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Courses (User Pays)

ESS offers courses on a user pays basis providing professional development support not available through the Ministry funded contracts. We are currently offering the following courses:

SCTs- Revitalising and Refocusing the Role

Who should attend?

Secondary school teachers who are currently in the role of Specialist Classroom teacher, or who may have an interest in this role in the school.


Course Outline:

Since 2004 the SCT role has provided professional support and learning to teachers in schools. This workshop provides an opportunity for SCTs to review their role as an SCT and to build their kete of ideas and approaches to support teachers within their schools.

Course Outcomes:

The workshop provides an opportunity to:

  • Examine approaches for leading change within the school
  • Share ideas and strategies to support teachers to work with priority learners
  • Support the integration of literacy across learning areas
  • Reflect on and refresh professional learning goals
  • Apply learnings to work with teachers within their own school
  • Work collaboratively with other SCTs in their area

Facilitator:

Ian Stevens: Ian was involved in the setting up of the SCT role and participated in the initial PD programme for SCTs. Ian is currently Director of Education Support Services.
Mal Thompson: Mal is a secondary literacy and curriculum facilitator who has worked in professional learning contracts, such as Secondary Literacy Project with schools in the Otago and Southland regions.
Janice Tofia: Janice is the Pasifika Success facilitator for the Te Tapuae o Rehua consortium. She works closely with schools focussing on raising the achievement of priority learners, in particular Pasifika students.

Location/sInvercargillDunedin
Date/TImeWednesday 10 June 2015
9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Friday 19 June 2015
9.00 am - 3.00 pm
VenueInformation Centre, University of Otago College of Education, 100 Nelson St, InvercargillEG4, Education Centre, University of Otago College of Education, 157 Union Street, Dunedin
Cost per person$180.00$180.00
Enrolment byFriday 29 May 2015Friday 5 June 2015

Register online here: https://secure-www.otago.ac.nz/ess-enrolment/userpays.html

Enquiries to essadmin@otago.ac.nz

Please note by registering for this course you are agreeing that we can invoice your school for the cost per person. If you are paying personally please note this under schools details.

English in the Junior Classroom

Who should attend?

Teachers of English, particularly at junior level (yr 7-10)


Course Outline:

This course aims to provide an opportunity for English teachers to focus on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language in multi level junior programmes. It will also back-map from the senior programmes and focus on building skills and knowledge at junior level to ensure success at NCEA.

Course Outcomes:

  • To focus on students as critical readers and writers
  • To share ideas and resources for creating engaging junior programmes

Facilitator:

Dr Mal Thompson
Mal is currently a Regional Facilitator in the Secondary Achievement Contract as part of the Te Tapuae o Rehua consortium. Formerly a secondary English teacher, Mal has been working with secondary schools in the southern region facilitating in-depth professional development in the English learning area.

LocationsInvercargillDunedin
Date/TimeFriday 22 May 2015
9.00am - 3.00pm
Wednesday 27 May 2015
9.00am - 3.00pm
VenueInformation Centre, Southland Campus University of Otago College of Education, 100 Nelson St, InvercargillEG4, Education Centre, University of Otago College of Education,
157 Union Street, Dunedin
Cost per person$200.00
Enrolment byFriday 8 May 2015

Register online here: https://secure-www.otago.ac.nz/ess-enrolment/userpays.html

Enquiries to essadmin@otago.ac.nz

Please note by registering for this course you are agreeing that we can invoice your school for the cost per person. If you are paying personally please note this under schools details.

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PLEASE NOTE: the viability of workshops held in regions are subject to enrolment numbers. While we do not like to cancel workshops if we do not have a minimum number of participants then the workshop may be withdrawn. We will make every effort to advise you of this as soon as possible via the email address you gave when enrolling. If you have any questions regarding our workshops please do not hesitate to contact us. Click here for our full cancellation and inclement weather policy.

If there are particular courses or facilitators that would interest you please email essadmin@otago.ac.nz

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