Recorded Webinars

We focus a lot on preventing students from bullying each other, but what about preventing bullying among staff? Bullying does not just happen to students it can happen to and between staff. Students can even bully teachers.

Bullying has been shown to have a devastating effect on our well-being and mental health. Workplaces are required by law to provide a safe environment for everyone who is on site.

Bullying is unacceptable, if it is happening to you there are ways to stop it.

This webinar will cover bullying form other teachers, school leadership, office staff, students and parents.

What you'll learn

What is “having a laugh,” cultural differences, constructive feedback and what is bullying?

What are the different types of bullying from, belittling, gossip, exclusion and many others?

How does bullying affect our mental health and well-being?

What does research say are the most effective strategies for managing bullying?

What practical steps can you take if you are being bullied?

What options do you have if a school does not listen to you?

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Anxiety disorders affect almost half of all people with ASD. In this webinar, we will explain anxiety in autism, what causes anxiety in this group and how to best support these students.

This webinar goes together with the next one on Emotion Regulation issues in students with ASD.

What you'll learn

Strategies for supporting anxious students with ASD

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Wellbeing, safety and confidence in the online space couldn’t be more important than right now.

Many children and teens are online spending greater amounts of time connecting, playing, learning, creating, and engaging with a big open online world. And, it’s not without challenges and risks. We know new scams have emerged during this lockdown period, and grooming and predatory behaviour have increased.

It’s important we understand their world online (NZ context), and implement ways to support the safety and wellbeing of every student if we’re requiring them to learn in this space and on digital devices.

Fortunately, it’s not a huge step to make a great difference. Schools will already have in place the frameworks and approaches that lend well to embedding online citizenship and safety concepts, knowledge and skills.

This presentation explores what’s needed, and offers ways to think about implementation. Also, some great resources and schools’ examples are shared.

What you'll learn

  • What we know about NZ children and young people, and current online challenges;
  • How we can embed concepts of digital citizenship, wellbeing and safety into our learning;
  • How we can give agency to students in developing a positive ‘online’ culture at school and home;
  • What recommended resources are available to us;
  • Ways we can engage our Whānau and families in supporting their young people around online safety.

Takeaways

  • New understandings and ideas for implementing learning
  • An overview of key concepts and information, with links to key sites and resources
  • A comprehensive list of awesome online resources around Digital Citizenship and safety online
  • A personal checklist to consider the safe use of sites and apps used in the learning landscape

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

We use the word ‘resilience’ all the time. We all want to be resilient and to build resilience in others. But what does the word ‘resilience’ actually mean?
This session will use neuroscience, biology and psychology to unpack what resilience actually looks and feels like. This way we can recognise when it exists, and also learn how to create/build it in ourselves and others.
We will also understand how our modern environment is often limiting the development of resilience. Through this recognition, we can take steps to mitigate this.
Rather than some major undertaking, building resilience is about ensuring we create multiple moments of tolerable stress, within a supportive, attuned relationship. And the exciting news is, that we are doing it, we are raising resilience every day in our environments. We just need to do it more explicitly and accurately.
The information in this session will help us all, it is for ourselves and those we support.

What you'll learn

  • What resilience ‘looks like’
  • What can impact development of resilience
  • How we build resilience in ourselves and others

Target audience

Those who have the capacity to build attuned relationships with tamariki and rangitahi, and the desire to increase resilience in them.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Research shows that rates of anxiety among parents, teachers and students was already exceptionally high before the outbreak of Coronavirus, now it is even higher for many.

Anxiety and worry are emotional states that can be changed. This webinar will show you effective, evidence-based strategies to manage distressing feelings. Often people who feel distressed are told to just breathe, this webinar will look far beyond that.

We will look at what teachers can and should manage themselves and when they need to seek outside help from a health professional.

This webinar will also help teachers and parents who may be feeling anxious or distressed about what is happening in the world. Often, teachers spend a lot of time helping their students, but sometimes they need to stop and look after themselves as well.

Please be aware this is a rapidly changing situation. We will bring you the latest information, even if it is not listed in the advertising.

In the event of school closures this can still be accessed from home.

What you'll learn

  • Learn practical strategies to manage distress and worry.
  • Learn ways to help parents who are also distressed by the situation.
  • Identify when a young person needs support from a health provider.

Target audience

Anyone working with young people.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
Free

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Design thinking is a method to solve problems or challenges. The method encourages risk-taking, creativity, and flexibility in the process (Spencer, 2019).
 
Join Toni as she takes a deep dive into the Design Thinking model and unpacks the ‘how’ and ‘why’. Toni will also provide practical examples of how this looks in primary and intermediate classrooms. She will also discuss how this works for online/distance learning.
 
Toni will also be discussing how this would work in an online/distance learning context as well.
 

What you'll learn

  • Understand what the design thinking model is
  • Learn how to use and adapt to suit your students and classroom
  • Use the design thinking model to enhance student agency, creativity and problem solving 

Target audience

Teachers of years 1-9 who are looking to implement a design thinking model or a student-driven approach to inquiry.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$22.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

The stresses of modern life can leave us feeling tired and can affect the quality of our sleep. Fatigue has a strong effect on our ability to function at our best and can negatively influence our mood and our ability to cope.
Sometimes the reasons for our tiredness are obvious, and at other times there can be an insidious creep over time of stress that affects our wellbeing. Often stress impacts on our ability to rest and relax at the time when we need it most. We can develop good habits to maximise our energy levels and learn how to support our body to rest. When our energy levels improve we can confidently move forward in our lives.

What you'll learn

  • Learn what happens when we are asleep
  • Understand the effects of sleep deprivation
  • What causes sleep difficulties
  • How to improve sleep and energy levels

 

Target audience

  • Anyone who feels that they could use some more energy in their life.
  • Those with fatigue or sleep difficulties, or if you know someone who does.
ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Part Two of the Children's Autism Foundation, 'Understanding Autism', webinar series. 

This webinar will give you practical and effective strategies for engaging learners with Autism in various settings.

Building on the information covered in Understanding Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this webinar focuses on how children with Autism learn best. It will introduce evidence-based/best practice strategies that, teachers and support staff can put into place immediately.

In this webinar, we will cover strategies you can use in distance learning/online teaching and in the classroom.

What you'll learn

  • How children with ASD learn best
  • Strategies to engage learners with ASD in the classroom.
  • Strategies that can be implemented immediately, even via distance learning.

Target audience

Anyone, who is teaching or supporting in education (teacher assistance, learning support, school counsellors, SenCo's) who are new to ASD, and those needing a 'refresher'. People wanting practical, easy to implement ideas. Also, anyone with an interest in ASD, as it is suitable for different sectors

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

With everything happening in the world now, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and be full of anxiety and worry. 

It does not need to be this way, if we can fill our lives with stories of hopefulness then we can manage much or the worry that we have.

An example of hopefulness is that we eradicated Smallpox in 1979 from the world. By finding examples where individuals and humanity overcame incredible odds we can build genuine hopefulness into our lives.

When we have learned this, we can teach others this skill.

What you'll learn

Discover how real hopefulness can dramatically change our outlook in the current climate of fear and worry.

Discover how to find examples of hopefulness when most of the news we hear is hopeless.

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Learn about why visuals are important, different types of visuals and how to use visuals effectively in the classroom. Learn how to adapt the resources and teaching you are already doing to incorporate a visual component. At the end of this webinar you will know how much easier visuals can make something, and will have lots of ideas for quick, easy and engaging visuals.

What you'll learn

Using visuals in the classroom.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

In the wake of COVID19, we need to consider the mental health of our primary students.

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Pep talks recently ran a webinar on mental illness in primary school children, we had lots of requests for a follow up session that looks at these issues in more depth. 

Many teachers are seeing students who present with complex and challenges needs around distress and mental illness. These situations are often exceptionally difficult to manage.

This webinar will cover…

Learn about how the sense of smell is our only sense that is connected to the fear centre of the brain and what this may mean for child anxiety.

What can be done about head banging, hair pulling and other problematic behaviours?

What can teachers do when they feel overwhelmed by this?

What can you do when saying “just breathe” doesn’t work?

What can be done to support other students who may be affected by these behaviours?

How can you talk to the parents of caregivers about what is going on?

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

All teachers and staff at schools.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Nathan will link information about the structure of the brain, to implementing this into the classroom. What can teachers do on a day to day level that is neurologically sound, researched based and enhances the outcomes for the students? We will explore the structure of your class and the type of structure and learning interactions that work best.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basic neuroscience sequence of brain development
  • Gain understanding in ways to enhance outcomes for students using research based pedagogy
  • Become familiar with some structures/learning interactions that work best in the classroom.

Target audience

All teachers/educators – aimed at Primary level

Primary
45 minutes
$22.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

What we can do – as parents and community – to help!

We use the word resilience all the time, we want it for ourselves and for our children. But what does it actually look like? And how do we develop it?

Understanding the neuroscience of how resilience develops, will help us recognise what we can do in our everyday lives and interactions, to increase resilience in our communities. This session will help you understand, in a simple yet sufficient way, how we can build resilience.

The beauty of this session is that you can take the information and immediately apply it to your world. Reports of ‘you have changed our household’ and ‘I get it now’ are very common feedbacks from those who attend this session. Come along and hear how it can help you too.

What you'll learn

  • What resilience ‘looks like’
  • What can impact the development of resilience
  • How we build resilience in ourselves and others

Target audience

Everyone!

 

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Understanding the difficulties with emotion regulation in ASD. What makes it so hard, and how can we support in school with strategies to manage better.

Supporting students during meltdowns, and how to avoid this from happening.

What you'll learn

Understanding Emotion Regulation difficulties in ASD and how-to best support.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).

Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

 

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Learn how to adapt your classroom, and your teaching practice to be ‘sensory friendly’ so that you can ensure that all the learners in your classroom are present, participating, engaged and learning.

This webinar will help you to identify learners who may be having challenges with processing sensory information, and the relevant things you can do to adapt the learning environment.

You will learn about the eight (yes eight!) senses we have, their function, and different exercises and activities that feed into different sensory needs.

What you'll learn

Understanding sensory issues.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).

Anyone who wants to be a leader in making their classroom an inclusive learning space.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Understanding the difficulties with social skills for students with ASD. What makes it challenging in the school environment, and practical strategies to help students and their peers with engaging in social interactions and play.

What you'll learn

Understanding difficulties with social behaviour in ASD. Tools for supporting social skills.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

With everything happening in the world now, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and be full of anxiety and worry. 

Understanding how the brain and body interact, especially when it comes to promoting survival, is essential if we want to manage stress. Through learning the mechanisms that ignite our physiological systems, we can become more able to avoid ignition and also repair if it does happen.
This session will deliver neurobiological information in a way that is easy to understand, retain and implement.
Managing stress is a particularly important subject in the current climate. Join us so you can have more awareness of your own stress and that of others.

What you'll learn

  • What activates stress
  • What this activation does to our brain and body
  • What we can do to avoid activation, and assist repair

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

What we know about ADHD has changed a lot in the last 5 years. This is a quick guide to what it looks like, what we now know about it, and what you could do as a teacher or support staff to identify ADHD and most importantly to support it.

What you'll learn

  • Be informed about what ADHD is including recent advances in knowledge about ADHD
  • Know how ADHD changes in what it looks like across the age range
  • Be able to identify when a child should be referred for an assessment
  • Know some useful strategies to use in the classroom to support a child with ADHD

Target audience

Professionals that have one to one contact with children and adolescents in the classroom, SENCO’s, RTLB’s, Teachers, Teacher Aides

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and what it may look like in your classroom or learning environment.
What are the criteria for a diagnosis of ASD?
Why does ASD look different in boys and girls?
What are strengths and differences and what does this mean in the context of education?
How does ASD affect a child's daily life, development and learning?

What you'll learn

Overall understanding of ASD in the education context
Understand the strengths and differences of a learner with ASD
Understand the impact of ASD in educational settings, especially the current lock down and online learning

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Does physical education in your classroom or school revolve around whole school swimming sports, athletics days, school wide cross country, or any other inter-school competition? While those events seem to be a staple in most NZ primary schools, how well are they providing students with the joy, appreciation, and positive socialisation that movement and physical activity can so often create in young people?

Using the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) as a guide, let’s explore how physical education can provide valuable learning opportunities for all of the students in your class rather than the fortunate few who represent the school in inter-school sport or bring greater experience to the lesson from their club involvement outside of school.

Losing the physical barriers provided by most classrooms creates a difficult learning environment for many teachers. Being out on a field or court requires a slightly different style of teaching. Reverting to a militaristic, drill sergeant style may create a difficult environment for both the students and the teacher. Let’s explore how your effective pedagogies in the physical classroom can be carried outside onto the fields and courts allowing students to direct their own learning without feeling like you have lost complete control of the class.

What you'll learn

  • Create a strong understanding for the purpose and value of physical education in primary schools
  • Increase awareness of how to provide valuable learning activities for all students in your class
  • Develop strategies for using the same pedagogies or teaching techniques inside the classroom and outside

Target audience

Any teacher of young people who is responsible for delivering physical education and does not have a background as a specialist in this learning area

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Excel spreadsheets can be an incredibly powerful tool. Many roles provide dozens of opportunities to employ Excel, whether to manage simple lists or to create complex models.

For the many people who get thrown into the deep end by using Excel before properly learning the basics, this practical webinar aims to improve their knowledge of the fundamentals from the very beginning.

This is the first part of 5 popular webinars covering smart ways to efficiently use Microsoft Excel. This session will cover the first steps to understanding many of the key areas of Excel which regularly pop up as issues in understanding small spreadsheets.

During the webinar, we will run through brief illustrative examples to explain the content. The session will include:

  • Introduction
  • Orientation
  • Case Study
  • Entering data & selecting cells
  • An introduction to equations & functions
  • The vital concepts:
    • Relative and absolute cell referencing
    • Copy versus cut
    • Adding and removing rows & columns
  • Printing
  • Getting help
  • Q&A

Please note that the demonstration will be given using Excel for Office 365. However, the version of Excel used in the webinar itself is of very limited importance as the points made extend to all versions.

This webinar will not teach attendees to blindly click on functions and hope for the best but will arm them to understand what is happening within their spreadsheets at a more fundamental level. Familiarity with some general Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word documents) will be an advantage.

What you'll learn

Attendees will gain knowledge of many key fundamentals that underpin all Excel spreadsheets. Once the content of this webinar is understood, attendees will be better equipped to understand spreadsheets they are given and be able to start to write their own spreadsheets, while understanding common pitfalls.

Target audience

Anyone wanting to begin understanding Excel. The session will also suit administrative staff required to handle simple spreadsheets.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
75 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

We focus a lot on preventing students from bullying each other, but what about preventing bullying among staff? Bullying does not just happen to students it can happen to and between staff. Students can even bully teachers.

Bullying has been shown to have a devastating effect on our well-being and mental health. Workplaces are required by law to provide a safe environment for everyone who is on site.

Bullying is unacceptable, if it is happening to you there are ways to stop it.

This webinar will cover bullying form other teachers, school leadership, office staff, students and parents.

What you'll learn

What is “having a laugh,” cultural differences, constructive feedback and what is bullying?

What are the different types of bullying from, belittling, gossip, exclusion and many others?

How does bullying affect our mental health and well-being?

What does research say are the most effective strategies for managing bullying?

What practical steps can you take if you are being bullied?

What options do you have if a school does not listen to you?

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Anxiety disorders affect almost half of all people with ASD. In this webinar, we will explain anxiety in autism, what causes anxiety in this group and how to best support these students.

This webinar goes together with the next one on Emotion Regulation issues in students with ASD.

What you'll learn

Strategies for supporting anxious students with ASD

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Wellbeing, safety and confidence in the online space couldn’t be more important than right now.

Many children and teens are online spending greater amounts of time connecting, playing, learning, creating, and engaging with a big open online world. And, it’s not without challenges and risks. We know new scams have emerged during this lockdown period, and grooming and predatory behaviour have increased.

It’s important we understand their world online (NZ context), and implement ways to support the safety and wellbeing of every student if we’re requiring them to learn in this space and on digital devices.

Fortunately, it’s not a huge step to make a great difference. Schools will already have in place the frameworks and approaches that lend well to embedding online citizenship and safety concepts, knowledge and skills.

This presentation explores what’s needed, and offers ways to think about implementation. Also, some great resources and schools’ examples are shared.

What you'll learn

  • What we know about NZ children and young people, and current online challenges;
  • How we can embed concepts of digital citizenship, wellbeing and safety into our learning;
  • How we can give agency to students in developing a positive ‘online’ culture at school and home;
  • What recommended resources are available to us;
  • Ways we can engage our Whānau and families in supporting their young people around online safety.

Takeaways

  • New understandings and ideas for implementing learning
  • An overview of key concepts and information, with links to key sites and resources
  • A comprehensive list of awesome online resources around Digital Citizenship and safety online
  • A personal checklist to consider the safe use of sites and apps used in the learning landscape

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

We use the word ‘resilience’ all the time. We all want to be resilient and to build resilience in others. But what does the word ‘resilience’ actually mean?
This session will use neuroscience, biology and psychology to unpack what resilience actually looks and feels like. This way we can recognise when it exists, and also learn how to create/build it in ourselves and others.
We will also understand how our modern environment is often limiting the development of resilience. Through this recognition, we can take steps to mitigate this.
Rather than some major undertaking, building resilience is about ensuring we create multiple moments of tolerable stress, within a supportive, attuned relationship. And the exciting news is, that we are doing it, we are raising resilience every day in our environments. We just need to do it more explicitly and accurately.
The information in this session will help us all, it is for ourselves and those we support.

What you'll learn

  • What resilience ‘looks like’
  • What can impact development of resilience
  • How we build resilience in ourselves and others

Target audience

Those who have the capacity to build attuned relationships with tamariki and rangitahi, and the desire to increase resilience in them.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Research shows that rates of anxiety among parents, teachers and students was already exceptionally high before the outbreak of Coronavirus, now it is even higher for many.

Anxiety and worry are emotional states that can be changed. This webinar will show you effective, evidence-based strategies to manage distressing feelings. Often people who feel distressed are told to just breathe, this webinar will look far beyond that.

We will look at what teachers can and should manage themselves and when they need to seek outside help from a health professional.

This webinar will also help teachers and parents who may be feeling anxious or distressed about what is happening in the world. Often, teachers spend a lot of time helping their students, but sometimes they need to stop and look after themselves as well.

Please be aware this is a rapidly changing situation. We will bring you the latest information, even if it is not listed in the advertising.

In the event of school closures this can still be accessed from home.

What you'll learn

  • Learn practical strategies to manage distress and worry.
  • Learn ways to help parents who are also distressed by the situation.
  • Identify when a young person needs support from a health provider.

Target audience

Anyone working with young people.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
Free

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Design thinking is a method to solve problems or challenges. The method encourages risk-taking, creativity, and flexibility in the process (Spencer, 2019).
 
Join Toni as she takes a deep dive into the Design Thinking model and unpacks the ‘how’ and ‘why’. Toni will also provide practical examples of how this looks in primary and intermediate classrooms. She will also discuss how this works for online/distance learning.
 
Toni will also be discussing how this would work in an online/distance learning context as well.
 

What you'll learn

  • Understand what the design thinking model is
  • Learn how to use and adapt to suit your students and classroom
  • Use the design thinking model to enhance student agency, creativity and problem solving 

Target audience

Teachers of years 1-9 who are looking to implement a design thinking model or a student-driven approach to inquiry.

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$22.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

The stresses of modern life can leave us feeling tired and can affect the quality of our sleep. Fatigue has a strong effect on our ability to function at our best and can negatively influence our mood and our ability to cope.
Sometimes the reasons for our tiredness are obvious, and at other times there can be an insidious creep over time of stress that affects our wellbeing. Often stress impacts on our ability to rest and relax at the time when we need it most. We can develop good habits to maximise our energy levels and learn how to support our body to rest. When our energy levels improve we can confidently move forward in our lives.

What you'll learn

  • Learn what happens when we are asleep
  • Understand the effects of sleep deprivation
  • What causes sleep difficulties
  • How to improve sleep and energy levels

 

Target audience

  • Anyone who feels that they could use some more energy in their life.
  • Those with fatigue or sleep difficulties, or if you know someone who does.
ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Part Two of the Children's Autism Foundation, 'Understanding Autism', webinar series. 

This webinar will give you practical and effective strategies for engaging learners with Autism in various settings.

Building on the information covered in Understanding Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this webinar focuses on how children with Autism learn best. It will introduce evidence-based/best practice strategies that, teachers and support staff can put into place immediately.

In this webinar, we will cover strategies you can use in distance learning/online teaching and in the classroom.

What you'll learn

  • How children with ASD learn best
  • Strategies to engage learners with ASD in the classroom.
  • Strategies that can be implemented immediately, even via distance learning.

Target audience

Anyone, who is teaching or supporting in education (teacher assistance, learning support, school counsellors, SenCo's) who are new to ASD, and those needing a 'refresher'. People wanting practical, easy to implement ideas. Also, anyone with an interest in ASD, as it is suitable for different sectors

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

With everything happening in the world now, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and be full of anxiety and worry. 

It does not need to be this way, if we can fill our lives with stories of hopefulness then we can manage much or the worry that we have.

An example of hopefulness is that we eradicated Smallpox in 1979 from the world. By finding examples where individuals and humanity overcame incredible odds we can build genuine hopefulness into our lives.

When we have learned this, we can teach others this skill.

What you'll learn

Discover how real hopefulness can dramatically change our outlook in the current climate of fear and worry.

Discover how to find examples of hopefulness when most of the news we hear is hopeless.

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Learn about why visuals are important, different types of visuals and how to use visuals effectively in the classroom. Learn how to adapt the resources and teaching you are already doing to incorporate a visual component. At the end of this webinar you will know how much easier visuals can make something, and will have lots of ideas for quick, easy and engaging visuals.

What you'll learn

Using visuals in the classroom.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

In the wake of COVID19, we need to consider the mental health of our primary students.

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Pep talks recently ran a webinar on mental illness in primary school children, we had lots of requests for a follow up session that looks at these issues in more depth. 

Many teachers are seeing students who present with complex and challenges needs around distress and mental illness. These situations are often exceptionally difficult to manage.

This webinar will cover…

Learn about how the sense of smell is our only sense that is connected to the fear centre of the brain and what this may mean for child anxiety.

What can be done about head banging, hair pulling and other problematic behaviours?

What can teachers do when they feel overwhelmed by this?

What can you do when saying “just breathe” doesn’t work?

What can be done to support other students who may be affected by these behaviours?

How can you talk to the parents of caregivers about what is going on?

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

All teachers and staff at schools.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Nathan will link information about the structure of the brain, to implementing this into the classroom. What can teachers do on a day to day level that is neurologically sound, researched based and enhances the outcomes for the students? We will explore the structure of your class and the type of structure and learning interactions that work best.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basic neuroscience sequence of brain development
  • Gain understanding in ways to enhance outcomes for students using research based pedagogy
  • Become familiar with some structures/learning interactions that work best in the classroom.

Target audience

All teachers/educators – aimed at Primary level

Primary
45 minutes
$22.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

What we can do – as parents and community – to help!

We use the word resilience all the time, we want it for ourselves and for our children. But what does it actually look like? And how do we develop it?

Understanding the neuroscience of how resilience develops, will help us recognise what we can do in our everyday lives and interactions, to increase resilience in our communities. This session will help you understand, in a simple yet sufficient way, how we can build resilience.

The beauty of this session is that you can take the information and immediately apply it to your world. Reports of ‘you have changed our household’ and ‘I get it now’ are very common feedbacks from those who attend this session. Come along and hear how it can help you too.

What you'll learn

  • What resilience ‘looks like’
  • What can impact the development of resilience
  • How we build resilience in ourselves and others

Target audience

Everyone!

 

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Understanding the difficulties with emotion regulation in ASD. What makes it so hard, and how can we support in school with strategies to manage better.

Supporting students during meltdowns, and how to avoid this from happening.

What you'll learn

Understanding Emotion Regulation difficulties in ASD and how-to best support.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).

Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

 

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Learn how to adapt your classroom, and your teaching practice to be ‘sensory friendly’ so that you can ensure that all the learners in your classroom are present, participating, engaged and learning.

This webinar will help you to identify learners who may be having challenges with processing sensory information, and the relevant things you can do to adapt the learning environment.

You will learn about the eight (yes eight!) senses we have, their function, and different exercises and activities that feed into different sensory needs.

What you'll learn

Understanding sensory issues.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).

Anyone who wants to be a leader in making their classroom an inclusive learning space.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Understanding the difficulties with social skills for students with ASD. What makes it challenging in the school environment, and practical strategies to help students and their peers with engaging in social interactions and play.

What you'll learn

Understanding difficulties with social behaviour in ASD. Tools for supporting social skills.

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

With everything happening in the world now, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and be full of anxiety and worry. 

Understanding how the brain and body interact, especially when it comes to promoting survival, is essential if we want to manage stress. Through learning the mechanisms that ignite our physiological systems, we can become more able to avoid ignition and also repair if it does happen.
This session will deliver neurobiological information in a way that is easy to understand, retain and implement.
Managing stress is a particularly important subject in the current climate. Join us so you can have more awareness of your own stress and that of others.

What you'll learn

  • What activates stress
  • What this activation does to our brain and body
  • What we can do to avoid activation, and assist repair

Target audience

Everyone!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

What we know about ADHD has changed a lot in the last 5 years. This is a quick guide to what it looks like, what we now know about it, and what you could do as a teacher or support staff to identify ADHD and most importantly to support it.

What you'll learn

  • Be informed about what ADHD is including recent advances in knowledge about ADHD
  • Know how ADHD changes in what it looks like across the age range
  • Be able to identify when a child should be referred for an assessment
  • Know some useful strategies to use in the classroom to support a child with ADHD

Target audience

Professionals that have one to one contact with children and adolescents in the classroom, SENCO’s, RTLB’s, Teachers, Teacher Aides

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and what it may look like in your classroom or learning environment.
What are the criteria for a diagnosis of ASD?
Why does ASD look different in boys and girls?
What are strengths and differences and what does this mean in the context of education?
How does ASD affect a child's daily life, development and learning?

What you'll learn

Overall understanding of ASD in the education context
Understand the strengths and differences of a learner with ASD
Understand the impact of ASD in educational settings, especially the current lock down and online learning

Target audience

All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
60 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

Does physical education in your classroom or school revolve around whole school swimming sports, athletics days, school wide cross country, or any other inter-school competition? While those events seem to be a staple in most NZ primary schools, how well are they providing students with the joy, appreciation, and positive socialisation that movement and physical activity can so often create in young people?

Using the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) as a guide, let’s explore how physical education can provide valuable learning opportunities for all of the students in your class rather than the fortunate few who represent the school in inter-school sport or bring greater experience to the lesson from their club involvement outside of school.

Losing the physical barriers provided by most classrooms creates a difficult learning environment for many teachers. Being out on a field or court requires a slightly different style of teaching. Reverting to a militaristic, drill sergeant style may create a difficult environment for both the students and the teacher. Let’s explore how your effective pedagogies in the physical classroom can be carried outside onto the fields and courts allowing students to direct their own learning without feeling like you have lost complete control of the class.

What you'll learn

  • Create a strong understanding for the purpose and value of physical education in primary schools
  • Increase awareness of how to provide valuable learning activities for all students in your class
  • Develop strategies for using the same pedagogies or teaching techniques inside the classroom and outside

Target audience

Any teacher of young people who is responsible for delivering physical education and does not have a background as a specialist in this learning area

Primary, Intermediate
60 minutes
$25.00

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
$25.00

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
$25.00

excl. GST

Excel spreadsheets can be an incredibly powerful tool. Many roles provide dozens of opportunities to employ Excel, whether to manage simple lists or to create complex models.

For the many people who get thrown into the deep end by using Excel before properly learning the basics, this practical webinar aims to improve their knowledge of the fundamentals from the very beginning.

This is the first part of 5 popular webinars covering smart ways to efficiently use Microsoft Excel. This session will cover the first steps to understanding many of the key areas of Excel which regularly pop up as issues in understanding small spreadsheets.

During the webinar, we will run through brief illustrative examples to explain the content. The session will include:

  • Introduction
  • Orientation
  • Case Study
  • Entering data & selecting cells
  • An introduction to equations & functions
  • The vital concepts:
    • Relative and absolute cell referencing
    • Copy versus cut
    • Adding and removing rows & columns
  • Printing
  • Getting help
  • Q&A

Please note that the demonstration will be given using Excel for Office 365. However, the version of Excel used in the webinar itself is of very limited importance as the points made extend to all versions.

This webinar will not teach attendees to blindly click on functions and hope for the best but will arm them to understand what is happening within their spreadsheets at a more fundamental level. Familiarity with some general Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word documents) will be an advantage.

What you'll learn

Attendees will gain knowledge of many key fundamentals that underpin all Excel spreadsheets. Once the content of this webinar is understood, attendees will be better equipped to understand spreadsheets they are given and be able to start to write their own spreadsheets, while understanding common pitfalls.

Target audience

Anyone wanting to begin understanding Excel. The session will also suit administrative staff required to handle simple spreadsheets.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
75 minutes
$25.00

excl. GST

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