PCT Beginning Teacher Programme Manukau 2019

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 14 January 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9qAy

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 2Jo 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 4Louise 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.

Events summary


12 February 2019 – 05 November 2019

Further information

Contact: Alison Miller

 (027) 544 2924