Teaching practice/strategies

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An introduction to Dyslexia | Supporting learners to achieve their potential

Develop your skills and knowledge to recognise and support tertiary learners with dyslexia and other learning differences to achieve their potential.  


Level Up | How to constantly improve your teaching

A series of workshops and coaching sessions designed to help you engage and retain your learners.

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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.

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Bullyproofing the learner experience | A Toolkit for Educators

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Neurodiversity | Supporting learner success

Learn more about different types of neurodiversity, the challenges it can pose for learners, and how to put support in place.

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Clarifying boundaries in teacher-student relationships for safe practice

Examine the invisible boundaries between what’s personal and what’s professional in student and workplace relationships. Consider real-world dilemmas and develop strategies to recognise occurrences and respond professionally.

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Developing practices for new tertiary teachers

Learn how to facilitate learning, introduce co-operative and inquiry-based learning and explore new practices relevant to your subject and context to create interesting and engaging teaching delivery.

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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.

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Culturally responsive questioning strategies

This workshop introduces a framework that embodies the teaching and learning practices of establishing a trusting learner environment through fostering whanaungatanga - the development of relationships by sharing experiences.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Educator Pathway

Independent learning on Pathways Awarua.

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

In response to the current challenges of delivering “face-to-face” events, our range of PLD is delivered online - workshops and courses, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development (currently online only until further notice)
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget. 
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from! 
  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.