2023 Community of Practice – Register now!

By Diana Wilkes

TĀRAI KURA Te Pito Mata: Register to participate in our 2023 Community of Practice (CoP)

As Tārai Kura Ringa Whao, we work alongside a growing number of new schools and those undergoing major redevelopment, and recognise the wealth of opportunities that exist for the cross pollination of thinking through communities of practice (CoP). This is the opportunity to explore practice around quality teaching, learning and collaboration, and to help leaders and educators consider strategies for implementation in their own context.

On the back of a successful community of practice looking at collaborative approaches to teaching in 2022, this year we are pleased to be able to offer you two opportunities to join a community of practice, to support you and your kaiako to strengthen your practice.

1. The Online Change Leadership Community of Practice (CoP) is a year-long online initiative to support schools to strengthen their leadership of complex change in today’s Aotearoa. This CoP is designed for both schools outside Tāmaki Makaurau who want the opportunity to build connections with other schools going through significant changes, or for those inside Tāmaki Makaurau who prefer shorter online connection rather than whole days off site. It will be facilitated online through 90 minute webinars for school leaders and teachers.

2. The Kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face), Student Agency Community of Practice (CoP) is a year-long initiative to support schools to strengthen student agentic pedagogies within their practice. Meaningful, active engaged learning shaped by an understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy will also be explored. The CoP will be facilitated kanohi ki te kanohi within Tāmaki Makaurau for school leaders and teachers.

Please use the links above to access a more detailed pānui for each CoP (where you can learn more about the focus of each community and when they will be held) and to register.

We strongly encourage you and your team to take advantage of this Tārai kura funded professional learning networking opportunity, where you can learn with and from other schools and support each other to work in smart ways, building on the collective strengths and expertise we have within the sector.

Please complete the registrations asap. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Marino, c.marino@evaluate.co.nz

We look forward to working with you!

Ngā mihi

Judy Bruce, Kim Rogers, Shona Smith, Diana Wilkes and Carolyn Marino

Check out our website: https://www.taraikura.nz/