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For those that have made their choice, confirmation of this will be on the back of your lanyard at conference.
For those that have not made their choice for a workshop Monday afternoon during conference there are some spaces available in some of workshops and you will be able to sign up at conference.

Workshops

TITLE DESCRIPTION FACILITATORS
More Bang For Your Buck (Treasurer's Kit) The treasurer's role in building union strength? what does effective use of member's money look like? Mark Chan
Branches That Buzz Doing the same thing gets the same results? Some ideas and innovations for energising and motivating union activity through your branch. Neil Hammond Mona Stevens Karen Jackson
Building Inclusive Schools and Centres Inclusion, what does it mean and what does it take? This workshop will explore the mind sets and often amusing practical actions needed for schools and centres to develop their own approach to being inclusive. Presenter, Mark Potter is the Principal of Berhampore School, which is widely recognised as an advocate for the inclusion of all children in education. Mark Potter
Developing Collective Impact Most of us understand the concept of collaboration but we often find that in practice it is easier said than done. How do we move beyond coming together as a group of individuals to creating a strong foundation for collective impact? This interactive workshop will explore the collaborative process and provide some tools to help us work together effectively. Tess Casey
Privatisation - Why BYOD is a GERM How teaching and learning are being privatised, mapping the spread of privatisation in centres and classrooms, and how charity is private business in sheep's clothing. John O'Neil
PLD to support transition from ECE to school The Upper Hutt Professional Learning Community (UPLC) project focuses on supporting a seamless progression from ECE to school for children and their families. Teachers have explored similarities and differences between settings, curriculum documents, research on transitions and networking opportunities that enhance a professional and collegial relationship. Kate Endri
Collaboration in action - the "Reading Together" success story. Identifying and breaking down the barriers to ensure successful home school collaboration happens. Paul Hunt
Ohinemuri: a rural case study with implications for collaborative groups Over 10 years working together, the Ohinemuri cluster have developed collaborative practice that includes de-privatisation of data, combined PLD for teaching and support staff, an inquiry framework, and the sharing of resources including people using a strong research and evidence base. Next steps for the cluster are focusing on the inclusion of ECE services. Kaye Ferguson
Differentiated Learning Can teachers expect to get something different by doing what they have always done? Change is inevitable. Te Whata Tau o Putauaki is a Kura a Iwi Maori Medium kura that is utilising differentiated learning to assist student achievement. Mauri Oho is a Maori Medium approach to working with students. Each student within Mauri Oho has a differentiated programme tailored to their strengths and passions. Ripeka Lessels
When the going gets tough: Managing Difficult Conversations From time-to-time everyone is faced with anxiety inducing conversations, be it talking with students, parents, or colleagues. Develop your confidence and communication skills so you are prepared when faced with difficult conversations. Discover a practical framework for structuring conversations, explore active listening skills, understand how to communicate difficult messages, and improve your nonverbal communication in this interactive workshop. Duncan Harding
Speak Up, Speak Out How to build our influence using communication platforms? What to say, when to say it, choosing the right method. Liam Rutherford
John McRae and Gina Lockyer
Collaboration: meeting the aspirations of Tuvaluan, Niuean and Cook Island communities in a Pasifika Kindergarten setting From community consultation to developing a collective vision - transforming the traditional kindergarten setting into one that engages and involves Pasifika families for their children's success, and how that impacts on transition to school. Caroline Mareko Ngaretta Strong