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Creating Educationally Powerful Connections with Parents, Whānau and Communities, Auckland

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 01 September 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9eSa

This workshop aims to move the conversation about creating educationally powerful connections with parents, whanau and communities to the next level. To do that, school leaders and teachers need to understand the link between what they currently do and the intended or unintended consequences of their actions. The key principles from the New Zealand Curriculum (2007) of coherence, cultural diversity, inclusion and community engagement as well as from parental engagement research will be featured to help schools develop educationally powerful connections with parents, whānau and communities that support students’ learning and achievement.

The workshop schedule will be:

• Whakawhanaungatanga

• Setting the scene – expectations, roles and perspectives

• Review of parental engagement practice

• Consultation vs partnership – an understanding of power (equality vs equity)

• Key principles for engaging parents, whānau and communities

• What works and for whom?

• Putting the learning into practice

• Next Steps / So What?

Events summary


25 October 2017 – 25 October 2017