Catalogue

English

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

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

Health & Physical Education

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

Mathematics & Statistics

Dr Nic’s favourite topic is fractions! Sadly, fractions can be the topic where learners cease to understand and lose their love for mathematics. Teachers can feel daunted by fractions. Becoming proficient and fluent with fractions provides a rock on which to build success in more advanced mathematics.

Research has uncovered factors that make fractions difficult to learn and teach. In this workshop Dr Nic presents the findings and through active participation teachers gain ideas for teaching fractions.

What you'll learn

  • Be able to summarise the research around why fraction operations are difficult to master
  • Better understand the challenges individual learners face in using fractions
  • Gain learning activities and games that develop number sense around fractions

Target audience

All teachers who teach fractions can gain from the insights in this webinar. In particular it is aimed at curriculum levels 3 and 4.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

They need to know their tables!

Number fluency is essential for continuing development in mathematics. Fluency involves conceptual understanding and not just automaticity. The key to fluency is sustained enjoyable practice. In this workshop we will examine what fluency is, with insights from research. We will also explore games and puzzles that develop fluency with multiplication facts.

What you'll learn

  • Have a working definition of procedural fluency
  • Re-examine the relationship between timed testing and fluency
  • Learn puzzles, games and activities that develop fluency

Target audience

This webinar is suited to teachers of Years 5 to 9, who are wanting to develop fluency in their maths learners. It is ideal to watch with a friend so you can try out the activities together.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Your heart races, your mind goes blank, you feel sick – these are symptoms of maths trauma. Upsetting experiences when learning mathematics can cause people to experience symptoms for the rest of their life. One third of primary teachers have been found to have experienced maths trauma – and it is NOT their fault. In this workshop, Dr Nic will explain the symptoms and causes of maths trauma and provide ways for teachers to deal with their own trauma and avoid passing it on to their learners. The single step of recognising and owning your trauma can be pivotal.

What you'll learn

  • You will recognise the symptoms of maths trauma in yourselves and others.
  • You will learn techniques to help overcome the effects of maths trauma.
  • You will know how to reduce potential maths trauma in your learners.

Target Audience

This is especially aimed at primary and intermediate teachers who feel less confident in teaching mathematics as a result of their own experiences with mathematics.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

This webinar will cover why it was decided to change the way we teach and how this has developed into a course that allows each student to develop a personalised programme that suits their needs.
It uses flipped learning, student written assessment, choice of standards, flexible timeframes for learning and assessment, academic mentoring and lots of teacher-student interaction.
Join in a conversation about how over 1100 secondary students are deciding what, when and how they want to learn.
This programme was developed in a Maths situation but is applicable to a wide range of secondary classes.

What you'll learn

  1. Evidence that students can be responsible for their learning
  2. Confirmation that students have different goals and individual rates of learning
  3. We can change without waiting for the perfect situation or the full solution

Target audience

Anyone who wants to prepare students for their future rather than our past. Particularly relevant for secondary teachers.

Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Science

Science Magic in the Classroom!

Physical vs Chemical reactions, cross curricular, multi-level.

This webinar will provide the teacher with ideas and experiments to use in the classroom, designed to inspire teachers to integrate science into a busy curriculum. Watch today and you will be doing science with your class tomorrow!
This presentation will include physical and chemical properties, grouping materials, everyday chemical reactions, observed changes, evidence of reactions and more.

What you'll learn

  • Identify chemical and physical reactions
  • Grouping materials, attributes
  • How to make observations

Target audience

Principals, Primary Teachers, RTLB

ECE, Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

The Science Capabilities in yr 0-8 classrooms: what are they, why should we care and how do we implement a teaching programme that builds these in our students?

What you'll learn

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. identify the five science capabilities and arrange these alongside the nature of science sub strands;
2. apply student progress indicators across all of the five capabilities;
3. design lesson plans that explicitly develop the capabilities in their students.

Target audience

Useful for all teachers and leaders in NZ year 0-8 schools but especially designed for primary science lead teachers.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

60 minutes
$195.00excl. GST

The Science of sound and other hands-on ideas for teaching physical science concepts and skills in yr0-8: simple, cheap and fun activities that spark curious questions in students of all ages.

What you'll learn

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. identify physical world science concepts relevant to yr0-8 students;
2. discuss pros and cons of a variety of physical world science experiments;
3. confidently deliver a range of science activities linked to the topic of sound.

Target audience

All year 0-8 teachers will find this useful, especially in preparation for primary science week in May which this year focusses on ‘Sounds of Aotearoa’.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Technology

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 2 of a 2 part series. This part will look at the second strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum: Progress outcome “Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes”

We will explore ways to integrate this strand into your core learning areas and use a ‘design thinking’ problem- based learning approach in your inquiry time.

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

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

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

“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

English

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

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

Health & Physical Education

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

Mathematics & Statistics

Dr Nic’s favourite topic is fractions! Sadly, fractions can be the topic where learners cease to understand and lose their love for mathematics. Teachers can feel daunted by fractions. Becoming proficient and fluent with fractions provides a rock on which to build success in more advanced mathematics.

Research has uncovered factors that make fractions difficult to learn and teach. In this workshop Dr Nic presents the findings and through active participation teachers gain ideas for teaching fractions.

What you'll learn

  • Be able to summarise the research around why fraction operations are difficult to master
  • Better understand the challenges individual learners face in using fractions
  • Gain learning activities and games that develop number sense around fractions

Target audience

All teachers who teach fractions can gain from the insights in this webinar. In particular it is aimed at curriculum levels 3 and 4.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

They need to know their tables!

Number fluency is essential for continuing development in mathematics. Fluency involves conceptual understanding and not just automaticity. The key to fluency is sustained enjoyable practice. In this workshop we will examine what fluency is, with insights from research. We will also explore games and puzzles that develop fluency with multiplication facts.

What you'll learn

  • Have a working definition of procedural fluency
  • Re-examine the relationship between timed testing and fluency
  • Learn puzzles, games and activities that develop fluency

Target audience

This webinar is suited to teachers of Years 5 to 9, who are wanting to develop fluency in their maths learners. It is ideal to watch with a friend so you can try out the activities together.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Your heart races, your mind goes blank, you feel sick – these are symptoms of maths trauma. Upsetting experiences when learning mathematics can cause people to experience symptoms for the rest of their life. One third of primary teachers have been found to have experienced maths trauma – and it is NOT their fault. In this workshop, Dr Nic will explain the symptoms and causes of maths trauma and provide ways for teachers to deal with their own trauma and avoid passing it on to their learners. The single step of recognising and owning your trauma can be pivotal.

What you'll learn

  • You will recognise the symptoms of maths trauma in yourselves and others.
  • You will learn techniques to help overcome the effects of maths trauma.
  • You will know how to reduce potential maths trauma in your learners.

Target Audience

This is especially aimed at primary and intermediate teachers who feel less confident in teaching mathematics as a result of their own experiences with mathematics.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

This webinar will cover why it was decided to change the way we teach and how this has developed into a course that allows each student to develop a personalised programme that suits their needs.
It uses flipped learning, student written assessment, choice of standards, flexible timeframes for learning and assessment, academic mentoring and lots of teacher-student interaction.
Join in a conversation about how over 1100 secondary students are deciding what, when and how they want to learn.
This programme was developed in a Maths situation but is applicable to a wide range of secondary classes.

What you'll learn

  1. Evidence that students can be responsible for their learning
  2. Confirmation that students have different goals and individual rates of learning
  3. We can change without waiting for the perfect situation or the full solution

Target audience

Anyone who wants to prepare students for their future rather than our past. Particularly relevant for secondary teachers.

Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Science

Science Magic in the Classroom!

Physical vs Chemical reactions, cross curricular, multi-level.

This webinar will provide the teacher with ideas and experiments to use in the classroom, designed to inspire teachers to integrate science into a busy curriculum. Watch today and you will be doing science with your class tomorrow!
This presentation will include physical and chemical properties, grouping materials, everyday chemical reactions, observed changes, evidence of reactions and more.

What you'll learn

  • Identify chemical and physical reactions
  • Grouping materials, attributes
  • How to make observations

Target audience

Principals, Primary Teachers, RTLB

ECE, Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

The Science Capabilities in yr 0-8 classrooms: what are they, why should we care and how do we implement a teaching programme that builds these in our students?

What you'll learn

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. identify the five science capabilities and arrange these alongside the nature of science sub strands;
2. apply student progress indicators across all of the five capabilities;
3. design lesson plans that explicitly develop the capabilities in their students.

Target audience

Useful for all teachers and leaders in NZ year 0-8 schools but especially designed for primary science lead teachers.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

60 minutes
$195.00excl. GST

The Science of sound and other hands-on ideas for teaching physical science concepts and skills in yr0-8: simple, cheap and fun activities that spark curious questions in students of all ages.

What you'll learn

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. identify physical world science concepts relevant to yr0-8 students;
2. discuss pros and cons of a variety of physical world science experiments;
3. confidently deliver a range of science activities linked to the topic of sound.

Target audience

All year 0-8 teachers will find this useful, especially in preparation for primary science week in May which this year focusses on ‘Sounds of Aotearoa’.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Technology

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 2 of a 2 part series. This part will look at the second strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum: Progress outcome “Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes”

We will explore ways to integrate this strand into your core learning areas and use a ‘design thinking’ problem- based learning approach in your inquiry time.

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

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

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

“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

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