Aug
2
to Oct 25

Provisionally Registered Teachers Workshops

The venue for all workshops will be St Columba Centre, Vermont St, Ponsonby. Parking is available onsite. All workshops will be 9.00-12.30p.m.

The dates for the workshops are as follows:

 Year 1-4 session dates: Thursday 2 August, Thursday 30 August, Thursday 18 October

Year 5-8 session dates: Thursday 9 August, Thursday 6 September, Thursday 25 October

The workshop programme is as follows:

Workshop 1: Setting up effective literacy programmes, Shared reading and guided reading.

  • Key components of an effective literacy programme.
  • Key resources/documents
  • Planning for shared reading
  • Essential components of a guided reading lesson.
  • Planning and teaching a guided reading lesson.
  • Suitable follow up tasks from guided reading.

Workshop 2: Writing

  • Essential components of a writing lesson.
  • Organising a writing lesson.
  • The importance of modelling and different ways to model writing.

Workshop 3: Oral Language and working with English Language Learners

  • Where oral language fits in the curriculum
  • Expectations for oral language proficiency
  • Challenges for English language learners (ELLs) with learning to read and write and how to address these challenges.
  • Practical ways of scaffolding literacy for ELLs

The cost for the three workshops is $195 + GST per teacher. If you wish to enroll for individual workshops the cost is $80 + GST per workshop.

To enrol for these workshops, please follow the link here.

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Oct
14
to Feb 14

Provisionally Registered Teachers Workshops, 2019

In 2019, Tools 4 Teachers will again be offering our very successful series of literacy workshops specifically designed to support Beginning teachers or teachers new to the NZ schooling system. The venue for all workshops will be St Columba Centre, Vermont St, Ponsonby. Free parking is available onsite, at the rear of the building.

The programme will be as follows:

Workshop 1 Thursday 21st February: Setting up effective literacy programmes and oral language

·      Key components of an effective literacy programme.

·      Key resources/documents.

·      Where oral language fits in the curriculum.

·      Expectations for oral language proficiency.

 Workshop 2 Thursday 14th March: Guided reading

·      Essential components of a guided reading lesson.

·      Planning and teaching a guided reading lesson.

·      Suitable follow up tasks from guided reading.

 Workshop 3 Thursday 4th April: Teaching writing

·      Essential components of a writing lesson.

·      Organising a writing lesson.

·      The importance of modelling and different ways to model writing.

 Workshop 4 Thursday 9th May: Shared reading and Literacy Assessment

·      What is shared reading?

·      Key components of a shared reading lesson.

·      How to take and analyse a running record correctly.

 Workshop 5 Thursday 6th June: Supporting English Language Learners with literacy

·      Challenges for English language learners (ELLs) with learning to read and write and how to address these challenges.

·      Practical ways of scaffolding literacy for ELLs.

 

 The cost for each workshop is $80 + GST per teacher with a discount offered for teachers who enrol for all five workshops. The discounted rate for the five workshops is $370 + GST per teacher. Morning tea will be provided, however, teachers will need to bring their own lunch.

To enrol for these workshops, please follow the link here

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Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

New Entrant Workshop

New Entrant Workshop covering the following:

  • What’s essential in a New Entrant classroom?
  • What systems and routines is it important to establish and how do I do it?
  • Is it about the child being ready for school or you being ready for the child?
  • Why is it important to build strong relationships with whānau and how do I go about it?
  • How can I include a play based approach to my classroom programme?
  • What data should I be gathering at school entry?
  • How do I help children transition from ECE to a classroom setting?
  • How do I structure the day in a New Entrant classroom?
  • What are the expectations at school entry?

The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Butler from Tools4Teachers on Tuesday 10 July 2018 from 9am until 3pm at the St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby.

The cost of the workshop will be $195 (GST Exclusive) per person.

To sign up for this workshop, please follow the link here

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