He pānui mo ngā kaiako o Tāmaki-MaungakiekieTāmaki-Maungakiekie Early Childhood Newsletter July 2011 Tēnā koutou kātoa! Warm gree1ngs to you all! We have had a range of workshops, centre visits, literacy tours on oﬀer through the past six months. You will have an opportunity to reﬂect on the impact these have had on your prac1ce and/or teaching environment. Below you will see a link to a Google Form that asks for feedback on aspects of the PL Programee. Once completed you can have these emailed back to you for your teacher registra1on, staﬀ appraisal or self review folder. The aKendance at these workshops varies. To make the most of this programme it is highly recommended that you make every eﬀort to aKend these. If you ﬁnd that these workshops are not mee1ng your needs please feel free to email me and let me know topics that you are interested in. Kia manuia Naketa Ikihele -‐ Early Years Facilitator Click here to go to the form
Self-‐Review Focus The proess of Self-‐review can be likened to that of an ongoing spiral. Choosing one area to focus on gives you the 1me and space to really interogate what goes on for children and the impact of your ac1ons on childrens learning. We have had some amazing focus areas come through in the past month, these include: “How can we as teachers engage all children in dynamic storytelling?” "How can we as teachers increase our own enjoyment of the wriKen word?". “How can we foster children’s ques1oning powers to support them in gaining new informa1on to further their learning?” “How can we as teachers engage in rich conversa1ons with young children?” “How can we engage children in quality interac1ons and conversa1ons?” Ill be visi1ng in the next few weeks to hep centres gather their informa1on and data.Suggested Time Frame for Ac5on Research/Self-‐Review focus June/July August September October • Iden1fy Self Review • Gather data about • Analyse your data • Key ideas Focus your focus • Iden1fy paKerns in • Ac1on Plan • Document the story • Focus on teachers prac1ce • What next? ac1ons • What have you • Reﬂec1on learned? Con5nually reﬂec5ng and documen5ng your journey. November December January February • Iden1fy another Self • Gather data about • Analyse your data • Key ideas Review Focus your focus • Iden1fy paKerns in • Ac1on Plan • Document the story • Focus on teachers prac1ce • What next? ac1ons • What have you • Reﬂec1on learned?
Workshop ReﬂectionsTransition to School WorkshopKim Benjamin (Deputy Principal) from Bairds Mainfreight Primary School shared herexpertise with us in an informal catch up at Glen Innes Kindergarten.What strategies do schools use to encourage learning?-High but realistic expectations, Repitition and ConsistencyWhat does BMPS want from ECE children?Children to be eager to learn (more), Inquisitive, Exposure to print, Listening tostories, Creativity, ORAL LANGUAGE and Questioning."The teacher plays a signiﬁcant role in learning - if youre passionate theyll beinterested" The beliefs and values of teachers highly inﬂuence the attitude childrenhave towards learning areas.There is no right answer for learning - a combination of strategies is best! "The sparkle in 5 year olds eyes when they begin school must be sustained"
GET READY FOR SCHOOL DVD SCREENING At the Early Years conference Louise Dempsey mentioned the Get Ready for School DVD, Many of you have shown interest in watching this so we will screen this at Seugagogo Aoga Amata on Friday 22nd July at 3.30pm 54 Mason Ave Otahuhu REGISTRATIONS ARE Popcorn will be provided ESSENTIAL QUALITY INTERACTIONS What does this look like in a busy earlychildhood context? Unpack the importance of language and slowing down. Wednesday 17th August at 3.30pm (Venue to be conﬁrmed)
STORY CHASERS...Our ﬁrst digital storytelling workshop will be held next month. As indicatedearlier on in the year I hope to build a team of experts within Tāmaki-Maungakiekie to become experts in Digital Storytelling. Your role will be tosupport other teachers and children in the area with digital storytelling.To join this group it is expected that you will attend every session and withsupport, work towards creating and delivering workshops.Date: Thursday 28th July 2011Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pmWhere: Tāmaki Transformation Building, 171 Pilkington Rd, GlenInnesCost: FREEParticipants will need to bring:*A laptop*5 -10 digital images of your own to create a digital story. You will need to REGISTER for this workshop by Tuesday 26th July 2011.
Professional Learning Clusters -‐ 2011 as at June 2011 Tāmaki Transi5ons Literacy Cluster "Healthy and Ready to Learn" Toku reo toku oho oho Glen Innes Kindergarten Tinytown Childcare -‐ Mt Wellington Pt England Kindergarten Tinytown Childcare -‐ Otahuhu Panmure Bridge Childcare Centre Waipuna Preschool Centre Akoteu LouOlive Pre-‐school Otahuhu Kindergarten Te Ao Hou Childcare Centre Seugagogo Aoga Amata Edukids Apirana -‐ Preschool St Marys Family Pre-‐school Just Kidz Early Childhood Centre Kidstown Childcare Ltd Ngā Purapura Puawai Ngā Tamariki Puawai Tongan Tamaki Feofaaki Preschool LiKle Moas Educare Recommended Recommended Reading of the Month Video of the Month An Agenda for Amazing Career analyst Children. Dan Pink examines the The Minister of Educa9on puzzle of has announced an eight mo9va9on, week public consulta9on on star9ng with a the recommenda9ons made in the ECE fact that social Taskforce report. The consulta9on scien9sts know but most managers began on 15 June and will end on 8 dont: Tradi9onal rewards arent always August 2011. as eﬀec9ve as we think. Listen for illumina9ng stories -‐-‐ and maybe, a way Please download the report from: forward. An Agenda for Amazing Children (Full Report) View the video online here: hTp://on.ted.com/9QdB Please share your thoughts through the submission process. Contact me +64 21 594 825 naketa.ikihele@core-‐ed.org