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Last updated 25 February 2014 14:24 by NZTecAdmin
Please note: The workshops outlined on this page have already occurred.

Please review our current offerings.

Overview: Four half-day workshops designed to provide support to tutors, managers and practitioners with the skills to support and develop Māori students’ literacy and numeracy skills. These workshops draw on Te Ao Māori models and frameworks. One full day workshop of the Assessment Tool: Writing is also on offer. Reference to the Assessment Tool is the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool.

 

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Day One


Workshop 1: Moving learners forward

Interpreting the Assessment Tool results to inform the effective use of numeracy strategies

Audience: This workshop is suitable for educators who have limited experience with the Assessment Tool and are seeking to maximise Māori learners’ numeracy skills.

Description: You will learn how to interpret numeracy assessment results. The focus is on making connections between the assessment results and strategies for teaching numeracy.

The Assessment Tool provides rich information regarding the literacy and numeracy skills of their learners.  This workshop informs a range of assessment-related practices including, strategies to engage Māori learners with the assessment process, skills and knowledge to interpret and use assessment results to inform practice, and practical strategies to develop Māori learners’ numeracy skills. This workshop links the 'Three Knowings', (Knowing the Demands, Knowing the Learner and Knowing What To Do) and is supported with an on-line community.

Intended outcomes:

  • Increased range of teaching numeracy strategies
  • Increased confidence in using the Assessment Tool results to inform practice
  • Improved understanding of working effectively with Māori students
  • Improved digital literacy skills through post-workshop online discussion and exchange

Workshop 2: Right time/right place

Utilising formative assessment to enhance Māori learners’ literacy skills

Audience: New and experienced educators seeking to enhance their teaching reading and writing effectiveness through formative assessment skills. 

Description: You will learn how to improve teaching reading and writing skills through formative assessment techniques. The focus is on teaching reading and writing by using activities that provide immediate and on-going feedback.

Formative assessment has been described as one of the most powerful tools in an educator's tool box. Educators who develop formative assessment skills are better able to identify learner strengths and needs in order to provide pivotal feedback and direction to learners at the moment it is needed. This workshop covers three vital aspects of formative assessment – defining and broadcasting success criteria, engineering effective classroom discussions, questions and learning tasks, and providing feedback to learners. This workshop emphasises all 'Three Knowings', (Knowing the Demands, Knowing the Learner, and Knowing What to Do) and is supported with an on-line community.

Intended outcomes:

  • Increased range of strategies for teaching reading and writing
  • Expanded educator tool box with formative assessment techniques for improving literacy outcomes.
  • Improved understanding of working effectively with Māori students
  • Improved educator digital literacy skills through post-workshop online discussion and exchange

 

Day Two


Workshop 3: Making assessment count

Effective use of Assessment Tool results to maximise learning

Audience: This workshop is suitable for educators with existing experience with the Assessment Tool reports who are seeking to enhance their knowledge regarding interpreting Assessment Tool results and using the results to inform embedded literacy practice.

Description: You will learn how to make connections between the reading Assessment Tool results and the reading demands of your course/programme. The focus is on expanding your teaching reading skills.

This workshop develops educators’ skills around utilising the information identified in the individual learner reports. The workshop will develop educators’ understandings of the links between the results and the Learning Progression framework and have a clear focus on informing practical strategies to develop learners’ areas of literacy. Participants will be encouraged to contribute more regularly to the online community.

Intended outcomes:

  • Expanded teaching reading skills
  • Increased educator confidence and competence in utilising practical strategies for embedded literacy
  • Improved understanding of working effectively with Māori students
  • Improved educator digital literacy skills through on-going online discussion and exchange.

Workshop 4: Cultivating success!

Utilising advanced formative assessment strategies to enhance Māori learners’ numeracy skills

Audience: Educators seeking to further develop their effectiveness in teaching numeracy and formative assessment strategies.

Description: You will learn more in-depth teaching of numeracy skills through formative assessment activities. The focus is on maximising numeracy learning opportunities with activity focused on-going feedback.

This workshop builds on Day One’s Workshop 2 formative assessment workshop (although attendance not necessary) by broadening educators repertoire of formative assessment strategies. Formative assessment has been described as one of the most effective skills an educator possesses.  Therefore honing and sharpening ones’ formative assessment skills is pivotal for educators seeking to maximise their benefit to learners. Topics include, strategies to enhance learners’ management of their own learning, effective questioning, feedback options for learners, tasks designed to elicit evidence of learning and feedback models.  These are all positioned within the Learning Progression framework and aligned with Te Ao Māori. This workshop includes some peer mentoring tips. Participants will be encouraged to contribute more regularly to the online community.

Intended outcomes:

  • Expanded range of teaching numeracy skills
  • In-depth understanding of formative assessment techniques for improving numeracy outcomes
  • Improved understanding of working effectively with Māori students
  • Expanded educator tool box for supporting in-house sustainable professional development practices with colleagues.
  • Improved digital literacy skills through on-going online discussion and exchange

 

Locations, venues and registration

Location

Venue

Date

New Plymouth

Day One:
Workshops 1 & 2

Cancelled

Western Institute of
Technology at Taranaki
20 Bell Street
New Plymouth

Wednesday 2 April (cancelled)
Workshop 1: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 3 April (cancelled)
Workshop 2: 9.00am - 12.00pm

Day One:
Workshops 1 & 2
(Rescheduled)

Registrations have now closed.

Western Institute of
Technology at Taranaki
20 Bell Street
New Plymouth

Wednesday 7 May
Workshop 1: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 8 May
Workshop 2: 9.00am - 12.00pm

Day Two:
Workshops 3 & 4

Registrations have now closed.

Western Institute of
Technology at Taranaki
20 Bell Street
New Plymouth

June (TBC)

Tauranga

Day Two:
Workshops 3 & 4

Registrations have now closed.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
Te Kuratini o Poikē
70 Windermere Drive
Tauranga

Tuesday 8 April
Workshop 3: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 4: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Hamilton

Day One:
Workshops 1 & 2

Registrations have now closed.

National Centre of Literacy
and Numeracy for Adults
204 Hillcrest Road
Hamilton

Thursday 1 May
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Day Two:
Workshops 3 & 4

Registrations have now closed.

National Centre of Literacy
and Numeracy for Adults
204 Hillcrest Road
Hamilton

Friday 20 June
Workshop 3: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 4: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Whangarei

Day One:
Workshops 1 & 2

Registrations have now closed.

2Meke Training & Education
Whangarei Railway Station
Cnr Woods & Railway Roads
Whangarei

Thursday 15 May
Workshop 1: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Palmerston North

Day Two:
Workshops 3 & 4

Registrations have now closed.

UCOL
Cnr King & Princess Streets
Palmerston North

Tuesday 24 June
Workshop 3: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Workshop 4: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

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Comments

 

30 May 2014 13:35
Kia ora,

I would like to enrol Tetaahe Akuhata in Workshop 2 Bay of Plenty on behalf of Anamata. Is there any vacancies for this intake.

Thanks,

Sandre Kruger, CEO

Anamata
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