Please note CHANGE OF VENUE…now being held at Learning Network in Henderson
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl
Transform your teaching and create unforgettable experiences in your classroom.
Make school a place where students are inspired, empowered and immersed in learning.
Bring back the laughter, fun and joy through the arts, dance, drama, science and play.
Create your own little bit of “magic” and make your classroom come alive.
Quote magical50at checkout and receive a further $50 off your registration.
With a PhD in Biomedical and Materials Engineering Michelle has combined her interests to give her a unique insight into how nature and technology can learn from each other for scientific developments.
Michelle thinks that science should be open, transparent and a topic of conversation over the dinner table, not just the lab bench.
Her vision is to create positive role models in the world that our children can aspire to be like and ensuring that everyone has access to learning about science and how things work, no-matter what your age or education level.
Kathryn has her Masters in Educational Psychology, and has certified as a Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics practitioner with Dr Perry. Kathryn has extensive experience in this area. She has worked and trained, nationally and internationally, on the subject of neuroscience for over fifteen years, delivering to a variety of organisations including Primary and Secondary Teachers; the Police; Child Youth and Family; Prisons; Kindergartens; Parents; Recreation Groups; Mental Health Professionals; Politicians; and Corporates.
However, all development is influenced by the early years, still known as such an essential developmental stage. By covering the early development and the reorganisation that occurs in adolescent, these workshops will give you a better understanding of what is going on for the children or the young people you work with. This up to date information will arm you with more tools and options for your interactions with them.
Through understanding the brain and how we neurologically and physiologically develop and react, we can become more adept at working with and inspiring our children, youth, colleagues, and whanau.
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.
Discuss with us how music activity has an impact on human life and how it can be used in different teaching processes within the classroom. Understand how memory skills, logical skills and creative skills all can be beneficial within the classroom with the use of music. Discuss the social component of musical activity and how it can affect the individual or group interactions.
Understand the current music curriculum
Appreciate the impact music has on brain development
Learn the fundamentals of music such as note reading, dynamics, rhythms, beats and styles of music
Bring the fun of music into your classroom in an age appropriate way
Whether you have just started, you’re thinking about it or you’re way down the track already………
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. At this workshop, we will:
Discuss the benefits, learn from the research, the ECE sector and each other.
See multiple, real-life examples of how different schools are making it work for them.
Unpack the barriers, the balance and the battle with compliance in the primary sector.
Look at it from all angles; parents, students, teachers, (caretakers) and leadership.
It is an exciting time to be an educator in Aotearoa so let’s try new approaches, think outside the box and challenge ourselves to do what’s best for our tamariki. Let’s make learning magic by providing opportunities for students to be creative, courageous, collaborative and curious.
Kō te ahurei o te tamaiti aroha o tātao mahi. Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.