Teaching practice/strategies

exploring ako workshops series

Exploring Ako | Six steps to success

This workshop, and series of elective sessions, will provide kaiako (educators) with an opportunity to access a fresh new resource to guide them in aligning their teaching practices with proven strategies for ākonga (learner) success.

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Learner Agency

Learner agency is the art of purposefully navigating through your own learning journey.

By integrating principles of learner agency into our practice we can support learners to take greater control of their educational journey, making their learning more enjoyable, engaging, and effective.

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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.

Stop Bullying

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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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Explore ways of putting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into practice.

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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.

Learner Agency Educator Pathway

Developing Learner Agency Educator Pathway

Independent learning on Pathways Awarua.

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Tapatoru Educator Pathway

Independent learning on Pathways Awarua.

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Kiwi Lingo WordFit

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.

Our range of PLD workshops and courses can be delivered online or face-to-face, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can deliver in-house professional development targeted to your needs. For face-to-face options, we can come to you. 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!