Webinars for school teachers

HomeSchool resourcesWebinars for school teachers

Webinars for school teachers

HomeSchool resourcesWebinars for school teachers

Welcome to our series of high-quality webinars for school teachers. Some webinars are free to watch, but most cost NZ$9.95+GST individually, or you can access all our webinars for a year for just NZ$60+GST with a webinar subscription. Group discounts are also available. We aim to host one or two webinars for school teachers and leaders every month between February and November, and will add webinars to our line-up over the course of the year. Each webinar is approximately one hour long. If you have a webinar subscription, we will email you ahead of each live webinar with joining instructions.

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Understanding emotional regulation and dysregulation

International expert Dr Tracy Stewart will explore what is meant by emotional regulation and dysregulation, and discuss practical strategies that teachers can use to support the positive development of their students’ emotion regulation skills

Free webinar: Māori achieving success as Māori part 2

Janelle Riki-Waaka returns to help educators to positively challenge their existing beliefs and perceptions about te ao Māori, and to build deeper understanding of the best ways to work alongside Māori and enact our responsibilities to te Tiriti o Waitangi

All children deserve (gender) affirmation

Dr And Pasley will discuss why all children deserve to be affirmed for who they are and how gender affirmation might become a space where teachers and students can unpack differences in the classroom and support all children to explore how they want to be in the world

An introduction to Cognitive Load Theory

Dr Greg Ashman explores what cognitive load theory is and its practical implications for teachers.

Providing effective student mental health support and avoiding teacher burnout

Researcher and medical doctor Dr Chris Jenson will discuss his research into providing effective mental health and wellbeing support for students by embedding it into existing curricula and learning programmes

Supporting the transition to school

This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

Webinar archive


Improving the coherence of literacy learning from ECE to Year 13

Teachers from Pupuke kāhui ako discuss their work to improve the continuity and coherence of literacy learning from early childhood education to Year 13.

Improving writing instruction across primary and secondary school

Teacher Jeanette Breen discusses what is most important for students to learn in their writing journey from Primary to Secondary

Writing in a digital age

Professor Emerita Naomi Baron from American University returned to talk about the research into digital technologies and writing, and to share insights from her newest book

Curriculum, substantive knowledge, and the disciplines

Christine Counsell explores questions and ideas related to curriculum thinking and curriculum design.

Curriculum design in schools report webinar

A panel discussion exploring the key ideas, questions and recommendations raised in our 2023 report on curriculum design in schools

Culturally responsive mathematics education

Associate Professor Jodie Hunter (Massey University) shares insights from her extensive classroom-based research into the use of culturally responsive approaches to teaching and learning mathematics in primary school

Supporting oral language in primary schools

Emma Nahna joined us for a follow-up webinar to explore in more detail strategies teachers can employ to support oral language development across the primary school years

Reading in the digital age

Professor Emerita Naomi Baron of American University discussed the extensive research from the past decade that has explored the nature and impact of reading digitally

Oral language foundations for literacy

Speech language therapist and literacy consultant Emma Nahna talks about the fundamental importance of oral language as part a broad, rich literacy programme

Teaching children to read and write

Dr Christine Braid shares her vast knowledge and expertise around the processes involved in learning to read and write

Diverse webinars

Free webinar: Neurodiversity and New Zealand’s education system

We held a free webinar to launch our research report into the experiences of neurodivergent children and those supporting them in Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system. Watch the recording of our webinar where we discuss the reports key findings and to explore what needs to happen to improve the support and opportunities neurodivergent young people receive in New Zealand.

Understanding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Kim Milne (principal advisor at FASD-CAN) discusses what FASD is, how it affects children and adolescents and what teachers and schools can do to support students with FASD

Supporting neurodivergent students in the classroom

Dr Emily McDougal (Anna Freud Centre) shares insights from her work into supporting neurodivergent students in schools and classrooms.

Understanding ADHD

Dr Dione Healey (University of Otago) shares insights from her extensive research into ADHD, much of which is concerned with supporting children with ADHD through cognitive training

Teachers supporting children, whānau, and communities post-disaster

Professor Carol Mutch (University of Auckland) shares her research from over 12 years of supporting schools through different disasters and crises both in Aotearoa and the wider Asia-Pacific

Neurodiversity in education

Exploring the challenges that neurodiverse students face in schools and as they move on to tertiary education, as well as how teachers and schools can help to ameliorate these challenges

Trauma-aware and trauma-informed practice in schools

Trauma-informed practice at primary and secondary school level, including the key principles, strategies, and common barriers and solutions

Gifted education

Justine Munro and Madelaine Armstrong-Willcocks explore what is important and what works in gifted education and share insights from their work with the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

Supporting neurodiverse learners to demonstrate their intellect and capability

Trish and Fay Purdie-Nicholls discuss the underpinning principles for teaching and leadership, and the core practices they have developed to enable neurodiverse learners to demonstrate their intellect and capability.


Understanding and supporting children’s movement and development

International expert Gill Connell discusses the range of movement patterns children need to be engaging with to support their holistic development

Understanding your students’ socio-emotional learning

Dr Heidi Leeson (Monocle Education) discusses social-emotional learning (SEL) and share her latest research on the most impactful areas of SEL in regard to academic performance and the developmental stages of students

Making learning stick with retrieval practice

Kate Jones tells us about how to make learning stick, focusing on the benefits of retrieval practice and practical ideas for teachers to ensure classroom practice is based on relevant research evidence

What switches students on and off?

Professor Andrew Martin presents a guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly of student motivation

Movement and learning in early primary

Exploring the role movement plays in brain development and how movement prepares children for the rigours of formal learning

Enabling student wellbeing and social-emotional learning

The wellbeing of our rangatahi is a notable priority of the New Zealand Government. Yet, New Zealand ranks 35th of 41 for child and adolescent wellbeing in developed countries

Increasing Year 9 and 10 students’ engagement and motivation in STEM

Discover how two teachers used real-world problems drawn from their local community to engage students in collaborative problem-solving

Classroom Management for positive and productive learning environments

Heather Peshak George explores what research says about the strategies, practices and approaches to classroom and behaviour management that promote positive and productive learning environments.

What is learning by scientific design?

Benjamin Riley, the founder of Deans for Impact, explores how teachers can design learning experiences for students rooted in scientific insight

Learning trajectory – from shallow to deep to transfer

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath explores how humans take in, embody, and utilize new information and ideas

& pedagogy

Teaching and leading to the North-East

Professor Russell Bishop discusses his research into how leaders and teachers can structure their practice to create quality and equitable learning for ākonga Māori and other marginalised students.

Free webinar: Gert Biesta in conversation

Professor Gert Biesta engages in dialogue with New Zealand school teachers.

Determining the implications for education from the hype of AI

Dr Sarah Bickerton and Mandy Henk break down in plain language what the recent developments in AI are, what they may mean for education, and importantly, what some strategies might be that teachers and schools can use to engage effectively with AI.

Free webinar: Māori achieving success as Māori

Janelle Riki-Waaka explores what Māori achieving success as Māori means from a Māori worldview, and how teachers and schools can consider how well their environments and practices support ākonga Māori to succeed and thrive

Supporting Pasifika students through dialogic approaches

Dr Jacinta Oldehaver (University of Auckland) discusses her research into how utilising dialogic pedagogical approaches can positively support the engagement and learning of Pasifika students

Supporting children’s physical development from ages 0-7

Exploring the role movement plays in child development and how teachers can support children to be develop gross and fine motor skills.


Using Comparative Judgement to improve writing

Daisy Christodoulou discusses how comparative judgement can help schools improve students’ writing.

Using assessment to create an education system that learns

Renowned assessment expert Michael Absolum (ONZM) explores the central role assessment should play in driving learning throughout the education system and how schools and teachers can adopt these ideas into their practice

In consideration of educational tests: evil, necessary, or beneficial?

Professor Gavin Brown (University of Auckland) takes a balanced perspective that suggests despite unwelcome side effects, schools and teachers need tests to know what students can or cannot do

Harnessing and enhancing assessment in schools

Professor Stuart Kime discusses the role of assessment in teaching and learning with a particular focus on practical strategies for how teachers can enhance their assessment practice and embed effective assessment into their day-to-day teaching.

Teacher development

Building resilience to support teacher wellbeing

Dr Sarah Ferguson shares her extensive knowledge about how to promote workplace wellbeing, including providing educators with tools and strategies that help them to build their resilience and improve their wellbeing.

Introducing instructional coaching in schools

Assistant Professor David Blazar from the US explains how instructional coaching is one of the most effective educational interventions

Supporting the wellbeing of teachers, students and parents

Clinical psychologist and Parentland co-founder Dr Natalie Flynn discussed the research behind the importance of supporting wellbeing right now, as well as practical strategies to support mental health.


Viviane Robinson on school leadership

Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson discusses her recent book 'Reduce Change to Increase Improvement' ( Corwin, 2018)

Lessons from lockdown – rethinking secondary schooling

Two school principals discuss the key lessons that emerged from the lockdown period for their teachers, students and parents and how they have utilised what they’ve learned.

School improvement – exploring the research and practical strategies

Watch Dr Linda Bendikson discuss the research on school improvement as well as provide practical advice and strategies for senior leaders looking to undertake improvement journeys in their schools


Supporting the transition to school

This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

Supporting the transition to school

This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

Supporting student mental health and wellbeing

Dr Jess Stubbing shares her expertise as both a researcher and Clinical Psychologist to help teachers and schools know how they can best support student mental health and wellbeing

Relationships and sexuality education (RSE)

Explore the importance of relationships and sexuality eduation (RSE) across primary and secondary schools

Transitions from early childhood education to school – Part 2

This webinar examines the Pathways section of Te Whāriki and its potential to support learning as children transition from early childhood education to school.

Understanding and enhancing young children’s transitions – Part 1

Sally Peters and Hazel Woodhouse from the University of Waikato explore transitions in the early years.

Learning from lockdown – the voices of parents of Māori and Pasifika students

Authors of the report School-led learning at home: The voices of parents of Maori and Pasifika students will discuss the value of parent voice and some of the key findings of their recent research


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