbeing.
International literature on teacher and leader wellbeing shows 5 key drivers, 5 avenues that can be used to enhance wellbeing in centres, kura and schools. In this session, the focus will be on practical ways to optimise teacher wellbeing with a few stories and a bit of humour thrown in for good measure.
Further sessions will focus on wellbeing in the classroom and leading flourishing institutions.

What you'll learn

  • Explore what wellbeing means
  • Explain why educator wellbeing is important
  • Provide practical ways to enhance wellbeing

Target audience

Teachers, Leaders, Education Professionals

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Getting children moving isn't just good for health but may also boost brain power. In this very practical webinar, Deb Garea will take you through the process of designing and delivering physical education lessons that link to literacy (years 0 – 2).

Everyone loves a freebie, especially teachers so Deb is also giving away her unit plans overviews, session plans and suggested equipment lists to help get you started. These resources are based on a successful PE programme she introduced at Mt Maunganui Primary School in 2018.

Don't delay, register now and help your students learn more effectively by introducing fun active games such as Alphabet Soup and Letter Jab into your PE programme. Your learners will thank you for it!

What you'll learn

Learn how to:

  • Design and deliver PE lessons that promote literacy
  • Identify the key differences between sport vs PE
  • Use practical games to teach fundamental movement skills

 

Target audience

Year 0-2 Primary School Teachers.

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Teachers everywhere are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of students having ownership over their learning. We know that students weaving their own path through the curriculum and creating and using their own learning goals is well worth the effort, as it increases both engagement and achievement and gives students vital skills to learn how to learn. However if we want them to have this degree of agency and ownership in their learning, we have to make it very clear what it is we’re expecting them to own and be agents of. This means we need to ‘Make Learning Visible’ for all our students and this is no easy feat given the complexity and depth of the curriculum - particularly in the area of literacy. But what is it we need to make visible to students? How do we get them to the point of understanding learning well enough to create their own goals and plan their own pathway to build both their strengths and weaknesses? This webinar will address these key questions and you will come away with practical ideas and examples for making it happen in your space.

What you'll learn

Key learning outcomes for this webinar are:

1. How do I make the curriculum clear and learning visible to students from early Level 1 right through to Level 4 and 5?

2. What practical ideas and strategies work to help students understand what their goals are and why?

3. What do I need to do to involve my students in planning to meet their identified goals

Target audience

Primary Teachers, Y0-8; Primary Principals; Primary Leaders

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

This webinar will cover the essential steps in setting up an effective innovative learning environments: from ensuring everyone in the team is on the same page; to designing and laying out the physical environment; to planning for and using a range of different mode of co-teaching. Through exploring case-studies and step-by-step guides, by the end of the session you’ll have a very good understanding of what works in ILEs and what doesn’t. This is ‘must do’ PLD for anyone teaching in a collaborative space.

What you'll learn

  1. Understand how to be an effective collaborative team
  2. Understand how to design an inclusive physical environment
  3. Understand a range of different approaches to co-teaching

Target audience

Teachers and team leaders who are teaching in an ILE or about to move into one.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

With the expectation of Digital Technologies being taught in all classrooms in 2020, it is important to have some tools in your toolbox to support this.

In this webinar, Toni will explore the question… How might digital technologies supersize our current teaching and learning programmes?

We will look at ways to integrate DT into literacy, numeracy and almost every other curriculum areas as well as how digital technologies aligns with the key competencies. This webinar is designed to be as relevant and practical as possible with the aim for you to come away with a range of ideas and strategies to integrate digital technologies into your classroom. It includes ideas with little to no resources as well as some ideas to use with the resources you have.

What you'll learn

1. A better understanding of the Digital Technologies progress outcomes and what it looks like in classrooms.
2. Practical ideas and tools to integrate digital technologies progress outcomes in your classroom.
3. Practical ideas and tools to supersize current teaching and learning in your classroom.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to implement the digital technologies curriculum and add value to their current teaching and learning programmes.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Empowering learners with agency puts them at the centre of their own learning.  It moves them from being passive recipients of learning, towards having the skills, tools & dispositions to actively drive their own learning in a world of constant change.  Yet even though this is something we all strive for as teachers, it’s not an easy road as it requires a significant shift in both our mindset and our practice.  But it’s much easier if we have a clearer understanding of the steps we can take to increase learner agency.  Then we can choose our own starting point and know exactly what we need to do, to get to the next level with our students.  It’s also very helpful to know a range of practical tools, tips & techniques to manage increasing agency so that it works for the diverse range of learners in your space and so you can avoid some of the common problems teachers encounter throughout their agency journey.  And that’s exactly what this webinar is all about!  Highly practical with real classroom examples, you will come away with lots of ideas to try out with your learners.

What you'll learn

Attendees will learn the following:

1. What steps can I take to increase learner agency in my space?

2. Where and how can I start?

3. What practical tools, tips & techniques are there to manage it in a way that works for all my learners?

4. What can I do to avoid some common problems in the agency journey?

Target audience

Primary Teachers, Y0-8; Primary Principals; Primary Leaders

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Many of the traditional signs and symptoms that we use identify mental illness are only found in adults. Often when children develop mental illness, it presents itself in behavioural problems, such as aggression, running away and acting out.

Some adults do not think that young children can develop mental illness, the latest research says that children can and there are high rates of mental illness even in young children.

Many of the traditional forms of counselling are ineffective for children, this webinar will look at other options.

What you'll learn

Understanding what is normal childhood behaviour and what are signs of mental illness.

Understanding why children display mental illness very differently than adults.

How to approach the family of a child with suspected mental illness.

Target audience

Anyone who works with primary school children, this webinar will also be helpful for those working with older students with learning or developmental disabilities. 

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

60 minutes
$195.00excl. GST

Personality has been considered by some as a somewhat fluffy description of oneself, decided by questionnaires and only vaguely accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The two questions that are really being asked are: In what environment do I thrive and how does my mind work? Knowing this about yourself and others is vital to wellness, mental health and good communication. The fact is we are different and that difference matters. Exactly how different is often a huge surprise. When we accept this, and take action on it, our relationships improve across the board; with colleagues, students, friends and family.

Sue will deliver a series of webinars which will help you understand more about this fascinating topic. We will cover the Myers Briggs framework in a very different way. The first session will give an overview of personality and then explore Extraversion and Introversion from personal, teaching and learning perspectives.

You will learn, laugh and leave enlightened!

What you'll learn

  • A better understanding of oneself
  • An insight into how other people's personality preferences influence our lives
  • Practical tools for differentiation in the classroom

Target audience

Educators and school leaders at every level, pre-school to high school and beyond!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Do you want to know the key components to an effective play based learning approach?

Do you want to know how to cater for individual needs during play?

Do you want to know ways to plan, assess and report to parents on student learning?

Do you want to hear how we successfully implemented a pedagogy of play in our school community?

If yes, then this webinar is for you as we will cover all this and more.

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Develop an awareness of the significance of play in student learning and achievement.
  • Explore the non-negotiables in developing a play approach.
  • Identify ways to plan for, assess and report to parents about individual achievement in a play based classroom.
  • Understand what play based learning looks like at Silverdale School.

Target audience

Anyone interested in understanding more about the pedagogy behind play based learning and how play based learning fits into the primary school

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Do you want to explore how to deliver an integrated curriculum with a focus on creativity and making all learning meaningful and fun?

Do you know what schemas and urges are?

Do you know what provocations and invitations to play are?

Do you know how to set up a play based learning environment?

If yes, then this webinar is for you as we will cover all this and more.

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Understand what schemas and urges are and how this affects our teaching and learning programme.
  • Understand what provocations and invitations to play and how to develop them focusing on student interests and developmental needs.
  • Understand the term ' classroom environment as a third teacher' and how to make the most of your environment to promote curiosity and engagement.

Target audience

Anyone interested in understanding more about the pedagogy behind play based learning and how play based learning fits into the primary school system.

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Rates of suicide are increasing in New Zealand. Suicide can be a scary and intimidating topic for many teachers and staff who work in schools. This webinar will empower anyone who works at a school to have a much better understanding of the causes of suicide, how to help someone who is suicidal and how to refer someone to expert help when it is required.
The webinar will look at several causes of suicide including, depression, childhood trauma, failure, sleep deprivation and the contagion effect. It is based on the latest scientific research in this field, there will be new information for all attendees.

What you'll learn

Attendees will have a greater understanding of the current trends in suicide prevention.

Attendees will gain confidence and knowledge about how to identify signs of suicide and how to approach someone who is suicidal.

Attendees will know how to help someone in a bad situation.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people. There is a mixture of basic and advanced knowledge.

Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

“Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.” -TKI

Knowledge is no longer power, it is what you do with that knowledge that is power.

In this webinar, Toni will explore the question...How might we support our students to be critical and creative thinkers who strive to make a difference in the world? and...how might we encourage them to use their powers for good!

Toni will share practical ways to put students in the driver's seat- to have them exploring and driving learning. We will unpack what project-based learning can look like at different year levels and explore some tried and tested tools and strategies to either dip your toes into PBL or add value to what you already do.

Alongside this, Toni will share ways you can incorporate aspects of the digital technologies curriculum into your PBL or inquiry model.

What you'll learn

  1. An understanding of what PBL is and the thinking that sits behind it.
  2. Some key tools and strategies to try that will add elements of PBL to your learning programmes.
  3. Explicit ways to make the digital technologies curriculum come alive in PBL or inquiry.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to integrate PBL into teaching and learning programmes.
This webinar is aimed more at year 3 and up but there are aspects which would be integrated into a year 0-2 classroom.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

This webinar will explore exactly what the term sight words means and why this is so crucial to reading success. Orthographic Mapping and the development of a sight word bank (or lack thereof) sets many readers apart. Teachers and Teacher assistants will learn about the science of mapping words and how they can make small tweaks to their practice that ultimately make great gains in students reading achievement outcomes.
Let’s not mistake this for a whole word approach we will be talking Structured Literacy all the way. Links and recommendations will be made to appropriate research and evidence-based resources for in-school use.

What you'll learn

  1. What is a sight word
  2. Practical strategies for developing a sight word bank in students of all ages.
  3. Monitoring and measuring progress
  4. Develop a deeper understanding of the role of orthographic mapping and how this leads to increased reading fluency.

Target audience

Classroom Teachers, School Sencos, Learning Support coordinators, Teaching Assistants

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Phonological (sound) awareness is the critical foundation of all literacy learning, yet it remains an area that is not well understood in the classroom.

Removing the jargon and looking at practical approaches to teaching and learning is the focus of this webinar.

What you'll learn

1. Knowledge of the progression of learning
2. Practical approaches for assessing and teaching essential skills

Target audience

Parents, ECE and primary teachers, and/or teachers and parents of learners struggling to use The Code for reading and spelling.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

The landscape for learning is changing. Are you ready for this change? How is your school looking forward and outwards?

This webinar will introduce you to some of the basics of strategic foresight and the world of futures thinking. These ideas are critical for leaders to understand in order to create learning environments that meet the needs of 21st century learners. It is critical to grow the capabilities of teachers and boards to all be part of the future.

What you'll learn

  1. What strategic foresight is and how you can use it in your school
  2. Some simple strategies to develop a futures focused mindframe
  3. How to use a futures wheel to consider the consequences of your change idea

Target audience

School leadership teams that are interested in thinking from a futures perspective and are interested in moving beyond status quo thinking.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

In this webinar you will hear the latest research about how children learn language and how adults can support this amazing process.
You’ll come away with a clear understanding of what exactly is oral language and learn some easy, evidence-based ideas for what to do in the classroom to support it. This is ideal for busy teachers who want to easily embed oral language goals in their everyday teaching.

What you'll learn

  1. What is communication, oral language and the differences between speech and language
  2. Understand the latest research on how children learn language
  3. How you can easily practise and support oral language growth everyday in your classroom

Target audience

Early childhood teachers and primary teachers in the Junior syndicate who want to understand more about oral language, how it underpins literacy and learning, and how they can support it in all their learners.

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

The role of schooling is to prepare learners for the complexity of the world we all now live in. We can now access knowledge in an instant, and as a result, reading, writing and arithmetic are no longer the only fundamental skill sets for the 21st century! Gone are the days of the simplistic learning process of Reading-Remembering-Recalling as this has now been replaced by a far more complex learning process, that enables learners to learn anything, anytime, anywhere with an end point of innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial-ism!

In this webinar Mark will unpack the Learning Process over a series of developmental stages, as learners progress through their school years. By understanding and being able to apply the learning process at a level they can understand, learners can take greater ownership of the learning process and leverage that capability to be able to teach their peers using the micro lesson approach. Mark Will introduce the micro-lesson approach to learning enabling learners to learn far more equitably and efficiently.

Self test: Can you describe the learning process and its 9 stages and are your learners able to apply this process?

Each attendee will be provided access to a 230pp digital resource they can leverage to develop this new capacity within their own context.

What you'll learn

1. The very notion of the purpose of school has changed significantly
2. We are all increasingly accessing and creating information in video format as well as via reading and writing
3. The new focus of learning is to develop conceptual understanding, allowing learners to predict unknown contexts 
4. Mark will unpack the learning process across different levels

Target audience

Educators working at all levels now require an understanding of a far more sophisticated learning process that our learners now require to make sense of a far more complex world. 

Primary, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Quality sleep is vitally important for our well-being. Good sleep improves exam results, lowers rates of mental illness and aggression in school students.
In the last 30 years scientists have discovered significant changes in the teenage brain. One of these changes involves sleeping patterns for teenagers.

This webinar will give you an overview of why sleep is so important for teenagers and how to help your students get better sleep. The material will cover the latest scientific findings in the field of sleep research.

What you'll learn

Understand the science of how good sleep improves academic performance and lowers stress.

Understand what optimal sleep looks like for teenagers.

How to encourage good sleeping behaviour in teenagers.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people in an intermediate or secondary school setting.

 

Primary, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

In this talk I will define play as activity that is (a) self-chosen and self-directed, (b) intrinsically motivated (done for its own sake), (c) structured by the players themselves, and (d) occurs at least partly in an imaginary world. I will describe how each of these qualities contributes to play’s educative power. Children acquire social, emotional, and intellectual skills in play that cannot be taught in the classroom.

What you'll learn

1. Definition of play.
2. What children learn in play.
3. The harm of play deprivation.

Target audience

Parents, teachers, everyone concerned about children.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
Free

excl. GST

Many schools are reporting a significant increase in the number of angry and aggressive students who attend school.

This webinar will look at some of the underlying causes of this behaviour as well as practical strategies to deescalate a tense situation.

What you'll learn

Be able to identify when someone is becoming agitated or distressed. (This may not be obvious until there is an explosive outburst)

Be able to deescalate a situation before it gets worse.

Learn words that aggravate a situation and words that can help to calm someone down.

Understand the underlying causes of aggression in young people.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people in any school school setting. There is a mixture of introductory and advanced knowledge.

Primary, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Video gaming is a mainstream part of youth culture and while for many kids it's an enjoyable hobby, for a small number it can develop into a serious problem or even addiction that impacts on their physical and mental health.
In this webinar, James draws on personal and clinical experience as well as the latest research to help teachers understand how and why some young people develop problems with gaming, what to look for, and what to do about it.

What you'll learn

  1. The psychological drivers behind problematic and addictive gaming and why some kids are more susceptible than others
  2. Effective approaches for talking to young people about their gaming
  3. Practical strategies for helping young people develop healthier gaming habits

Target audience

Teachers who are working with kids who use video games excessively, or in ways that interfere with other areas of their lives.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

In 2016 NZEI commissioned a study on Principal and Teacher wellbeing. It was like reading a horror story.

We cannot leave Wellbeing to chance. It requires a human and systemic review and strategic approach.

In this webinar we look at how you might lead a Wellbeing Review and embed the findings and next steps in schoolwide systems and strategies.

What you'll learn

The Why.

Wellbeing Measurement tools

Reviewing the data

Planning forward in a strategic manner that embeds and sustains changes.

Target audience

Leaders and teachers interested in leading change in their orgnaisational culture.

ECE, Primary, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

With the expectation of Digital Technologies being taught in all classrooms in 2020, it is important to have some tools in your toolbox to support this.
In this webinar, Toni will explore the question… How might digital technologies supersize our current teaching and learning programme?
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. This part will look at the first strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum: Progress outcome “Computational thinking”.
We will explore ways to integrate this strand into literacy, numeracy and almost every other curriculum areas as well as how digital technologies aligns with the key competencies. This webinar is designed to be as relevant and practical as possible with the aim for you to come away with a range of ideas and strategies to integrate digital technologies into your classroom. It includes ideas with little to no resources as well as some ideas to use with the resources you have.

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of computational thinking, why it is important and how it fits in the classroom.
  • Examples and lessons on how to teach computational thinking.
  • Practical ideas you can use in the classroom right now whether you teach year 0 or year 8.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to implement the digital technologies curriculum and add value to their current teaching and learning programmes.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

With the expectation of Digital Technologies being taught in all classrooms in 2020, it is important to have some tools in your toolbox to support this.
In this webinar, Toni will explore the question… How might digital technologies supersize our current teaching and learning programme?
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. This part will look at the first strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum: Progress outcome “Computational thinking”.
We will explore ways to integrate this strand into literacy, numeracy and almost every other curriculum areas as well as how digital technologies aligns with the key competencies. This webinar is designed to be as relevant and practical as possible with the aim for you to come away with a range of ideas and strategies to integrate digital technologies into your classroom. It includes ideas with little to no resources as well as some ideas to use with the resources you have.

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of designing and developing digital outcomes, why it is important and how it fits in the classroom.
  • Examples of this strand from actual classrooms and students.
  • Practical ideas you can use in the classroom right now whether you teach year 0 or year 8 to implement this strand.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to implement the digital technologies curriculum and add value to their current teaching and learning programmes.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

How do I record student reading behaviours in a Running Record and score for accuracy and understanding?

Marie Clay's research and teachings on Running Records will provide the basis for this series of three workshops.
In this session we will address the key reasons for using Running Records, look at tools required, learn the conventions used to record reading behaviours and finally, address scoring to calculate accuracy, understanding, self-correction rate and retell ability.

What you'll learn

By the end of session one you will have:

  1. a deeper appreciation and understanding of the value of running records
  2. a more thorough knowledge of how to record and score a running record
  3. a deeper appreciation of the importance of sharing the results with the student

Target audience

All teachers who want to improve their knowledge and delivery in the recording and scoring of running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Interpreting a Running Record

In this session you will have an opportunity to practice taking a short running record from a recording of a child reading.
We will then discuss the conventions, calculate for accuracy and self-correction rate. I’ll also share with you a quick way to calculate retell (another indicator of understanding).

Errors and self-corrections will be analysed in order to determine what information (meaning, structure and visual) the child is utilising and neglecting and reading behaviours will be identified.

This information will be used to inform our teaching decisions which will be addressed in Session three.

What you'll learn

By the end of this session you will have:

  1. a better understanding of how to record reading behaviours
  2. You will have clarity around scoring for accuracy and self-correcting
  3. You will have a deeper understanding of how to analyse errors and self-corrections
  4. An appreciation of the importance of recording what the reading sounds like

Target audience

All teachers who want to develop proficiency in recording and analysing running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Using information from the Running Record to inform my teaching

In this session we will return to the running record from session 2.

All information gathered will be used to create a narrative about the child’s reading - useful strategies used by the child, strategies neglected, phrasing, fluency, expression and punctuation.

Next Steps Identified:

  • What do I continue to foster for this student?
  • What is my next key teaching goal?

What you'll learn

After this webinar:

  1. You will develop a broader awareness of the vast information available in a running record
  2. become more efficient at quickly identifying student strengths and challenges in reading
  3. You will feel better informed when making next teaching steps

Target audience

All teachers who have already engaged in Sessions 1 and 2 of this series.
All teachers who want to make better informed decisions about their next teaching steps in reading.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

An essential webinar that covers the important aspects of brain development - from children 0 - 32 years. Important information that will help all teachers understand their learners better.

What you'll learn

This webinar has 3 key learning outcomes:

  • neurosequential development of the brain
  • cognitive functions are supported by social emotional wellbeing
  • role of mindfulness and why this is important to learning

 

Target audience

All teachers and school leaders

ECE, Primary, Secondary
45 minutes
$175.00

excl. GST

Learners come to life when they connect with the people they’re near and engage with material that strikes a chord with their soul. A culturally engaged classroom is where teachers can make personal connections with their students by providing them with material that is relevant and real. When learners are at the centre of discussion and thinking, creativity flows.

This workshop will provide an overarching outline of the key qualities of inclusive leaders and how pivotal diversity and inclusion has become over the years in developing strategic goals of a school as well as building competent and confident staff who can connect with students and families from all walks of life.

The teacher who knows their learner and provides a wide variety of stimulating activities to connect the learner with real life matter creates a classroom that is engaged and inclusive.

What you'll learn

  1. Understand the relevance of diversity and inclusion for schools in Aotearoa NZ
  2. Be introduced to key concepts such as cultural intelligence and unconscious bias
  3. Outline some key signature traits of inclusive leaders

Target audience

This webinar is designed for everyone in the school community – this includes the Board of Trustees, Principals, Senior Leaders, Teachers, Beginning teachers, office staff and administrators. It is beneficial for everyone connected to the school.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

A Literacy Lens with parent, teacher, ex principal and now expert consultant Carla McNeil of Learning Matters Ltd.
This webinar is an opportunity for school leaders, sencos and teachers to come together to learn about and or review quality practices and systems in relation to students with dyslexia or suspected dyslexia. We will explore the key indicators for dyslexia, what classroom teachers should be on the lookout for, suitable classroom and intervention(literacy) assessment tools and practical strategies or building reading fluency.
Based on current science and research this webinar is a cost and time effective way for you to ensure your schoolwide or classroom practice is ultimately where it needs to be to make a difference for all.

What you'll learn

  1. Relevant information to review their classroom and schoolwide systems in relation to detecting dyslexia as well as teaching those to read and write with dyslexia.
  2. Teachers will leave feeling like they have increased knowledge, systems in the making, a list of potential work-ons and ultimately empowered by the fact that they can make the biggest difference in the life of these students and their families.
  3. Teachers and schools will walk away with a checklist of areas to consider in their practice and leadership.

Target audience

Classroom Teachers, School Sencos, Learning Support coordinators, Principals, Teaching Assistants

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Encouraging passionate writers can be a tricky thing to balance, when you’ve got a classroom full of other students who also need your attention.

This webinar will explore ways to identify and support students’ strengths and weaknesses in writing, extension exercises for passionate writers, and ways to incorporate students’ own projects into a class environment.

What you'll learn

  1. Gain new ideas and inspiration for extension writing exercises
  2. Identify ways to support writing strengths and weakness
  3. Explore ways to incorporate students’ passion projects into a class environment

Target audience

Teachers who are working with students who are passionate writers or with students who are looking for extension in their writing.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Pulling your hair out trying to persuade students to write?

This webinar will cover common reasons why children who are capable of writing sometimes still struggle to get words on a page, along with strategies, writing exercises, games and activities to encourage reluctant writers.

A former reluctant writer herself, Helen draws on her own experience of struggling with writing at primary school, along with her years of experience as both an award-winning writer and creative writing tutor for this presentation.

What you'll learn

  1. Identify common writing blocks in children
  2. Explore strategies for addressing writing blocks
  3. Gain new ideas and inspiration for writing exercises, games and activities

Target audience

Primary and intermediate teachers working with children who possess the ability to write but still struggle to get words on a page.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Doesn’t every person deserve to be well? How about every teacher?
The first in a series of three webinars, this session explores what wellbeing is, why it’s important for educators and how we can increase teacher wellbeing.
International literature on teacher and leader wellbeing shows 5 key drivers, 5 avenues that can be used to enhance wellbeing in centres, kura and schools. In this session, the focus will be on practical ways to optimise teacher wellbeing with a few stories and a bit of humour thrown in for good measure.
Further sessions will focus on wellbeing in the classroom and leading flourishing institutions.

What you'll learn

  • Explore what wellbeing means
  • Explain why educator wellbeing is important
  • Provide practical ways to enhance wellbeing

Target audience

Teachers, Leaders, Education Professionals

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Getting children moving isn't just good for health but may also boost brain power. In this very practical webinar, Deb Garea will take you through the process of designing and delivering physical education lessons that link to literacy (years 0 – 2).

Everyone loves a freebie, especially teachers so Deb is also giving away her unit plans overviews, session plans and suggested equipment lists to help get you started. These resources are based on a successful PE programme she introduced at Mt Maunganui Primary School in 2018.

Don't delay, register now and help your students learn more effectively by introducing fun active games such as Alphabet Soup and Letter Jab into your PE programme. Your learners will thank you for it!

What you'll learn

Learn how to:

  • Design and deliver PE lessons that promote literacy
  • Identify the key differences between sport vs PE
  • Use practical games to teach fundamental movement skills

 

Target audience

Year 0-2 Primary School Teachers.

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Teachers everywhere are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of students having ownership over their learning. We know that students weaving their own path through the curriculum and creating and using their own learning goals is well worth the effort, as it increases both engagement and achievement and gives students vital skills to learn how to learn. However if we want them to have this degree of agency and ownership in their learning, we have to make it very clear what it is we’re expecting them to own and be agents of. This means we need to ‘Make Learning Visible’ for all our students and this is no easy feat given the complexity and depth of the curriculum - particularly in the area of literacy. But what is it we need to make visible to students? How do we get them to the point of understanding learning well enough to create their own goals and plan their own pathway to build both their strengths and weaknesses? This webinar will address these key questions and you will come away with practical ideas and examples for making it happen in your space.

What you'll learn

Key learning outcomes for this webinar are:

1. How do I make the curriculum clear and learning visible to students from early Level 1 right through to Level 4 and 5?

2. What practical ideas and strategies work to help students understand what their goals are and why?

3. What do I need to do to involve my students in planning to meet their identified goals

Target audience

Primary Teachers, Y0-8; Primary Principals; Primary Leaders

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

This webinar will cover the essential steps in setting up an effective innovative learning environments: from ensuring everyone in the team is on the same page; to designing and laying out the physical environment; to planning for and using a range of different mode of co-teaching. Through exploring case-studies and step-by-step guides, by the end of the session you’ll have a very good understanding of what works in ILEs and what doesn’t. This is ‘must do’ PLD for anyone teaching in a collaborative space.

What you'll learn

  1. Understand how to be an effective collaborative team
  2. Understand how to design an inclusive physical environment
  3. Understand a range of different approaches to co-teaching

Target audience

Teachers and team leaders who are teaching in an ILE or about to move into one.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

With the expectation of Digital Technologies being taught in all classrooms in 2020, it is important to have some tools in your toolbox to support this.

In this webinar, Toni will explore the question… How might digital technologies supersize our current teaching and learning programmes?

We will look at ways to integrate DT into literacy, numeracy and almost every other curriculum areas as well as how digital technologies aligns with the key competencies. This webinar is designed to be as relevant and practical as possible with the aim for you to come away with a range of ideas and strategies to integrate digital technologies into your classroom. It includes ideas with little to no resources as well as some ideas to use with the resources you have.

What you'll learn

1. A better understanding of the Digital Technologies progress outcomes and what it looks like in classrooms.
2. Practical ideas and tools to integrate digital technologies progress outcomes in your classroom.
3. Practical ideas and tools to supersize current teaching and learning in your classroom.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to implement the digital technologies curriculum and add value to their current teaching and learning programmes.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Empowering learners with agency puts them at the centre of their own learning.  It moves them from being passive recipients of learning, towards having the skills, tools & dispositions to actively drive their own learning in a world of constant change.  Yet even though this is something we all strive for as teachers, it’s not an easy road as it requires a significant shift in both our mindset and our practice.  But it’s much easier if we have a clearer understanding of the steps we can take to increase learner agency.  Then we can choose our own starting point and know exactly what we need to do, to get to the next level with our students.  It’s also very helpful to know a range of practical tools, tips & techniques to manage increasing agency so that it works for the diverse range of learners in your space and so you can avoid some of the common problems teachers encounter throughout their agency journey.  And that’s exactly what this webinar is all about!  Highly practical with real classroom examples, you will come away with lots of ideas to try out with your learners.

What you'll learn

Attendees will learn the following:

1. What steps can I take to increase learner agency in my space?

2. Where and how can I start?

3. What practical tools, tips & techniques are there to manage it in a way that works for all my learners?

4. What can I do to avoid some common problems in the agency journey?

Target audience

Primary Teachers, Y0-8; Primary Principals; Primary Leaders

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Many of the traditional signs and symptoms that we use identify mental illness are only found in adults. Often when children develop mental illness, it presents itself in behavioural problems, such as aggression, running away and acting out.

Some adults do not think that young children can develop mental illness, the latest research says that children can and there are high rates of mental illness even in young children.

Many of the traditional forms of counselling are ineffective for children, this webinar will look at other options.

What you'll learn

Understanding what is normal childhood behaviour and what are signs of mental illness.

Understanding why children display mental illness very differently than adults.

How to approach the family of a child with suspected mental illness.

Target audience

Anyone who works with primary school children, this webinar will also be helpful for those working with older students with learning or developmental disabilities. 

Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

60 minutes
$195.00excl. GST

Personality has been considered by some as a somewhat fluffy description of oneself, decided by questionnaires and only vaguely accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The two questions that are really being asked are: In what environment do I thrive and how does my mind work? Knowing this about yourself and others is vital to wellness, mental health and good communication. The fact is we are different and that difference matters. Exactly how different is often a huge surprise. When we accept this, and take action on it, our relationships improve across the board; with colleagues, students, friends and family.

Sue will deliver a series of webinars which will help you understand more about this fascinating topic. We will cover the Myers Briggs framework in a very different way. The first session will give an overview of personality and then explore Extraversion and Introversion from personal, teaching and learning perspectives.

You will learn, laugh and leave enlightened!

What you'll learn

  • A better understanding of oneself
  • An insight into how other people's personality preferences influence our lives
  • Practical tools for differentiation in the classroom

Target audience

Educators and school leaders at every level, pre-school to high school and beyond!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Do you want to know the key components to an effective play based learning approach?

Do you want to know how to cater for individual needs during play?

Do you want to know ways to plan, assess and report to parents on student learning?

Do you want to hear how we successfully implemented a pedagogy of play in our school community?

If yes, then this webinar is for you as we will cover all this and more.

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Develop an awareness of the significance of play in student learning and achievement.
  • Explore the non-negotiables in developing a play approach.
  • Identify ways to plan for, assess and report to parents about individual achievement in a play based classroom.
  • Understand what play based learning looks like at Silverdale School.

Target audience

Anyone interested in understanding more about the pedagogy behind play based learning and how play based learning fits into the primary school

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Do you want to explore how to deliver an integrated curriculum with a focus on creativity and making all learning meaningful and fun?

Do you know what schemas and urges are?

Do you know what provocations and invitations to play are?

Do you know how to set up a play based learning environment?

If yes, then this webinar is for you as we will cover all this and more.

What you'll learn

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Understand what schemas and urges are and how this affects our teaching and learning programme.
  • Understand what provocations and invitations to play and how to develop them focusing on student interests and developmental needs.
  • Understand the term ' classroom environment as a third teacher' and how to make the most of your environment to promote curiosity and engagement.

Target audience

Anyone interested in understanding more about the pedagogy behind play based learning and how play based learning fits into the primary school system.

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Rates of suicide are increasing in New Zealand. Suicide can be a scary and intimidating topic for many teachers and staff who work in schools. This webinar will empower anyone who works at a school to have a much better understanding of the causes of suicide, how to help someone who is suicidal and how to refer someone to expert help when it is required.
The webinar will look at several causes of suicide including, depression, childhood trauma, failure, sleep deprivation and the contagion effect. It is based on the latest scientific research in this field, there will be new information for all attendees.

What you'll learn

Attendees will have a greater understanding of the current trends in suicide prevention.

Attendees will gain confidence and knowledge about how to identify signs of suicide and how to approach someone who is suicidal.

Attendees will know how to help someone in a bad situation.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people. There is a mixture of basic and advanced knowledge.

Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

“Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.” -TKI

Knowledge is no longer power, it is what you do with that knowledge that is power.

In this webinar, Toni will explore the question...How might we support our students to be critical and creative thinkers who strive to make a difference in the world? and...how might we encourage them to use their powers for good!

Toni will share practical ways to put students in the driver's seat- to have them exploring and driving learning. We will unpack what project-based learning can look like at different year levels and explore some tried and tested tools and strategies to either dip your toes into PBL or add value to what you already do.

Alongside this, Toni will share ways you can incorporate aspects of the digital technologies curriculum into your PBL or inquiry model.

What you'll learn

  1. An understanding of what PBL is and the thinking that sits behind it.
  2. Some key tools and strategies to try that will add elements of PBL to your learning programmes.
  3. Explicit ways to make the digital technologies curriculum come alive in PBL or inquiry.

Target audience

Teachers and school leaders who would like to develop a more practical understanding of how to integrate PBL into teaching and learning programmes.
This webinar is aimed more at year 3 and up but there are aspects which would be integrated into a year 0-2 classroom.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST