West Auckland: Secondary Year 1 PCT (9-13) Workshop Series

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 17 December 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAFhC

This workshop series includes four sessions across the year to support secondary teachers in their first year of teaching. Each full day session is either face-to-face or online. They will be interactive with time provided for dialogue and the sharing of thinking and ideas. Workshop content has been co-constructed in response to previous participants' identified needs and feedback.

Learning focus 1: Setting up for success: building an authentic classroom culture and my teaching practice 

This workshop will explore the ways in which we can create a positive classroom culture and learning environment. Practical strategies will be shared and discussed that put the learner at the centre, including:

  • Building relational capacity 
  • Developing professional agency
  • Promoting learner agency
  • Supporting a learning focused culture

Learning focus 2: Responding to the disengaged:  My practice, My context

The more we know about students the better positioned we are to support positive relationships for learning, in particular:

  • maximise engaged learning
  • minimise disengaged learning
  • optimise relationships

Learning focus 3: Data-driven decision making

This session continues to build on student and teacher agency with a particular focus on developing your formative practices and the effective use of data to inform teaching and learning: 

  • what evidence do I have about my students?
  • where can I get evidence?
  • how can I use it?
  • what more do I need to know?
  • my professional inquiry and my evidence portfolio

 Learning focus 4: The wisdom of the collective

This workshop will be an opportunity for: 

  • participants to reflect on and share teaching practices that they feel have been successful to effectively engage the learner and improve the learning
  • facilitators to share a range of evidence-based practices that been used to empower teachers to effectively engage the learner and improve learning

Register and pay now for the early bird cost of $1000.

For further information, visit our website

Events summary


11 March 2021 – 11 March 2021


27 May 2021 – 27 May 2021


17 August 2021 – 17 August 2021


20 September 2021 – 20 September 2021

Further information

Contact: Te Whai Toi Tangata Workshop Team

 (07) 838 4421