GROW: Growing Pasifika languages in schools for diverse Pasifika student populations
This course is relevant for education staff from Pasifika and non-Pasifika backgrounds who want to begin or grow Pasifika languages in their culturally and linguistically diverse schools.
This course is designed to support educators to explore opportunities to introduce, develop and nurture Pasifika languages in their schools.
About the course
This course is relevant for education staff from Pasifika and non-Pasifika backgrounds who want to begin or grow Pasifika languages in their culturally and linguistically diverse schools. It is delivered through a blend of face-to-face and online workshops. Participants will also be supported by a digital learning platform for on-going inquiry and reflection.
Important note: Dates and workshop venue will be confirmed once the programme commences.
Workshop 1 (full day face-to-face)
Who are our Pasifika learners? Who are we in this Pasifika languages teaching and learning space?
Friday 22nd March 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm
Workshop 2 (online)
Culturally responsive and sustaining data
Thursday 16th May 2024, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Workshop 3 (online)
Exploring teaching and learning models, leadership and mechanisms for growing Pasifika languages in schools
Thursday 1st August 2024, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Workshop 4 (full day face-to-face)
Developing language teaching and facilitating strategies, skills, activities and environments for bilingual and multilingual Pasifika language programmes.
Friday 6th September 2024, 9:30am-3:30pm
Workshop 5 (online)
Creating proposals, plans, and resources to support and grow learners' Pasifika languages in schools
Thursday 24th October 2024, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Workshop 6 (online)
Professional Growth Cycle Presentations
Thursday 14th November 2024, 3:30pm-5:30pm
At no cost for NZ registered teachers.
Selected participants will be advised of the location once registrations have closed. Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery for face-to-face workshop(s) or provide delivery online where appropriate.
Upon completion of the programme, your school can claim back the cost of two Teacher Release Days.
Meet the facilitators
Literacy and Numeracy
Enhancing and expanding teachers’ capabilities to lead literacy and numeracy learning.
Helping teachers and kaiako build cultural capability to accelerate learning outcomes for Pacific learners.
Growing, strengthening and advocating for language learning and use, and sustaining heritage languages in schools.
Te Whanau Māioha
Learning and mentoring solutions that empower kāhui ako, kaiako and tumuaki to achieve stronger culturally-sustaining outcomes for ākonga/