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Documenting - Making Learning Visible

Notice, Recognise, Respond

  • Started 5 May
  • 149 New Zealand dollars
  • Online Zoom

Service Description

One PD event carried out over three separate dates - Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th May 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Therefore, pay once and attend three workshops. This will strengthen your practical planning skills from one workshop to the next. We document children’s learning and development in order to share, to understand, and to be understood. This series of workshops focuses on key thinking points around why, how and what we need to do in order to create rich and meaningful stories that make our tamariki’s learning visible. Workshop #1: About Observations - NOTICING (Thursday 5th May) This first session is all about different methods of collecting information that is meaningful, purposeful and sustainable. Keeping in mind the importance of high-quality interactions and relationship-building with tamariki we explore forms of documentation that support ako based teaching approaches. Specifically, we will focus on how learning evidence needs to be collected sensitively, over time and in a range of situations, rather than making judgements based upon limited information or a ‘tick-the-box’ approach. Workshop #2: About Analysing - RECOGNISING (Thursday 12th May) What’s happening? What learning is occurring? This second workshop will help us gain perspectives and see beyond what’s on the surface to deeper levels, by focusing our attention using the lens of Te Whāriki This part of the planning cycle requires us to pause and reflect on all the things we have noticed about a child over time and analyse what is important about the learning we have noticed. This requires us to search for trends, patterns, and passions in tamariki’s learning-how to look for the links between the stories and where there are stories of tamariki interest and persistence as well as their developing working theories and sense making of the world. Workshop #3: About Planning - RESPONDING (Thursday 19th May) This component of the planning cycle focuses on practitioner decision-making! This third workshop will draw upon contemporary understandings of how tamariki learn and develop, we will explore effective teaching techniques that support and encourage tamariki’s learning founded on a view of planning that is holistic and continual - as ‘work in progress’. This session will challenge our planning and assessment practices and provoke reflection on how to sequence the ideas being explored with tamariki and other adults visible and authentic. PRESENTED BY LOUISE STRODE – PENNY.

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Contact Details

odele@akotime.co.nz

Auckland, New Zealand