Why the Arts are Important – Auckland
Commencing Tuesday 23 February a one year programme covering 6 sessions scheduled 9am–3pm including an opening mentoring hour and closing reflective period with JoWilliams, Lead Facilitator. Continuous personal mentoring is offered, knowledgeable, expert facilitators, collaborative networking amongst teachers.
Session 1: Starting Back! Jo Williams offers refresher information regarding the Induction-Mentoring Programme, codes-standards, goals, collecting evidence. Saga Frost promotes Community Engagement that Strengthens Success for Pasifika Students by guiding effective communications, exploring Pasifika culture, protocols, values, So’otaga connections, cultural Fa’a Samoa.
Session 2: Jill Smythe demonstrates Making Maths Fun whilst Making Maths and Learning Count! Jill builds teacher/student confidence, knowledge, emphasizes how to have fun while improving numeral identification, place value, multiplication, division, fractions, proportional thinking.
Session 3: Importance of Oral Language, Sensory Experiences and Foundation Skills that Lead to the Development of Reading and Writing. Jo Williams addressesthe importance of providing daily oral language/sensory experiences, increasing teachers’ pedagogical knowledge of the foundation skills for 0-3 age range.
Session 4: Juliette Laird fosters Inquiring Through The Arts – Building Agency Through Self Expression with The Arts as a toolbox for exploring, discovering, presenting,developing ideas through Visual Arts, practical guidelines.
Session 5: Developing an Inquiry, Thinking and Questioning Learning Culture with Jo Williams providing teachers with a ‘thinking-questioning toolkit’ that can be used immediately to foster a thinking-questioning culture. Thinker Keys and graphic organisers will be explored. Digital Technology with Glenn Pressnell covering cyber safety, management tips, integrating digital technology across the curriculum, with useful websites.
Session 6:English Language Learners (ESOL) in the Mainstream Classroom provides discussion opportunities around English language learners, how their learning may be scaffolded. Teachers’ Presentations providing opportunities for several teachers demonstrating leadership qualities to give short presentations showcasing their areas of developing expertise.
Venue: MIT Pasifika Community Centre, 53 Otara Road, Auckland.
Cost: $795 GST inclusive.