Recorded Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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