PCT Beginning Teacher Programme Manukau 2019
The PCT (first year) Manukau programme is designed for primary teachers of Y0–3 year students. Commencing Tuesday 12 February it is a full one year programme covering 7 sessions each scheduled between 9am and 3pm including an opening mentoring hour and a daily closing reflective period with Jo Williams, Lead Facilitator. This programme offers continuous personal mentoring support, a line-up of knowledgeable and expert facilitators, it encourages a collaborative-networking approach amongst teachers.
Session 1: Getting Started: Jo Williams provides information about the Induction and Mentoring Programme, unpacks codes-standards, sets goals, discusses the Mentoring-PCT role, how to collect evidence in a work-smart way, setting up effective learning environments, developing positive relationships, learner engagement, behaviour management.
Session 2: Jo Williams’ Effective and Balanced Reading Programme provides practical guidance for shared, modelled, guided, independent reading including recommendations on how to meet your learners’ needs.
Session 3: Lucie Cheeseman offers a Rich, Connected Mathematics Programme by unpacking learning progressions and alignment in the NZ Curriculum, focusing on problem solving, student collaborative skills, resilience, communciation skills.
Session 4: Louise Dempsey establishes the features of a Balanced Writing Programme by unpacking writing skills that learners need to develop in order to write independently; Louise assesses the features of a balanced writing lesson.
Session 5: Paula Ormsby reviews Biculturalism and te reo Maori, demonstrating the commitment to tangata whenua and te Tirito o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa NZ. This session includes protection, partnership, participation, and provides relevant activities and resources.
Session 6: Madeleine Collins considers Student Engagement through Science and an Integrated Curriculum including looking through a science lens, fostering a ‘sense of wonder’, early inquiry, questioning, thinking skills.
Session 7: Relates to the teachers’ choice, a topic that participants collectively select as their preferred final subject, having worked and collaborated together during the year.