Entrepreneurialism is the new end game in learning. Learners aged 6/7 years old have shown they can be entrepreneurial.
This session will unpack each of the processes that underpin how learners can be entrepreneurial from a very early age and how we can foster that through their time in school.
PS – being entrepreneurial is not just about making money, but rather it is primarily about creating new possibilities that can help our family, community, country and the world!
EFFECTIVE WRITING IN THE NZ CLASSROOM – July 2021
TEACHING WRITING EFFECTIVELY TO YEAR 1-8 STUDENTS IN THE NEW ZEALAND CONTEXT
This workshop – appropriate for all Year 1-8 teachers will focus on what New Zealand students should be achieving as developing writers as well as what teachers should be doing in effective New Zealand writing classrooms.
Discover your Inner Creative…LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Learning through play- Daisy McGregor & Abbi Cardno (Target Road School)
Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai, welcome to the wonderous world of learning through play! Let me take you on a journey of how Target Road School, our Kāhui Ako and many kura all over the country are bringing back the joy and re-igniting the flames in the bellies of junior teachers.
Kō te ahurei o te tamaiti aroha o tātao mahi. Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.
ORAL LANGUAGE & ENCOURAGING EARLY WRITERS IN THE NEW ENTRANT SETTING
This workshop will explore:
the importance of daily oral language opportunities, sensory experiences and play
effective ways of developing our children’s speaking, listening, thinking and questioning skills
how to develop literacy skills through an integrated, cross curricular, thematic and real- life approach: practical links between literacy and topic/inquiry/science, literacy and maths, literacy and the arts (role play, movement, visual arts)
Discover your Inner Creative…STEM /MAKERSPACES
STEAM Unleashed (Chris Clay)
In today’s exponentially accelerating knowledge age, teachers recognise the need to create practices that help students develop their own ideas as well as learn about the ideas of others. Whilst this is important across the curriculum it is vital in STEM subjects. STEM Unleashed empowers teachers to transform their classrooms into innovative incubators of awesomeness. You will learn to design challenges that help students build knowledge collaboratively; in the same way as scientists and open source technologists.
MAKERSPACES (Mark Osborne)
Whether you’re setting up a makerspace in your school or a maker corner in your classroom, this workshop will give you a set of guiding principles and practical tools to help you on your way. From designing powerful learning experiences to managing hands-on activities with students, we’ll look at both the theoretical and the practical, exploring a wide range of emerging technologies and ways to use them to create powerful learning.
Discover your Inner Creative…MUSIC
Jellybeans Music – Margaret White
Music is the accepted universal way of expression in all stages of our lives. Music is ever present in our everyday lives at all ages and for all cultures. It represents an enjoyable activity with its influence going beyond simple enjoyment. We listen to music, sing, play and compose music throughout our lives allowing us to express personal feelings and brings many positive effects to people around us.
Many benefits of music have been recognized in recent times. Research in music sciences have identified several dimensions of human life (cognitive, psychological, social and emotional) which seem to be positively affected by music.