OUR HISTORY, OUR STORIES: weaving literacy and the Aotearoa NZ histories curriculum- Charlene Mataio

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Presented by:

Charlene Mataio

Event Date:

18 May 2023

Event Time:

09:30 AM - 03:00 PM


Our History, Our Stories… weaving literacy and the Aotearoa NZ histories curriculum

“Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure that all ākonga in our schools and kura learn how our histories have shaped our present day lives.”

Our stories are rich and fascinating!  The new curriculum document “Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories” offers great opportunities to authentically explore these further within rich literacy programmes.  This course will have a focus on Years 4-8.  However, there will be room for adaptation. This course will aim to:

  • Help teachers to consider topics that help ākonga to explore the big ideas
  • Use our instructional reading series to provide authentic, engaging and practical tasks in reading, writing and oral
  • Provide teachers with opportunities to think how the visual arts can also be used

Charlene Mataio

Ko Rakautapu te maunga

Ko Hokianga te moana

Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka

Ko Ngahuia te whare tipuna

Ko Motukaraka te whenua

Ko Charlene ahau

Charlene is an experienced facilitator who works with school leaders and teachers to develop their literacy knowledge and cultural capabilities. Charlene has worked at the University of Auckland, Learning Media and currently runs her own consultancy business Tools4Teachers (with her business partner, Jane van der Zeyden). They have a team of facilitators delivering literacy, ESOL and oral language PLD across Aotearoa.

Charlene is also a MoE approved Cultural Capability facilitator. She particulary enjoys working with teachers to help improve educational outcomes in writing for ākonga.

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  • Learning Network NZ
  • 214 Universal Drive, Henderson, Auckland
  • +64 (0) 9 835 0912
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