2019 Bright Spots Awards Champion Innovation in New Zealand Schools


The importance of teacher knowledge for creating deeper learning


Supporting Children with Autism in ECE

8:00pm, 24 October, 2019 / Zoom Webinar
In this webinar Dr Hannah Waddington (Victoria University of Wellington) and PhD student Jessica Tupou will discuss simple strategies for supporting children with autism in an early childhood setting. This will include practical techniques for increasing engagement and participation; and supporting communication and understanding. They will also discuss the importance of including parents whenever possible. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the webinar.

Teaching as Inquiry for ECE settings


Teaching as Inquiry Workbook


Strategies for intentional teaching and when you might use them


Intentional teaching


How children learn: Principles to underpin curriculum design


Designing curriculum: Effective experiences and environments for early childhood education


Why the learning sciences also need curriculum design and deeper learning


We currently offer 4 types of events:

Seminars: researchers discuss their research specifically for a teacher audience, offering rich insights together with practical ideas and strategies

Educator Q+As: for teachers, by teachers. Expert teachers share how they are applying particular research in their teaching practice and offer practical strategies and resources

Learning circles: provide teachers with the opportunity to delve deeper into the research, and to discuss particular research findings and reports with each other, and guided by an expert facilitator

Report launches: we aim to release two research reports each year. Each release will have an accompanying event, which will delve into the main themes and implications of the report.