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Upcoming Webinars

Modern educators work extremely hard to prepare young people for the future, but how much of teacher practice is based on evidence and how much is based on myths or fallacies? In this webinar, we will consider the elements of truth and the large doses of myth and falsehood inherent in some of the most common ideas current in education today. Using Daisy Christodoulou’s ‘7 Myths About Education’ (2013) as a starting point, we will consider how to see through the myths and understand what teachers should dedicate their attention to instead.

What you'll learn

  • To be able to identify the myths and falsehoods embedded in much of modern education discourse.
  • To understand the research evidence that demonstrates the inaccuracies of those ideas.
  • To know what the research evidence from cognitive psychology tells us about how teachers should focus their energy instead.

Target audience

This webinar will be most helpful for classroom practitioners and school leaders.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Adolescence can be such a difficult time for both the individual going through it and those supporting them.

Understanding the neuroscience of what is going on in the brain and body during this transition won’t necessarily stop the behaviours that occur, but it will help us understand them. Through understanding, we can lessen the pressure that is put on these youth. This not only helps us maximise the development during the period, but it can improve relationships and reduce the emotional stress youth may be feeling.

This session will cover aspects such as facial recognition, perspective taking, the alteration in dopamine activity and the all-important issue of parental separation. These issues and more will be unpacked and explained.

What you'll learn

  • Why is the adolescent transition necessary?
  • What are some of the neurological changes that occur?
  • How can we support this transition?

Target audience

Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).

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 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

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

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

A successful transition from ECE to primary school is critical for contributing towards a positive learning journey for children. Relationships are central to a child experiencing an affirming transition experience, however an absence of studies that investigate what kinds of relationships and how they can be established necessitates the need for empirical research in this area. My doctoral study fills this void by exploring "How relationships with people, places and things are established during the transition from an early childhood setting to school?". My presentation will share key findings from my research.

What you'll learn

  • Practical ideas to implement around the transition
  • Share current research about transition practices
  • Discussion points to share with colleagues about transition practices

Target audience

Early Childhood Education teachers and new entrant teachers and leadership in each setting.

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Upcoming Webinars

Modern educators work extremely hard to prepare young people for the future, but how much of teacher practice is based on evidence and how much is based on myths or fallacies? In this webinar, we will consider the elements of truth and the large doses of myth and falsehood inherent in some of the most common ideas current in education today. Using Daisy Christodoulou’s ‘7 Myths About Education’ (2013) as a starting point, we will consider how to see through the myths and understand what teachers should dedicate their attention to instead.

What you'll learn

  • To be able to identify the myths and falsehoods embedded in much of modern education discourse.
  • To understand the research evidence that demonstrates the inaccuracies of those ideas.
  • To know what the research evidence from cognitive psychology tells us about how teachers should focus their energy instead.

Target audience

This webinar will be most helpful for classroom practitioners and school leaders.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

Adolescence can be such a difficult time for both the individual going through it and those supporting them.

Understanding the neuroscience of what is going on in the brain and body during this transition won’t necessarily stop the behaviours that occur, but it will help us understand them. Through understanding, we can lessen the pressure that is put on these youth. This not only helps us maximise the development during the period, but it can improve relationships and reduce the emotional stress youth may be feeling.

This session will cover aspects such as facial recognition, perspective taking, the alteration in dopamine activity and the all-important issue of parental separation. These issues and more will be unpacked and explained.

What you'll learn

  • Why is the adolescent transition necessary?
  • What are some of the neurological changes that occur?
  • How can we support this transition?

Target audience

Those supporting students about to enter, or in the early stages of, adolescence (adolescence begins at puberty).

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 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

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

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

A successful transition from ECE to primary school is critical for contributing towards a positive learning journey for children. Relationships are central to a child experiencing an affirming transition experience, however an absence of studies that investigate what kinds of relationships and how they can be established necessitates the need for empirical research in this area. My doctoral study fills this void by exploring "How relationships with people, places and things are established during the transition from an early childhood setting to school?". My presentation will share key findings from my research.

What you'll learn

  • Practical ideas to implement around the transition
  • Share current research about transition practices
  • Discussion points to share with colleagues about transition practices

Target audience

Early Childhood Education teachers and new entrant teachers and leadership in each setting.

ECE, Primary
60 minutes
$195.00

excl. GST

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