Teaching practice/strategies

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PLD developing practices

Developing practices for new tertiary teachers

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curriculum design PLD v3

Curriculum design for learning and teaching

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Improving outcomes for under 25-year-old learners

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dyslexia PLD

Supporting adults with dyslexia in tertiary education and training: an introduction

Get hands on exposure to the latest dyslexia screening tools; examine the additional challenges that learners face beyond phonological decoding and find out the latest thinking on Positive Dyslexia and some of the new technological aids.

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The process of collecting evidence of learner benefit

Get practical information on the importance of evidence-based education and how to integrate evidence collection into day-to-day practice. Clarify the practices that work best for learners and learn how to use professional, reflective practice.

PLD student engagement

Co-operative learning | A teacher’s guide to working with groups

Discover the essential elements of effective group work through practical exercises. Consider assessment design, assessment methods and effective monitoring of groups to promote participation, accountability and fair outcomes for students.

Vocational education PLD

Enhancing teaching and learning in vocational education

Explore recent Ako Aotearoa-funded vocational education projects that resulted in changes in practice, leading to increased benefits for learners. Take part in group discussions on the frameworks and findings presented and how these may be applicable to a teaching context.

Ako SMART learning outcomes PLD

What are we going to learn? Writing SMART learning outcomes

Use Blooms Taxonomy to develop SMART learning outcomes for your own teaching context; develop and build on learner-centred teaching practices with outcomes that align with NZQA Level Descriptors.

Ako student centred learning PLD

Who’s got the map? Planning student-centred learning sessions

Work with other participants to plan a student-centred teaching and learning session that aims to meet a set of SMART learning outcomes.

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Culturally responsive questioning strategies

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Keep learners engaged: plan great lessons online and offline

Plan an engaging, learner-centred session for either online or face-to-face learning environments, that aims to meet SMART learning outcomes. 

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything we do is evidence-based. Everything you’ll learn is practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. 
  3. Ako Talks and webinars
    These online sessions deliver bite-sized information about current topics of interest to educators. Dates and topics are announced on social media and in our Community section and monthly e-news.