OTJ workshops in reading and writing 2015

Issue: Volume 94, Number 8

Posted: 18 May 2015
Reference #: 1H9cr5

Following the success of the Overall Teacher Judgment (OTJ) workshop series in 2014, the Ministry of Education is providing another series of OTJ workshops during 2015.

These workshops will again be facilitated through the Consortium of Professional Learning, during terms two and three.

The workshops are free of charge, funded by the Ministry of Education, and are being held across all regions.

These full-day workshops will support teachers using National Standards to use quality moderation practices and make valid and reliable OTJs of student progress and achievement.

The workshops will support teachers and leaders to:

  • make dependable overall teacher judgments (OTJs) in relation to the National Standards
  • strengthen moderation practices
  • better understand the reading and writing progression frameworks, including those developed for the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT)
  • identify resources and tools which support effective teaching in reading and writing
  • understand the requirements for interim and end of year reporting to parents.

Comprehensive online support will be available through the website below to enable schools to engage in follow-up activities.

Workshops will be held in 39 locations across the country. 

Schedule of 2015 series one OTJ English medium workshops

Area Location Series One date
Far North Kaitaia 27 May
Kerikeri 28 May
Whangarei 10 June
Dargaville 11 June
Auckland Warkworth 16 June
North Shore 4 June
Auckland West 26 May
Auckland East 29 May
Auckland South 5 June
Papakura 11 June
Waikato    Hamilton West 8 June 
Thames  21 May 
Te Kuiti  3 June 
Putaruru 4 June
BOP   Tauranga  27 May 
Whakatane  28 May 
Rotorua 25 June 
Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne   Gisborne  18 June
Hastings 23 June
Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu    Whanganui  25 May
Hawera 3 June
Waitara  4 June
Feilding 28 May 
Wellington     Masterton  11 June 
Kapiti  18 June 
Porirua 25 May 
Hutt Valley (Lower)  9 June 
Pahiatua  10 June 
Nelson, Marlborough,West Coast   Nelson 4 June
Blenheim 3 June
Greymouth  18 June
Canterbury    Rangiora 21 May
Christchurch  11 June 
Ashburton 23 June 
Timaru 16 June 
Otago, Southland    Balclutha  27 May 
Dunedin  28 May 
Cromwell 9 June 
Invercargill  10 June 

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 9:53 AM, 18 May 2015

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