First Year PCT Manukau Programme for Teachers who Teach 0-3 Year Students

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 27 November 2019
Notice reference #: 1HA3EM

Commencing Tuesday 11 February, a one year programme covering 7 sessions each scheduled 9am to 3pm including an opening mentoring hour and closing reflective period with Jo Williams, Lead Facilitator. This programme offers continuous personal mentoring support, a line up of knowledgeable and expert facilitators, encourages collaborative networking amongst teachers.

Session 1: Getting Started: Jo Williams provides information about the Induction and Mentoring Programme, unpacks codes-standards, sets goals, portfolios, collecting evidence-documentation in a ‘work smart’ way,  effective learning environments, developing positive relationships, learner engagement, ‘starter off’ behaviour management strategies.  

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 an Inquiry Based Rich, Connected Mathematics Programme by unpacking learning progressions and alignment in the NZ Curriculum, focusing on problem solving, collaborative skills, resilience, communciation skills.

Session 4: Louise Dempsey establishes the features of a Balanced Writing Programme in the Junior Classroom by unpacking writing skills that learners need to develop in order to write independently; Louise reviews a balanced writing lesson.

Session 5: Michele Coxhead Integrates more te reo Maori in the Mainstream Classroom demonstrating commitment to tangata whenua and Te Tirito o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa NZ, including ‘protection, partnership, participation’ with 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: Teachers’ choice - a topic that is jointly selected as a preferred final subject, the teachers having worked and collaborated together during the year.

Venue/location – MIT Pasifika Community Centre, Otara North Campus, 53 Otara Road, Otara, Auckland. 

Cost: $895 GST inclusive.

Contact and enrol:

Events summary


11 February 2020 – 10 November 2020

Further information

Contact: Alison Miller

 (0275) 442 924