This is a one day, interactive workshop which will focus on building the capacity of teachers to support children with learning differences. It is intended to help develop tools and strategies to take back to environments remembering these children provide plenty of opportunities for classes to learn empathy, patience, tolerance, among many other gifts.
Teachers will leave with specific, practical strategies to assist tamariki who struggle with processing disorders of varying types and degrees, behaviour challenges and supporting children on the autism spectrum with a focus on how materials, systems and processes in the environment can support them.
Come, share, bond, laugh, and leave feeling stronger and more excited about how you can support these children.
If you would like to share a video clip of particular challenging behaviours or a child on the autism spectrum for discussion at the workshop, please contact Cathy Wilson. email@example.com for a permission form to be completed prior to videoing.
6 hour workshop
Locations and Dates:
- Auckland – 2 March 2019 | 10.00 am – 4.00 pm:
Little Earth Montessori Remuera, 45A Ascot Avenue,
Remuera, Auckland 1050.
- Christchurch – 16 March 2019 | 9.30 am – 3.30 pm: Courtyard Montessori Preschool, 99a Somerfield Street, Somerfield, Christchurch 8024.
- Hamilton – 30 March 2019 | 9.30 am – 3.30 pm: Waikato Montessori Education Centre, 267 Newell Road, RD 3, Hamilton 3283.
- Wellington – 13 April 2019 | 9.30 am – 3.30 pm: BestStart Montessori Johnsonville, 23A Elliott Street Johnsonville, Wellington.
- Dunedin – 4 May 2019 | 10.30 am – 4.30 pm: City Heights Childcare and Montessori, 254 York Place, Dunedin 9016.
Bring your own lunch. Morning and Afternoon tea will be provided.
- MANZ Member school staff $145
- Individual member $185
- Full registration $285
Facilitator: Marg Roper
Marg Roper has had many different roles in her teaching career, including both the public and private sector where she has focused on special needs, Montessori and the teaching profession for both small and large organisations. She currently works for the Teaching Council. Marg’s particular interest is in inclusive practice and how to support teachers to ensure they have the tools to support children who learn differently.