Looking for in-house professional development in centre management or would like a would like this workshop in your area?
The ECC might be able to help!
Have a look at the Centre Managers programme. If you are interested in one of these workshops being held in-house contact the ECC, email@example.com to find out more.
First Aid Refresher Course can be held in-house or in your area (must have 20 participants). If you don't have 20 staff members, contact those in your network, see if they are interested in participating!
Professional Learning and Development for teachers and beyond
Introducing Teacher Empowerment
Teacher Empowerment Team link: http://teacherempowerment.co.nz/about.html
Empowerment workshops offered in Canterbury, the ECC member rate is $130 plus
GST; for non-members the price is $150 plus GST
Empowerment workshops offered in any other regions in the South Island, the ECC
member rate is $185 plus GST and the non-member price is $205 plus GST.
Unpacking the updated Te Whāriki document.
This workshop will take time to unpack the changes to Te Whāriki- the Early childhood curriculum. Although the aspirations, principles and strands of the document remain unchanged there are many changes including the shift from 118 goals to 20, the responsibility of the Kaiako and continuity of learning to name a few. This workshop will support you to recognise the changes and explore how this impacts on teaching and learning.
This workshop will:
Dunedin - 30th August 2017
Infants and Toddlers
Brain development is most significant in children from birth to three years of age. These are the children we call infants and toddlers. How are you catering for the needs of these children? In this workshop, we will explore the developmental characteristics of infants and toddlers, how to plan for them and work together with parents to provide quality care and education.
Providing for the care and education of infants requires specialised knowledge and practice. Te whāriki update (draft) pg. 16
Christchurch - 15th November 2017
Emotional intelligence, differing values/expectations, behavioural guidance, working collaboratively…… these are the challenges we have working together with our children. Our work as teachers focusses on equipping children to be competent and capable life-long leaners. Does this require being able to participate in collaborative relationships? In this workshop, we will explore how to work with children to develop social competence. Teacher’s will reflect on their role in developing these skills and how to apply these in their learning environment.
Nelson - 27th September 2017
Timaru - 25th October 2017
Treaty based practise
This workshop unpacks where Treaty based/bi-cultural practise comes from and how this looks in today's context of education and learning. It will help teachers come to a personal place of valuing our bicultural heritage to be real and authentic in their professional practice.
Queenstown - 22nd August 2017
Unpacking Maori values
This workshop looks at the Maori values and language that sit in our Education documents. It will explore how these were expressed traditionally, to enable us to understand how they can be made real today in our early childhood centres. Practical knowledge and skills will be part of this workshop.
Invercargill - 5th September 2017
Dunedin - 30th October 2017
Nelson - 14th November 2017
This workshop will be an opportunity for experienced, new and emerging leaders to come together and explore what creates effective leadership and how to work towards this. It will provide knowledge and skills to enhance your practice as a leader and strategies to support effective communication particularly in challenging times.
Christchurch - 19th September 2017
Cromwell - 24th October 2017