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Literacy And Numeracy In ECE…

2nd October 2021 – 9am to 3pm

The workshop will deliver practical and visual literacy-maths teaching skills. The workshop highlights the importance of using maths dialogue and acknowledges how maths communication skills can be developed by connecting to literacy and other areas including science and the arts.

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Fundamental Teaching Theories…

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

Teachers are the most important resources in any ECE setting. “Kaiako has a responsibility to be knowledgeable about theories that underpin effective pedagogy in Te Whariki, it’s framework and intent.” Te Whariki,

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Leading And Teaching

Leading and Teaching… Teacher leadership happens every day, with children, colleagues and management. Why do we feel that we need to apply the word leader to only certain teachers? One reason is […]

Supporting Social And Moral Competence

Supporting Social And Moral Competence… Social and moral competence enables children to interact with peers in a variety of ways and contexts and to maintain positive relationships with peers and […]

Literacy And Numeracy in ECE

Literacy and Numeracy in ECE… We deliver a practical and visual literacy-maths workshop placing maths concepts and early literacy skills into familiar contexts that young children can relate to. The […]

Fundamental Teaching Theories

Fundamental Teaching Theories… Teachers are the most important resources in any ECE setting. “Kaiako has a responsibility to be knowledgeable about theories that underpin effective pedagogy in Te Whariki, it’s […]