in partnership with
Supporting the continued learning and development of ECE teachers in New Zealand.The directors and facilitators of inspirED ECE have been successfully delivering professional learning and development to the early childhood sector for over 10 years. They have been delivering the ECC teacher workshops since 2012.
inspirED ECE's dedication to offering high quality professional learning opportunities to early childhood teachers throughout New Zealand reflects a strong commitment to supporting continued improvements to teaching practice and outcomes for children. As the sector continues to develop we recognise the importance of professional learning that is responsive to the ways that best support the growth and professionalism of the sector.
Our skilled professional learning facilitators are experienced, fully certificated teachers.They have a diverse range of experience, expertise and interests and draw on experience as teachers, leaders and managers in the ECE sector, to inform workshop content and approach.
Read more about our facilitators here (live link) http://inspired-ece.co.nz/about-us/.
Looking for in-centre professional learning for your whole
teaching team we are here to help!
If you are interested in one of the workshops
below being held at your place or you would like to discuss your professional
learning needs contact inspired ECEadmin@inspired-ece.co.nz.
Click on the location and dates to register NOW!
The refresh of our national curriculum is an
exciting opportunity to refocus our intentions as early childhood teachers and
to ensure that we are working with our learners and whanau in ways that are
aligned with the principles, strands and learning outcomes of Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o
We will examine the differences
between the refreshed Te Whāriki and the original document. There will be time
to revise and revisit the essence of the document, embedded within the
aspirations, principles and strands. There will be particular emphasis on
exploring and discussing the shift from 118 goals to 20 as well as the
responsibilities of kaiako and continuity of learning which have been made more
explicit in the refreshed document.
This workshop will allow you to
identify shifts in practice that may be necessary in light of the changes to
Tauranga - Wednesday 8th May
Palmerston North - Wednesday 22nd May
early childhood teachers make multiple professional and pedagogical decisions.
This workshop will focus on considering how teachers’ decisions might influence
the opportunities they provide for children and thus the learning that might
The model of
Notice, Recognise and Respond will be linked to recent research findings, and used
as a basis for discussion. Teachers will be encouraged to think deeply
about how they identify children’s learning, and how they might respond to
children in a way that supports and extends this, rather than defaulting to
responding to children’s activities.
By the end of
this workshop teachers will have a clearer understanding of the notion of
teaching with purpose, the role of the teacher in an environment of intentional
teaching, and how their decisions and actions might support improved outcomes
of what meaningful teacher responses might be and how we can provide more
authentic learning opportunities for children.Please email inspirED ECE if you would like this workshop provide
in your area or in your centre.
A workshop designed to support provisionally and fully certificated
teachers to effectively evidence their practice against the Standards for the Teaching Profession using
inquiry as the key mechanism of appraisal/induction and mentoring.
In this workshop participants will:
Whangarei - Thursday 16th May
Please email inspirED ECE if you would like this workshop provide
in your area or in your centre.
This workshop will support teachers to extend the depth and authenticity of their bicultural practice. It will explore the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi not only in terms of teachers’ professional practice but also in terms of curriculum provision for all tamariki. Building on the foundations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi teachers will be supported to understand what culturally responsive practice, for all learners, looks like. The workshop will explore the ideas of cultural locatedness and unconscious bias and identify ways teachers might be encouraged to think critically about the curriculum provision in terms of cultural competence.
This workshop will support you to:
Newmarket - Tuesday 30th April
Tauranga - Wednesday 5th June
Teachers will examine their role in supporting children to become socially competent citizens. By asking “is the way I respond to challenging behaviour supporting children’s learning to become socially and emotionally competent?” teachers will identify alternative ways of responding to children’s behaviour.
This workshop will include:
Newmarket - Tuesday 19th February
Morrinsville - Thursday 9th May
Being a leader in an ECE setting is a complex and multi-faceted task, especially given that many teachers find themselves with leadership responsibilities with little or nopreparation. Research shows that effective leadership is the single most influential factor in ensuring high quality teaching and learning.
This workshop will assist you to identify and develop key skills, knowledge and dispositions that will enable you to be an effective leader of teaching and learning.
This workshop will:
North Shore - Wednesday 6th March
This workshop will address the often-misunderstood notion of evaluation of teaching practice. It will cover evaluation on action (internal evaluation) and evaluation in action – the minute by minute judgements about the effectiveness of your practice therefore supporting an evaluative culture in your centre. This workshop will also examine the art of reflective practice, sharing strategies to promote your own and others’ reflective thinking and to document this in order to strengthen practice and improve outcomes for children.
There is increasing concern being expressed by teachers about the seemingly increasing burden of paperwork and concern that need for documentation is taking teachers away from teaching. This workshop will assist you to refocus on what is necessary and useful to document so that informed decisions can be made about how documentation expectations might be streamlined.
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