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

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 26 November 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAEwD

Commencing Tuesday 16 February a one year programme covering 7 sessions each scheduled 9am–3pm including an opening mentoring hour and closing reflective period with Jo Williams, Lead Facilitator. This programme offers continuous personal mentoring, a line up of knowledgeable, expert facilitators, it 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, creates effective learning environments, develops positive relationships, student engagement, ‘starter off’ behaviour management strategies, promotes student health and wellbeing. 

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 with the Number Framework, focusing on problem solving, developing students’ collaborative skills and resilience, mathematical communciation skills.

Session 4: Louise Dempsey establishes a Balanced Writing Programme in the Junior Classroom by unpacking writing skills that students 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, unpacking ‘protection, partnership, participation’ introducing activities and resources.

Session 6: Eleanor Hart considers Student Engagement through Science and an Integrated Curriculum by looking through a science lens and harnessing children’s innate curiosity, fostering a ‘sense of wonder’, developing early inquiry, questioning and thinking skills.

Session 7: Teachers’ Choice - with teachers having worked, collaborated together during the year a preferred final PLD topic will be jointly selected.

Venue: MIT Pasifika Community Centre, 53 Otara Road, Auckland.

Cost: $895. GST inclusive

Events summary


16 February 2021 – 02 November 2021

Further information

Contact: Alison Miller

 (027) 544 2924