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Kia ora koutou katoa,

 

Please see below the PLD and meeting calendars for He Whānau Manaaki and Whanganui and Central Plateau  for Term 3.

 

We will be displaying the two calendars separately in the weekly Kōrero until the end of the year to help ease the transition process into a shared PLD calendar in 2020.

 

Please enrol as you normally do for all PLD, through this link, and contact Karen Craig by email karen.craig@wmkindergartens.org.nz or Hannah To’omaga by email hannah.toomaga@wmkindergartens.org.nz for any questions and queries.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the meetings and PLD!

 

The Senior Teacher Team, Hannah, and Karen. C

 

 

Meeting:

 

Date/Time:

 

Venue:

SHT/HT/TL meeting:

Leading Te Manawa: Individual portfolios

Led by: Tania Jack

 

Thursday 7 November

3.00pm to 5.00pm

 

Whanganui

St Johns Club

158 Glasgow St

 

 

 

Term 3:

All Teachers includes:  SHT, HT, TL, Teachers

All Staff includes: Office Staff, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Playgroup Coordinators

 

NB: Compulsory PLD

 

Term 3:

 

Kaupapa:

 

 

Date/Time:

 

Venue:

 

Led by:

 

Who:

Challenging Paradigms: thinking about ‘learning’ rather than ‘learnt’:

The vision in Te Whāriki of children as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society. This emphasises the importance of children’s constructing identities of themselves, and others, as learners and as active participants in their communities, as fundamental outcomes within their ECE contexts.

 

In Te Manawa,  we highlight this vision statement as embracing a socio-cultural approach to learning and being both identity and action-based.  The emphasis here is not on what children know but how they see themselves and engage as participating, contributing, relating citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

If we are to promote these outcomes and this vision of children in our ECE contexts then we need to foreground the journey of learning rather than focusing on the end result; what has been learnt.

 

 

 

 

 

25 September

3.00 to 5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyn Wright

Paula Hunt Lynette Wray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Teachers

 

25 September

5.30 to 7.30

PLD WEEK:

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 30th September - Sharing Good Practice Day:

·          Papararangi – Place Based Education

·          Anne Masterton – Whānau Aspirations

·          The Hub – Sharing our journey!

·          Taihape – Community of learners – sharing our journey!

·          Katherine Walker - Mentoring the mentors!

 

10.00 to 2.30

Whanganui

Tania Jack

 

Tuesday 1st  October : Leadership Hui (SHT, HT, TL)

Monica Powers:

·         Strengths Refresher

·         Confidently vulnerable leadership

·         Basement v Balcony behaviours

·         Courageous conversations

·         Revisiting ‘feedback and feedforward’

·         Nurturing resilient teachers

·         Personalised development

 

10.00 to 4.30 

Whanganui

Sharon Coulton

Senior Teachers

Monica Powers

 

Thursday 3rd October - All Staff PLD:

Tapasa:

·          Turu 1

·          Turu 2

·          Turu 3

 

 

 

10.00 to 3.00

Whanganui

Aiga Mareko

Andy Cairns

 

Term 4:

 

Kaupapa:

 

 

Date/Time:

 

Venue:

 

Led by:

 

Who:

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness can be defined as the process of remaining in the present and not relying on rules and routines that are more likely to govern our behaviour, irrespective of the current circumstances that can construct mindless behaviour. By focusing on mindful behaviour it can lead to creating a greater sensitivity to one’s environment, more openness to new information, the creation of new categories for structuring perception, and enhanced awareness of multiple perspectives in problem solving. 

 

This workshop looks at ways to develop sustained mindfulness practice that can enhance attentional and emotional self-regulation and promote flexibility, increase a sense of well-being and teacher self-efficacy.

 

TBC

 

 

 

16 October

3.00 to 5.00

 

 

 

 

 

Whanganui

St Johns Club

158 Glasgow St

 

 

 

 

 

Trish Taylor-Pope

 

 

 

 

All Teachers

All Staff

 

16 October

5.30 to 7.30

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness can be defined as the process of remaining in the present and not relying on rules and routines that are more likely to govern our behaviour, irrespective of the current circumstances that can construct mindless behaviour. By focusing on mindful behaviour it can lead to creating a greater sensitivity to one’s environment, more openness to new information, the creation of new categories for structuring perception, and enhanced awareness of multiple perspectives in problem solving. 

 

This workshop looks at ways to develop sustained mindfulness practice that can enhance attentional and emotional self-regulation and promote flexibility, increase a sense of well-being and teacher self-efficacy.

 

TBC

 

 

 

23 October

3.00 to 5.00

 

 

 

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

 

 

Trish Taylor-Pope

 

 

 

 

All Teachers

All Staff

 

23 October

5.30 to 7.30

An equity mindset in a changing world:

A central tenant of inclusive environments is that they are ‘inclusive of everyone’. In this workshop we will encourage you to really think about what we need to do to further develop our own ‘equity mindset for a changing world’. 

 

This will require us all to check our unspoken, unnamed and unrealised biases and assumptions, and consider what really drives our practice. How do we respond to our changing world to challenge and broaden our thinking around any context for inclusion which could be age, gender, ability, culture, size, economic, appearance, family makeup….

 

Our key question is: Are we expecting children to ‘conform’ to ‘this place’ or are we constructing environments that work for all tamariki and whānau.

 

 

 

30 October

3.00 to 5.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whanganui

St Johns Club

158 Glasgow St

 

 

 

 

Glenda Rowe

Fiona Twaddle

Lyn Wright

 

 

 

 

 

All Teachers

 

 

 

30 October

5.30-7.30

 

An equity mindset in a changing world:

A central tenant of inclusive environments is that they are ‘inclusive of everyone’. In this workshop we will encourage you to really think about what we need to do to further develop our own ‘equity mindset for a changing world’. 

 

This will require us all to check our unspoken, unnamed and unrealised biases and assumptions, and consider what really drives our practice. How do we respond to our changing world to challenge and broaden our thinking around any context for inclusion which could be age, gender, ability, culture, size, economic, appearance, family makeup….

 

Our key question is: Are we expecting children to ‘conform’ to ‘this place’ or are we constructing environments that work for all tamariki and whānau.

 

 

 

 

6 November

3.00 to 5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenda Rowe

Fiona Twaddle

Lyn Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Teachers

 

 

6 November

5.30 to 7.30

Intentional teaching:

Te Manawa says that intentional teaching involves teachers “being deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions (DEEWR, 2009 p.15) and making purposeful decisions based on their knowledge of the child, parents aspirations and Te Whāriki.

 

In this workshop we will explore these ideas in more depth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 November

3.00 to 5.00

 

 

 

 

Whanganui

St Johns Club

158 Glasgow St

 

 

Lyn Wright

Paula Hunt

Lynette Wray

 

 

 

All Teachers

 

13 November

5.30 to 7.30

 

PLD for Full-year/Full-day Kindergartens 

 

Being an intentional teacher – How do I respond?

Intentional Teaching is explained in Te Manawa as involving teachers ‘being deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions.

 

This workshop will focus on:

  • What is the point of being intentional?
  • How, when, where, and about what, am I/are we being intentional?
  • How do I/do we strengthen my/our intentional responses?
  • What informs intentional teaching?

 

Using Storypark Effectively - what more can we use it for?

 

This will focus on using Storypark planning feature for a range of purposes, including:

  • Internal Evaluation
  • Appraisal
  • Procedure
  • Meeting minutes
  • Using Storypark to enhance our communication across the team and with whānau
  • And more….

 

9 November 
9.30 to 1.00pm

WMK Office
- Te Puna

 

Senior Teachers

Full year / Full Day Teachers

Ethical Practice:

As teachers we are cognisant of the influence we have on shaping the futures of others and the contribution we make to society. Teaching is a profession of high trust and integrity, and high standards of ethical practice is expected of each member of the profession.

 

This workshop will provide opportunities for teachers to gain an understanding of the ethical expectations of teachers, and how to make the right decisions each and every day.  

 

13 November

3.00 to 5.00

 

13 November

5.30 to 7.30

 

 

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

 

Sharon Coulton

 

 

 

All Teachers

Intentional teaching:

Te Manawa says that intentional teaching involves teachers “being deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions (DEEWR, 2009 p.15) and making purposeful decisions based on their knowledge of the child, parents aspirations and Te Whāriki.

 

In this workshop we will explore these ideas in more depth.

 

 

20 November

3.00 to 5.00

 

 

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

Lyn Wright

Paula Hunt

Lynette Wray

 

 

 

All Teachers

 

20 November

5.30 to 7.30

 

Playground Safety:

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of why as ECE professionals we need to care about having safe playgrounds and following NZ Safety Standards requirements.

 

We will also cover the key responsibilities for setting up safe, challenging and appropriate learning for our tamariki in the outdoor environment.

 

 

 

27 November

3.00 to 5.00

 

27 November

5.30 to 7.30

 

 

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

 

Leanne Nelson

 

 

All Teachers

All Staff

Health & Safety Reps

Creating a culture of social competence:

Teachers are purposefully creating a culture in the kindergarten that promotes high levels of social competence and respectful interactions. 

 

This workshop will provide practical suggestions and strategies to support your own teaching practice.

 

 

27 November

3.30 to 5.30

 

 

 

 

Whanganui

St Johns Club

158 Glasgow St

 

 

Raewyn McKenna

 

 

All Teachers

 

27 November

5.30 to 7.30

 

Creating a culture of social competence:

Teachers are purposefully creating a culture in the kindergarten that promotes high levels of social competence and respectful interactions. 

 

This workshop will provide practical suggestions and strategies to support your own teaching practice.

 

 

4 December

3.30 to 5.30

 

 

Waiouru

 

 

Raewyn McKenna

 

 

All Teachers

 

4  December

5.30 to 7.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Head Teachers

Thursday, 19 September 2019

9.00am to 3.00pm

WM Office

TE PUNA

Induction and Mentoring

All Mentors and Mentees to attend

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

9.00am till 1.00pm

WM Office, Porirua

 

 

 

         

 

Learning Support

Thursday, 19 September 2019

3.30pm to 5.00pm

Raumati Beach

 

 

 

 

      

Reliever Appraisal Meeting

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

3.30pm to 5.00pm

Bellevue Kindergarten

Reliever Appraisal Meeting

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

3.30pm to 5.00pm

Lyall Bay Kindergarten

Reliever Appraisal Meeting

Thursday, 26 September 2019

3.30pm to 5.00pm

Carterton Kindergarten

 

 

     

 

   

Monday, 30 September 2019 (Fully Booked)

9.00am to 4.00pm

Porirua Club

Thursday, 3 October 2019 (Fully Booked)

9.00am to 4.00pm

Porirua Club

Monday, 7 October 2019

9.00am to 4.00pm

Porirua Club

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

9.00am to 4.00pm

Porirua Club

Thursday, 10 October 2019

9.00am to 4.00pm

Kapiti Operations Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday,

19 September 2019

4.00pm to 5.30pm

Parsons Ave Kindergarten

 

 

 

 

Please put these dates in your diaries. As you can see there are some PLD opportunities offered throughout the term. You can enrol for all PLD on HR.Net. Course descriptions will be sent to you at the beginning of the term.

 

 

 

Playground Safety

 

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of why as ECE professionals we need to care about having safe playgrounds and following NZ Safety Standards requirements. We will also cover the key responsibilities for setting up safe, challenging and appropriate learning for our tamariki in the outdoor environment.

 

 

 

 

Thursday

19 September 2019

 

 

 

 

3.30pm to 5.00pm

 

 

 

 

Awatea Kindergarten

Ukulele Group

Thursday

26 September 2019

7.30pm to 8.30pm

Petone Kindergarten

Playground Safety

 

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of why as ECE professionals we need to care about having safe playgrounds and following NZ Safety Standards requirements. We will also cover the key responsibilities for setting up safe, challenging and appropriate learning for our tamariki in the outdoor environment.

 

 

 

 

Thursday

26 September 2019

 

 

 

 

3.30pm to 5.00pm

 

 

 

 

Raumati Beach Kindergarten

Equity Mindset in a Changing World

 

A central tenant of inclusive environments is that they are ‘inclusive  of everyone’. In this workshop we will encourage you to really think about what we need to do to further develop our own  ‘equity mindset for a changing world’

 

 

 

Tuesday

1 October 2019

 

 

 

9:30am to 12.30pm

 

 

 

Carterton Events Centre (Courthouse)

Child Protection - Full Day Session

 

This course provides exciting up to the minute thinking and best practice on recognition and responses to all forms of potential and actual of neglect and abuse sustained by children under 5 years of age.

 

 

 

Wednesday

2 October 2019

 

 

 

9.00am to 3.00pm

 

 

 

Cossie Club, Upper Hutt

Supporting leaderful practice

 

Learning to be educational leaders who are equipped to support high quality and equitable education in New Zealand is a multi-faceted and complex process.

 

 

Wednesday

2 October 2019

 

 

9.30am to 12.00pm

 

 

WM Office Porirua

Poi Making Workshop

 

Bring 2 clear plastic bags and 2 different colour balls of wool

 

Thursday

3 October 2019

 

9.30am to 12.00pm

 

Lyall Bay Kindergarten

Storypark: Engaging whānau  - Amanda Higgins

Thursday

3 October 2019

9.30am to 12.00pm

WM Office Porirua

Equity Mindset in a Changing World

 

A central tenant of inclusive environments is that they are ‘inclusive  of everyone’. In this workshop we will encourage you to really think about what we need to do to further develop our own  ‘equity mindset for a changing world’

 

 

 

Friday

4 October 2019

 

 

 

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

 

 

WM Office Porirua

Internal Evaluation-Strategic Internal Evaluation

Friday

4 October 2019

9.30am to 12.00pm

Johnsonville Club

Transitions

 

A focus on Continuity of Learning for tamariki into the Primary Sector as we intentionally explore how we can support and advocate for transition to be successful.

 

 

 

Friday

4 October 2019

 

 

 

1.00pm to 4.00pm

 

 

 

Johnsonville Club

 

 

 

                            

 

     

                

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
   

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