Learning Network New Zealand

Cultivating the 21st Century Fluencies

02 - 03 July 2012
8.45am - 4.30pm each day
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt. Wellington, Auckland

Member Price $500.00 +GST    Non-members $600.00 +GST   
Multiple booking discount: $550.00 for 5 or more orders placed by the same school at the same time

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We are delighted to announce our 2012 teaching and learning conference will take place on 2 & 3 July, at the beginning of the term break.

The theme is 'Cultivating the 21st century fluencies'. The focus is on preparing our students for their future in changing and uncertain times.

Keynote speakers:

Lee Crockett
Literacy is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age

Tony Ryan:
The Art of the Extraordinary

Kath Murdoch:
Cultivating Curiosity in the 21 Century Classroom

The strands of our conference will cover key fluencies for teaching and learning now and in the future, and include problem-solving, inquiry, creativity, interdependent thinking, literacy, teaching as inquiry, digital literacy, habits of mind, curriculum development and more. And we have enlisted the finest thinkers and practitioners from NZ and around the globe to continue our mission of sustaining and improving your school's curriculum and learning culture.

Monday 2 July

7.45 Registration
8.45 Welcome / Conference opening
9.00 Keynote 1: Lee Crockett - Literacy is not enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age
10.00 Morning tea
10.30 Workshop 1 (see red 'view workshops' button above)
12.00 Workshop 2 (see red 'view workshops' button above)
1.15 Lunch
2.00 Workshop 3 (see red 'view workshops' button above)
3.30 Keynote 2: Tony Ryan - The Art of the Extraordinary
4.30 End of Day 1

Tuesday 3 July
8.45 Welcome back / Housekeeping
9.00 Keynote 3: Kath Murdoch - Cultivating Curiosity in the 21 century classroom
10.00 Morning tea
10.30 Workshop 4 (see red 'view workshops' button above)
12.00 Workshop 5 (see red 'view workshops' button above)
1.15 Lunch
2.15 Workshop 6 (see red 'view workshops' button above)
3.30 Conference wrap-up, drinks and nibbles.

Workshops include:

Mark Treadwell: Conceptual curriculum / KnowledgeNET / The neuroscience of learning

Murray Gadd: Working effectively with struggling writers

Tony Ryan: Digital learning / Collaborative classrooms

James Anderson: Habits of Mind / Learnable intelligence

Trudy Francis: Visible thinking / Managing self

Kath Murdoch: Thinking routines and strategies in the inquiring classroom /
Quality questioning in the inquiry classroom

Andrew Churches [Kristin School]: Growing global digital citizens / Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Bek Galloway: Inquiry in practice / Powerful thinking

Perry Rush [Island Bay School]: Misbehaving appropriately - a meaning-rich classroom

Mark Osborne [Albany Senior High School]: e-portfolios / BYOD: why, what and how / Gaming for learning

Sarah Hynds [Laingholm School]: Oh the places you'll go! Inquiry: a learning adventure

Christina Ward & Jane Nicholls: Teaching as inquiry

Lee Crockett: Real-world problems and solution fluency / Inspiring Innovation and Creativity Fluency / Beyond Text to Media Fluency

Neill O'Reilly [Windsor School]: No more homework! / Get real and get connected

Bernice Swain and Paul Wilkinson [Freeville School]: The Rules of Engagement: A smorgasbord of good ideas.

Nicole Cunningham [Freeville School]: Puzzling Over Practice – how teaching as inquiry has improved our maths programme / "I'm learning to go to school now" - young children's developing understandings of school.

Jo Moy [Takapuna Primary]: Transfer of learning

Helen Walters: Connect the curriculum - integrating maths

How to make your workshop choices - please read these instructions carefully!

If you register online you will be asked to select your workshops at that time. You can choose 'select later' for any workshop if you're not sure. In that case you'll then need to follow the instructions below to select workshops at a later date.

To select your workshops at a different time from registering for the conference (e.g. after using 'select later' button, or if we processed your enrolment from our end after a phone, email or fax enrolment):
  • On the left of this page click the green login/register button and enter your email address and password (1234 - unless you have chosen your own or reset it to your own, which you will be able to do once you have logged in.)
  • This will bring you to your Personal Portal where you can view Your Details - here you can see your Upcoming Events. Under the event (in this case – Cultivating the 21st Century Fluencies Conference) there is a button saying edit this registration - here you can choose or edit your workshop selections.
  • We do NOT print off participants' chosen workshops so please print off or make a note of your workshops to bring with you as this will make your conference experience much smoother.
Please note that if your registration has been done by another participant you will need to go through their Personal Portal to make your selections, so you may need to ask them for assistance.

Unfortunately we are unable to enter workshop choices for participants as this would be extremely time-consuming for us, but do contact us if you have any queries or problems.

Please do not try to choose workshops by going through the ‘view workshops’ button on this page, as this will re-enrol you for the conference.


A special conference room rate of $148+gst per room per night (up to two people - a third can usually be accommodated on a roll-out bed for a small additional charge) is available. Full buffet breakfast is also offered at a special rate for you of $26.22 + gst per person.

To book online:
1. Go to www.waipunahotel.co.nz
2. Enter this Booking Code: LEARN0107 in the box on the right side of Home Page and click BOOK NOW
3. Follow the instructions on screen to make your reservation with instant confirmation.

For assistance contact the Waipuna Hotel reservations team on 09 526 3000 or by email.

Feedback from our 2011 'Challenging Learners Conference':

"Strong, inspiring speakers - lots of top quality inquiry ideas to trial."

"The conference will make me set great challenges for my students and empower them to control their own learning."

"A fabulous two days - thank you for the great organisation and outstanding presenters."

"Every workshop had a student-centred focus."

"I'll be using questioning more effectively in all facets of my classroom & leadership activities."

"Extremely practical; excellent presenters all-round. Thank you for the great overall organisation too."

"Two thumbs up - I'll be back next year with my whole team."

Conference fee excludes GST.

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