He pānui mo ngā kaiako o Tāmaki-MaungakiekieTāmaki-Maungakiekie Early Childhood Newsletter April 2011 Tēnā koutou kātoa! Warm gree1ngs to you all! I have ﬁnally made an appearance at each of your centres. Thank you for taking the 1me to show me around your gorgeous centres. With such diversity of teachers and early childhood se@ngs it looks to be an exci1ng year. It has been great to see commiCed teachers turning up to planned workshops and engaging in ac1vity aDer centre hours. I appreciate that you all lead busy lives, and to see you take the 1me out of your home life to engage in conversa1ons and learning in your own 1me is admirable. Please remember if there are topics that you are interested in pursuing, ﬂick me an email to let me know and Ill make it happen throughout the year. You will ﬁnd a range of workshops planned for next term and the date for the next Tāmaki-‐Maungakiekie Early Learning Conference. Kia manuia Naketa Ikihele -‐ Early Years Faciliator Self-‐Review Focus Those that have completed the Rubrics documenta1on will now be Rubrics and Memorandum of Understandings up to the stage of choosing a self-‐ review focus under the theme of If you have not completed these yet, or returned them "Literacy" or "Transi1on to School". to me please do so as soon as possible. If you would like me to support you The Memorandum of Understanding is important for with iden1fying this focus, please me to conﬁrm that all teachers are fully aware of the email me to arrange a 1me for me programme and focus areas. to work with your team. The rubrics can be a very reﬂec1ve process. They can Some centres already have some help you consider where you are at before we begin this exci1ng projects underway. professional learning programme and it helps me understand this too. So, make the most of these as a tool for your team to reﬂect on your current prac1ces. Those of you who have completed this form tell me that it is a worthwile process.
http://eceonline.core-ed.org/ This online community is hosted by CORE Educa1on, and is funded, in part, by the Ministry of Educa1on as part of the new suite of Professional Development op1ons. It is open for everyone to access, read and contribute so that a wealth a resources is built for early childhood educa1on. To register for this Online Community visit eceonline.core-‐ed.org . Find the Register buCon below the Log in Box. Fill in your details as required and join the online hive of ac1vity.There are spaces dedicated to Infants and Toddlers and Pedagogical Leadership. There are currently discussions about Literacy in Early Childhood and Literacy with Toddlers. It would be great to see some of your opinion posted in this online environment. Please let me know if you would like assistance or guidance in se@ng yourself up online. Thank you to those fabulous teachers who have iden11ed their interest in becoming part of a small Digital Storytellers group within Tāmaki-‐ Maungakiekie. We s1ll need a few more teachers. I hope to build a team of experts within our area with the inten1on of presen1ng and suppor1ng other teachers and children with digital storytelling within Tāmaki-‐Maungakiekie and beyond. You will need to have a laptop that you can access for these sessions. If this sounds like you and/or you want to learn more please email me naketa@core-‐ed.org or txt/call 021 594 825 by the 29th April 2011. Our ﬁrst workshop will be in Term Two 2011. If you have a PC computer please download the free soDware Photo Story 3 from here
Whats behind your bookshelf?A workshop hosted by the Panmure Library. A look at resoucesavailable at your local library and ideas for choosing and readinggreat stories.Date: Monday 9th May 2011Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pmWhere: Panmure Library, 13 Pilkington Rd, PanmureCost: FREE Literacy Tours REGISTRATIONS AREAn opportunity to visit one ESSENTIALschool, one early childhoodcentre and one kindergsrtensetting in a day. Feedbackfrom previous Literacy Tours Reﬂection in Teachingwas highly postive. Book earlyto avoid dissapointment as The process of reﬂection has beenplaces are limited. inherent in teaching for decades. Now that youve ﬁnished studying how many ofThursday 9th June 2011 us continue to engage in this importantMonday 27th June 2011 process? This workshop will suit teachers undergoing teacher regstrationCost: FREE supervision. Date: Thursday 12th May 2011 Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm Where: Just Kidz Educare, 75 Merton Rd, St. Johns Cost: FREE
Infant and Toddler Workshop - Heuristic Play Heuristic play actively encourages exploration by using and developing childrens senses. Children instinctively investigate objects that interest them, making discoveries through taste, touch, smell, sound and how they look. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore one centres infant and toddler environment and hear how you can adapt this in your own context. Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2011 Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm Where: Play and Learn (King St), 4 King St, Papatoetoe Cost:FREE REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL Tāmaki-Maungakiekie Early Learning Conference. Saturday 18th June 2011 9.30am - 2.30pm Pt England School Cost: FREEWorkshop titles include: Literacy beyond ourwalls, What comes before reading and writing, Storytelling and much more....
Iden%ty, Language and Culture What does this mean? We will unpack what this means in your early childhood context and explore and iden7fy prac7cal strategies that support children, families and teachers with authen7c interac7ons with children Date: Thursday 19th May 2011 Time: 2.00pm -‐ 4.00pm Where: Te Waipuna Puawai, 12a Umere Cres, Ellerslie Cost:FREE REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIALWalkers GroupAre there any teachersinterested in organising ateachers walking group? Anopportunity to Network withother teachers from the Tāmaki-Maungakiekie centres as well as engaging in some great professional learning conversations.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Learning Hui An opportunity to engage in discussion around future and current plans for early childhood learning in Tāmaki. This hui is aimed at local Community Organisa7ons, Early Learning Providers, Teachers and Families. Where: HIM Church (behind Pak n Save in Glen Innes), 77 Line Rd, Glen Innes Time: 5.00pm -‐ 7.30pm R.S.V.P to Natasha ]email@example.com Auckland UnleashedCOMET is hos1ng an open forum for the educa1on sector during the school holidays so that as many educa1on sector people as possible can par1cipate in providing feedback to the Mayor. AUCKLANDDate:Wednesday 20th April UNLEASHED_ THE AUCKLAND PLAN DISCUSSION DOCUMENT_Time:1pm-‐4pmRegistra7on from 12.30Venue:Waipuna Lodge Exhibi7on Hall, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt WellingtonRSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org !"#$%&!()*+,-.)!/012345678)9&)70:34;<455=> =?@AB@===CD=A!E
Professional Learning Clusters -‐ 2011 as at April 2011 Tāmaki Transi=ons 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 LiCle Moas Educare Recommended Recommended Book of the Month Video of the Month Malcolm Gladwell is Ken Robinson a quirky author with is famous for an interesting writing his thought- style. provoking insights into Outliers - provides creativity in us with an insight education. into the lives of some of the worlds most successful people. His TED Talk - Schools Kill Creativity challenges every What does it take to be successful teacher to look at individual and how does this impact on your children and the curriculum we work with young children? provide. http://www.ﬁshpond.co.nz/Books/ http://www.ted.com/talks/ Outliers-Malcolm-Gladwell/ ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_ 9780316017930? creativity.html Contact me 021 594 825 naketa@core-‐ed.org iChat: email@example.com Skype: naketaferguson