Upcoming Webinars

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. 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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. 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
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

They need to know their tables!

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

What you'll learn

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

Target audience

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

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. 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
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

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

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

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

What you'll learn

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

Target audience

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

Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

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

What you'll learn

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

Target audience

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

Primary, Intermediate
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. 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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. 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
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$15.00excl. GST

Please note that this webinar is at a special price to help support teachers in New Zealand during the COVID19 period. Please note that the price shown is per head. No discounts can be applied when purchasing this webinar.

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
1 hour
$15.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

They need to know their tables!

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

What you'll learn

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

Target audience

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

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. 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
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

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

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

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

What you'll learn

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

Target audience

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

Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

03:30 PM NZST - 04:30 PM NZST (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

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

What you'll learn

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

Target audience

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

Primary, Intermediate
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

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