Upcoming Webinars

Online

10:30 AM NZDT - 11:30 AM NZDT (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

Phonological (sound) awareness is the critical foundation of all literacy learning, yet it remains an area that is not well understood in the classroom.

Removing the jargon and looking at practical approaches to teaching and learning is the focus of this webinar.

What you'll learn

1. Knowledge of the progression of learning
2. Practical approaches for assessing and teaching essential skills

Target audience

Parents, ECE and primary teachers, and/or teachers and parents of learners struggling to use The Code for reading and spelling.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

10:30 AM NZDT - 11:30 AM NZDT (1 hour)
$195.00excl. 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
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

10:00 AM NZDT - 11:00 AM NZDT (1 hour)
Freeexcl. 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
1 hour
Free

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

10:00 AM NZDT - 11:00 AM NZDT (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

Doesn’t every person deserve to be well? How about every teacher?
The first in a series of three webinars, this session explores what wellbeing is, why it’s important for educators and how we can increase teacher wellbeing.
International literature on teacher and leader wellbeing shows 5 key drivers, 5 avenues that can be used to enhance wellbeing in centres, kura and schools. In this session, the focus will be on practical ways to optimise teacher wellbeing with a few stories and a bit of humour thrown in for good measure.
Further sessions will focus on wellbeing in the classroom and leading flourishing institutions.

What you'll learn

  • Explore what wellbeing means
  • Explain why educator wellbeing is important
  • Provide practical ways to enhance wellbeing

Target audience

Teachers, Leaders, Education Professionals

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

How do I record student reading behaviours in a Running Record and score for accuracy and understanding?

Marie Clay's research and teachings on Running Records will provide the basis for this series of three workshops.
In this session we will address the key reasons for using Running Records, look at tools required, learn the conventions used to record reading behaviours and finally, address scoring to calculate accuracy, understanding, self-correction rate and retell ability.

What you'll learn

By the end of session one you will have:

  1. a deeper appreciation and understanding of the value of running records
  2. a more thorough knowledge of how to record and score a running record
  3. a deeper appreciation of the importance of sharing the results with the student

Target audience

All teachers who want to improve their knowledge and delivery in the recording and scoring of running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

Personality has been considered by some as a somewhat fluffy description of oneself, decided by questionnaires and only vaguely accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The two questions that are really being asked are: In what environment do I thrive and how does my mind work? Knowing this about yourself and others is vital to wellness, mental health and good communication. The fact is we are different and that difference matters. Exactly how different is often a huge surprise. When we accept this, and take action on it, our relationships improve across the board; with colleagues, students, friends and family.

Sue will deliver a series of webinars which will help you understand more about this fascinating topic. We will cover the Myers Briggs framework in a very different way. The first session will give an overview of personality and then explore Extraversion and Introversion from personal, teaching and learning perspectives.

You will learn, laugh and leave enlightened!

What you'll learn

  • A better understanding of oneself
  • An insight into how other people's personality preferences influence our lives
  • Practical tools for differentiation in the classroom

Target audience

Educators and school leaders at every level, pre-school to high school and beyond!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

Interpreting a Running Record

In this session you will have an opportunity to practice taking a short running record from a recording of a child reading.
We will then discuss the conventions, calculate for accuracy and self-correction rate. I’ll also share with you a quick way to calculate retell (another indicator of understanding).

Errors and self-corrections will be analysed in order to determine what information (meaning, structure and visual) the child is utilising and neglecting and reading behaviours will be identified.

This information will be used to inform our teaching decisions which will be addressed in Session three.

What you'll learn

By the end of this session you will have:

  1. a better understanding of how to record reading behaviours
  2. You will have clarity around scoring for accuracy and self-correcting
  3. You will have a deeper understanding of how to analyse errors and self-corrections
  4. An appreciation of the importance of recording what the reading sounds like

Target audience

All teachers who want to develop proficiency in recording and analysing running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

Quality sleep is vitally important for our well-being. Good sleep improves exam results, lowers rates of mental illness and aggression in school students.
In the last 30 years scientists have discovered significant changes in the teenage brain. One of these changes involves sleeping patterns for teenagers.

This webinar will give you an overview of why sleep is so important for teenagers and how to help your students get better sleep. The material will cover the latest scientific findings in the field of sleep research.

What you'll learn

Understand the science of how good sleep improves academic performance and lowers stress.

Understand what optimal sleep looks like for teenagers.

How to encourage good sleeping behaviour in teenagers.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people in an intermediate or secondary school setting.

 

Primary, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

Using information from the Running Record to inform my teaching

In this session we will return to the running record from session 2.

All information gathered will be used to create a narrative about the child’s reading - useful strategies used by the child, strategies neglected, phrasing, fluency, expression and punctuation.

Next Steps Identified:

  • What do I continue to foster for this student?
  • What is my next key teaching goal?

What you'll learn

After this webinar:

  1. You will develop a broader awareness of the vast information available in a running record
  2. become more efficient at quickly identifying student strengths and challenges in reading
  3. You will feel better informed when making next teaching steps

Target audience

All teachers who have already engaged in Sessions 1 and 2 of this series.
All teachers who want to make better informed decisions about their next teaching steps in reading.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

10:30 AM NZDT - 11:30 AM NZDT (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

Phonological (sound) awareness is the critical foundation of all literacy learning, yet it remains an area that is not well understood in the classroom.

Removing the jargon and looking at practical approaches to teaching and learning is the focus of this webinar.

What you'll learn

1. Knowledge of the progression of learning
2. Practical approaches for assessing and teaching essential skills

Target audience

Parents, ECE and primary teachers, and/or teachers and parents of learners struggling to use The Code for reading and spelling.

ECE, Primary, Intermediate
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

10:30 AM NZDT - 11:30 AM NZDT (1 hour)
$195.00excl. 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
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

10:00 AM NZDT - 11:00 AM NZDT (1 hour)
Freeexcl. 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
1 hour
Free

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

10:00 AM NZDT - 11:00 AM NZDT (1 hour)
$195.00excl. GST

Doesn’t every person deserve to be well? How about every teacher?
The first in a series of three webinars, this session explores what wellbeing is, why it’s important for educators and how we can increase teacher wellbeing.
International literature on teacher and leader wellbeing shows 5 key drivers, 5 avenues that can be used to enhance wellbeing in centres, kura and schools. In this session, the focus will be on practical ways to optimise teacher wellbeing with a few stories and a bit of humour thrown in for good measure.
Further sessions will focus on wellbeing in the classroom and leading flourishing institutions.

What you'll learn

  • Explore what wellbeing means
  • Explain why educator wellbeing is important
  • Provide practical ways to enhance wellbeing

Target audience

Teachers, Leaders, Education Professionals

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

How do I record student reading behaviours in a Running Record and score for accuracy and understanding?

Marie Clay's research and teachings on Running Records will provide the basis for this series of three workshops.
In this session we will address the key reasons for using Running Records, look at tools required, learn the conventions used to record reading behaviours and finally, address scoring to calculate accuracy, understanding, self-correction rate and retell ability.

What you'll learn

By the end of session one you will have:

  1. a deeper appreciation and understanding of the value of running records
  2. a more thorough knowledge of how to record and score a running record
  3. a deeper appreciation of the importance of sharing the results with the student

Target audience

All teachers who want to improve their knowledge and delivery in the recording and scoring of running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

Personality has been considered by some as a somewhat fluffy description of oneself, decided by questionnaires and only vaguely accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The two questions that are really being asked are: In what environment do I thrive and how does my mind work? Knowing this about yourself and others is vital to wellness, mental health and good communication. The fact is we are different and that difference matters. Exactly how different is often a huge surprise. When we accept this, and take action on it, our relationships improve across the board; with colleagues, students, friends and family.

Sue will deliver a series of webinars which will help you understand more about this fascinating topic. We will cover the Myers Briggs framework in a very different way. The first session will give an overview of personality and then explore Extraversion and Introversion from personal, teaching and learning perspectives.

You will learn, laugh and leave enlightened!

What you'll learn

  • A better understanding of oneself
  • An insight into how other people's personality preferences influence our lives
  • Practical tools for differentiation in the classroom

Target audience

Educators and school leaders at every level, pre-school to high school and beyond!

ECE, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

Interpreting a Running Record

In this session you will have an opportunity to practice taking a short running record from a recording of a child reading.
We will then discuss the conventions, calculate for accuracy and self-correction rate. I’ll also share with you a quick way to calculate retell (another indicator of understanding).

Errors and self-corrections will be analysed in order to determine what information (meaning, structure and visual) the child is utilising and neglecting and reading behaviours will be identified.

This information will be used to inform our teaching decisions which will be addressed in Session three.

What you'll learn

By the end of this session you will have:

  1. a better understanding of how to record reading behaviours
  2. You will have clarity around scoring for accuracy and self-correcting
  3. You will have a deeper understanding of how to analyse errors and self-corrections
  4. An appreciation of the importance of recording what the reading sounds like

Target audience

All teachers who want to develop proficiency in recording and analysing running records.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

Quality sleep is vitally important for our well-being. Good sleep improves exam results, lowers rates of mental illness and aggression in school students.
In the last 30 years scientists have discovered significant changes in the teenage brain. One of these changes involves sleeping patterns for teenagers.

This webinar will give you an overview of why sleep is so important for teenagers and how to help your students get better sleep. The material will cover the latest scientific findings in the field of sleep research.

What you'll learn

Understand the science of how good sleep improves academic performance and lowers stress.

Understand what optimal sleep looks like for teenagers.

How to encourage good sleeping behaviour in teenagers.

Target audience

Anyone who works with young people in an intermediate or secondary school setting.

 

Primary, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

excl. GST

Online

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

Using information from the Running Record to inform my teaching

In this session we will return to the running record from session 2.

All information gathered will be used to create a narrative about the child’s reading - useful strategies used by the child, strategies neglected, phrasing, fluency, expression and punctuation.

Next Steps Identified:

  • What do I continue to foster for this student?
  • What is my next key teaching goal?

What you'll learn

After this webinar:

  1. You will develop a broader awareness of the vast information available in a running record
  2. become more efficient at quickly identifying student strengths and challenges in reading
  3. You will feel better informed when making next teaching steps

Target audience

All teachers who have already engaged in Sessions 1 and 2 of this series.
All teachers who want to make better informed decisions about their next teaching steps in reading.

Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
1 hour
$195.00

excl. GST

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