Workshops for Teaching Staff (ECC - nationwide)

Looking for in-house professional development? The ECC might be able to help!

If you are interested in a Teacher workshop being held in-house or in your place

contact the ECC, events@ecc.org.nz to find out more or download our booking form now.


Professional Learning Development include:


Four-hour Workshops

Ngā Ara Whai Hua – Teachers and the Quality Indicators

The new quality indicators have been developed to reflect the outcomes of and conditions for high quality in ECE services. They are a tool for reviewing performance and accounting for ‘what matters most’. What impact do these indicators have on classroom practice, teacher knowledge and professional leadership?

This workshop will outline the quality framework’s approach and teachers’ role within Ngā Ara Whai Hua. Participants will have the opportunity to determine and develop their interpretation of the

  • - Outcome indicators
  • - Process indicators

The workshop will provide a forum for teachers to unpack and discuss the practical implications of the indicators on classroom practice and teachers’ professional learning.

Please bring along a copy of Ngā Ara Whai Hua.



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Friday 12th February - 2 HOUR ZOOM ONLINE

Thursday 29th April - 2 HOUR ZOOM ONLINE



ECE Teachers, Compliance and the Licensing Criteria

Graduating as a teacher is only the beginning… Provisionally and fully certificated teachers learn along the way that there is a whole system of bureaucracy to navigate, from registration and certification to complying with the Regulations, as well as the Licensing Criteria.

This workshop provides information specific to ECE teachers, in relation to registration, qualifications, and Ministry of Education regulations. Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss the structures they encounter, in particular the -

  • Teaching Council Registration & Qualification Requirements
  • Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008
  • The Licensing Criteria

This workshop is of interest to all people working within ECE, particularly to those who wish to take on further responsibilities or have an interest in developing centre policies and procedures.

Please bring along a copy of the Licensing Criteria. Click HERE to download: http://www.education.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Early-Childhood/Licensing-criteria/ECE-Licensing-Booklet-Early-Childhood-Aug2018.pdf


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Auckland Central - 9th April


Your Local Curriculum – “What Matters Here”

Te Whāriki (2017) sets the expectation that ECE services will use the curriculum framework as a basis for weaving with children, parents and whanau its own local curriculum, taking into consideration aspirations and learning priorities. The Licensing Criteria (2016) also stipulate that centres must have a service curriculum that is consistent with Te Whāriki.

Centres are required to specify “what matters here”. This workshop will outline -

  • How to develop a local curriculum framework policy and how this links to the Licensing Criteria requirements
  • Key components of a local service curriculum
  • How to develop local processes for planning, implementing, and evaluating

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the requirements of a local curriculum and how to determine “what matters here”.

Please bring along your copy of Te Whāriki.


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Thursday 15th April - 2 HOUR ZOOM ONLINE

Thursday 27th May - 2 HOUR ZOOM ONLINE


Learning Stories and the Principles of Assessment

What is the role of assessment in ECE and what should it look like? Good assessment aims to make valued learning visible, showing the complexity of learning within a meaningful context. This workshop draws on the socio-cultural perspective and the bio-ecological model underpinning Te Whāriki. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss -  

  • The Purpose of Assessment
  • The Key Characteristics of good Assessment
  • The concept of ‘ako’, using a variety of perspectives.

The workshop will focus on the Principles of Assessment as guidance and challenge for writing effective Learning Stories. Participants will also be able to explore the role of Learning Stories in the cycle of assessment, planning, and evaluation.

Please bring along your copy of Te Whāriki.



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Friday 5th March - North Auckland


09:30:0005/03/2021Learning Stories and the Principles of Assessment Workshop (North Auckland)
09:30:0019/03/2021Learning Stories and the Principles of Assessment Workshop (Christchurch)
14:00:0026/03/2021Zoom Online Workshop - The Role of Learning Stories in Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
09:30:0023/04/2021Learning Stories and the Principles of Assessment Workshop (Gisborne)
09:30:0007/05/2021Learning Stories and the Principles of Assessment Workshop (SOUTH AUCKLAND)
09:30:0021/05/2021Learning Stories and the Principles of Assessment Workshop (Invercargill)


Two-hour Workshops

Early Literacy in ECE

“The service curriculum provides a language-rich environment that supports children’s learning.” (Licensing Criteria, 2016). What could teachers do to create a language-rich environment and what is conducive to children’s language development? There is so much more to literacy than the ability to read and write, particularly during the crucial early years.

In this workshop, the roles of audio and visual processing and the interplay between verbal and non-verbal communication are discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss a variety of early literacy tools suitable for different ages and diverse needs. There will be a focus on -

  • Using learning domains to enrich literacy
  • Planning for an effective environment to encourage and extend early literacy
  • A socio-cultural approach to include culture and additional languages as integral part of early literacy

A language-rich environment requires purposeful planning and a clear focus on children’s oral language development. This workshop emphasises practical and child-centred ways of establishing literacy behaviours in young children.

Please bring along your copy of Te Whāriki.




If your location is not scheduled here, please inquire to events@ecc.org.nz 




Physical Health & Movement in ECE

Active movement has been recognised as a significant factor in children’s health and development. Te Whāriki’s Strand Mana aotūroa | Exploration is about helping infants, toddlers, and young children to explore the world around them. This implies that they are empowered to seek out interests, challenges in an active manner, to the extent of their individual abilities.

‘Education Outside the Classroom’ is a valuable opportunity to support children’s active movement. Centre processes are key to support children’s active learning and this workshop will explain relevant requirements through -

  • Centre policies
  • Activity Planning
  • Risk Assessment.

This workshop provides a forum for kaiako to share and develop practical ways of developing children’s dispositions in relation to health and physical movement.

Please bring along your copy of Te Whāriki.



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Transition and Continuity of Learning in ECE

There is ample evidence that children benefit greatly from effective transitions. Teachers who use a reflective approach, with intentional, thought-out processes are in a position to provide valuable support to children and their families.

This workshop offers a forum for teachers to consider support strategies in keeping with the intent of Te Whāriki for –

  • Infants, toddlers and young children, and in particular for
  • Children who are disadvantaged or have diverse needs

The focus of the discussion is on intentional, reflective practice that takes children’s and parents’ perspectives into account. This workshop will provide research-based information regarding desirable key conditions and strategies for transitions and continuity within ECE.

Please bring along your copy of Te Whāriki.



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Appraisal in ECE - Your Blue Book Online

This workshop will give you an insight into how the Blue Book Online works and how it can assist you. Learn about setting up content in

MY PORTFOLIO, MY PLAN, and MY APPRAISAL.

Find out how you evidence your progress as a teacher and how mentors / appraisers can follow the evidence and verify that the Standards for the Teaching Profession are met. The Blue Book Online is mobile friendly and (almost) paperless and the webinar will show you that it is much more than a storage system for documentation.



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Notes

  • Workshops are 4-hour or 2-hour duration
  • Four-hour workshop costs: $130+GST (ECC Members), $150+GST (non-Members)
  • Two-hour workshops cost: $65+GST (CC Members); $75+GST (non-Members)
  • Registrations are open until one week prior to each event
  • The ECC reserves the right to cancel workshops a week prior to the scheduled date if there are insufficient registration number