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We offer programmes, workshops, in-person classroom support, online support and resources to help strengthen language learning in New Zealand schools.

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Empowering educators, students, and communities to shape a future of educational excellence that is firmly rooted in Pacific identity and aspirations.

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We work with schools to build the literacy and numeracy capability of school leaders and teachers to accelerate learning outcomes for all students.

Supporting Students from Different Language Backgrounds

Kia ora Kaiāwhina Teacher Aides! Learn how to best support students from different language backgrounds in this online workshop, which can be funded by the Ministry of Education.

Supporting Students from Different Language Backgrounds
Category

Teacher Aide

Languages

Structure

Standard course

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Role/Audience

Teacher Aide

Duration

1 day

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Mode

Online

Face to face

Location

Auckland

Canterbury-Chatham Islands

Wellington

Nationwide

Funding

Ministry funded

Overview

Focused on the Learning Languages area of the NZ curriculum, Kaiāwhina /Teacher Aides / Learning Assistants gain deep understanding of how languages progress as well as the ways they can support students even if they do not speak the language.

About the course

Course information

Online dates:

9am -3pm Friday 10 May 2024

9am -3pm Wednesday 19 June 2024

9am - 3pm Thursday 22nd August 2024

Registration concludes one week before the scheduled workshop dates:

Flexible online options available. Please sign up below and then when we have enough registrations to run a workshop, we will get in contact with you and find a delivery option that works for the cohort.

What we will cover

This PLD is focused on understanding the Learning Languages area of the New Zealand Curriculum. It aims to give you an understanding of how languages progress as well as the ways you can support students even if you do not speak the language yourself. Understanding students from different cultural backgrounds and valuing what they bring to the classroom will support their learning and help them to experience success as their unique selves.  

Specifics of the New Zealand Curriculum will be discussed in depth and you will be able to apply your understanding to practical situations in the classroom. You will learn how to support bilingual and multilingual students and learn to produce resources that will support language learning.

This course builds your capability in the following Teacher Aide Competency areas:

  • Teacher Aide Induction and Foundation: overarching Teacher Aide values & good practice.
  • Cultural Competence: Understand the importance of culture and identity in learning and inclusiveness of all cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Languages: Communicate with learners, parents, and colleagues in te reo Māori, NZSL, or another language;  Support learners with English as an Additional Language; Assist in production of language resources and adaptation of curriculum.
Structure
Cost

Cost

Online $800 per person + GST

In person $1000 per person + GST

Individual Teacher Aides can apply for up to $1,000 of funding to access PLD over the term of the Collective Agreement - 19 February 2024.

You can apply for funding to:

  • cover the fees/ costs for the PLD
  • reimburse your school for the time required for you to participate in the PLD during workhours so that you can be paid at your normal rate
  • contribute to travel and accommodation required for you to participate in the PLD.

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Supporting Students from Different Language Backgrounds - Online - 10 May 2024

2024-05-10 9:00 am
2024-05-10 3:00 pm

Supporting students from different language backgrounds - Online 19 June 2024

2024-06-19 9:00 am
2024-06-19 3:00 pm

Supporting students from different language backgrounds Online - 22 August 2024

2024-08-22 9:00 am
2024-08-22 3:00 pm